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Life in Branston

I was born in Branston in 1948. I grew up there until I was 16 when we moved to Lincoln. There was a waterwheel down one of the country lanes which was very unusual, in as much as that it was horizontal rather than vertical. I believe it is still there today.
My family were quite extensive in the village and everyone knew everyone else. They were alway ready to help each other and were all very friendly.
I could play in the streets with complete safety and without fear.
We would have "Rummage Sales" in the Village Hall on a regular basis and the 1st May was always a treat with dancing round the Maypole and bands.
School sports days were always held on a Saturday and were quite a big affair.
We had a field that we named "The Hills and Hollows" that was great fun to play in. As its name suggests it was very hilly and we would roll down the hills (taking care to dodge the cow pats of course).
Children's games were Stick and Hoop, Hopscotch, Marbles, Tig and the usual Cowboys and Indians and Cops and Robbers. The last 2 played round the streets.
I have many memories of the village and enjoyed life there very much.

Written by Alexandra Arnold. To send Alexandra Arnold a private message, click here.

A memory of Branston in Lincolnshire shared on Thursday, 4th September 2008.

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