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Memories of Cavendish
Cavendish The Wheelwright
My 3rd great grandfather lived here and was a wheelwright, his name was William Spencer and he was married to Hannah Hammond b 1796 . Her father and mother were Jeremiah Hammond b 1749 and his wife Mary Brown b 1760. William's son Robert moved to Croydon for work with his wife Harriet Parkinson. My great grandfather Herbert Spencer was born 1857 in Croydon and my grandfather Henry Spencer born 1886 Milton Road and my father Harry Sidney Spencer b 1909 Bute Road, Croydon, he married my mother Margaret Curren b 1912 from Gateshead in 1936 at Croydon Parish Church. I was born 6 Brampton Road Croydon on 6.6.1946, now live in Auckland, NZ, with my twin sons Daniel and Philip and husband Barry Cavanagh.
Fond Memories of Clare
I was with the RAF stationed at Stradishall and only just married and searched for a place to live at Clare. Coming from London I found the pace of life was in a much lower gear than I had been used too but it did not take me long to fall into this new way of life. We rented a nice little flat on the Market Hill above a shoe shop belonging to the Mugg family. Mrs Mugg and her daughter Florence worked in the shop whilst Mr Mugg was a cobbler and had his workshop at the end of the building just inside my front door which faced Station Road.
As my weekly pay at that time was only £3.10.0 (£3.50) I found myself a casual job for a Saturday and when on leave with a Don Thopmson and his son Paul at their garage at Nethergate Street repairing motor cars for the princely sum of 10/- (50p) a day, how well off I felt at the time. My... Read more
Corner Shop Opposite Lion Hotel
I vaguely remember visiting the corner shop seventy years ago. Not sure if the owners were relatives or just friends of my grandparents. If anyone knows who lived there and operated the shop in the 1940s the information would be appreciated. David, in Napa, California
My parents bought Church Farm in 1957 and Robert Pearson farmed here till he died in 1997. The ideal environment for my children Mark and Sarah to be brought up in. Animals and fresh air so sadly missed by youngsters nowadays.
Spent many happy hours riding motorbikes around the meadows at Church Farm with the family. Lived at Hawkedon at the time..
Childhood Memories of Belchamp Walter
I was born in 1953 and lived at Largess Farm in Belchamp Walter. My surname then was Branwhite.My father was Fred Branwhite, a farmer. I went to the village school whenIi was 5 years old. It was a small school, with only two classrooms and toilets outside....very cold in the winter! Tables would be put up in the classroom for lunch...which was delivered in a van. I think there were only about twenty children in the school when I was there. I remember when, arriving at school on cold winter mornings, we would stand around the 'turtle' stove and warm our freezing cold hands before lessons started. The headmistress, also a teacher, was Mrs Pearson. I remember her as a lovely lady with white hair. The school closed when I was about 10 years old, and we had to go to Belchamp St Pauls primary school... by bus. There was a shop in the centre of the village then, where I used to spend my 6d (old money) pocket money......which... Read more