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Life on The Farm at Kettlethorpe

We moved to Park Farm Kettlethorpe when I was 7. The family at this time was reduced to Mum and Dad, Eileen, Brian, Maureen and Gillian. At first we lived in a semi detatched house at the top of the lane leading down to the Farm. Neighbours were Mr and Mrs Button with daughters Glenys and Susan and Mr and Mrs Sherbourne. Dad was promoted to Farm Forman so we moved down the the main farm house.
This had a small kitchen added on to the main house. In it was a copper over a brick fireplace for washing. Mum had a mangle with large wooden rollers. The washing was washed in the boiling water and had to be lifted out with a large stick and put through the mangle to get the water out and then rinsed and then through the mange again. We had to help with turning the mangle. The clothes were then carried outside the garden and hung on a long clothes line strung between... Read more

Growing Up

My father was employed as the farm foreman at Park Farm, Kettlethorpe for several years up until his death in 1960. We lived in the farmhouse down a lane about half a mile from the A57 main road. I went to school at Saxilby, my younger sisters to Newton on Trent. I must have been about 12 years old when we moved there and left at 18 when we had to leave our tied cottage on Dad's death and we moved to Fenton. Life was good on the farm for a growing lad, I had a dog and an air rifle and spent many hours "ratting" at night around the barns and stackyard. I had my cycle and used to roam for miles and frequent Newton on Trent and Kettlethorpe village. Kettlethorpe church featured quite strongly in my family's life, my older sisters were married from there, my Dad's funeral was conducted there and eventually I was married there too. This in the spring of 1963 because my future wife... Read more

Park Farm

Having just read the article on Park Farm written by Gillian Emerton, I am the above mentioned Glenys, nee Button. Those where the days. I can remember all the things that Gillian wrote about making butter with her mum and mice catching at harvest time. I also went to Newton-on-Trent school and remember playing marbles with a boy called Michael Miles and also a boy in my class called Walter Easton. Mrs Moore the school teacher had a son called Richard Moore. I would go to the pub in the village that sold sweets and get with my 3 pence one bag of broken crisps, gob stoppers and 4 chews for a penny - old money that is. My twin brothers that were born at Park Farm were christened at the church in Newton-on-Trent. The game keeper was called Mr Massey and he lived at Thorney village and he had a black car that he called Josephine and I would go with him to feed the baby pheasants to fatten... Read more

Floods on High St/ Bridge St Corner

High Street c1965, Saxilby
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Until the current concrete flood walls and steel piles that line the banks of the Fossdyke Canal were installed in the mid-1960s, this area of the village regularly flooded during the autumn and winter months. Lots of fishermen from Sheffield would arrive by train during the season to take part in fishing matches staged on the Fossdyke. Fishing there as a boy, I recall the fishing being regularly interrupted by the passing of barges loaded with grain or timber, making their way between Boston, Lincoln and the Trent at Gainsborough. A regular sight on the Fossdyke canal, moored outside the Sun Inn each Sunday, was The Mary Gordon, a passenger launch based on the Brayford pool, Lincoln. Skipper Ross would ferry passengers to Saxilby during the afternoon, returning to Lincoln in the early evening. More leisurely times, though only 50 years ago!

Guernsey Evacuees

My mother and her family, the Petits, were evacuees from Guernsey during World War 2. They were housed in Coates by Stow and then Saxilby. They attended Stow School. There were 8 children, Cyril, Donald,Olive, Mavis, Monica, Audrey, John and Mary. My mother, Monica, informs me that they were involved in putting on plays at the local hall and photos appeared in the local papers. Does anyone remember them and /or have photos? Thank you, Jackie Thom.

School Days in Newton-On-Trent

I went to school in Newton on Trent when I was 7. The head teacher was Mrs Moore. There was a Big room and a Little Room. The Little Room had a Wendy House...and I remember reading a book about and boy who kept running around a tree until he turned to butter. I never did understand how that happened.
In the Big Room we had wooden desks that sat two pupils side by side. There were holes for ink wells. The room was heated by a pot bellied stove with a fire guard around it.

When you progressed from writing with a pencil you were allowed to use a pen and ink. For this we had to get a pen, a pen nib and the ink wells would be filled by the ink monitor. When we had written in ink we had to blot it with blotting paper.

Hot dinners were served at lunch time. They arrived in large steel containers ready cooked. My favourite dessert... Read more

Aany Information Please

I was born at Gate Burton Hall in 1941. The only information I have is that my mother was born in Louth and later lived in Hull. I think that she was evacuated there during the war. Does anyone have any information regarding the hall being used as a maternity hospital during the war?

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