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Memories of Poslingford
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
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.
My family lived in Hawkedon from about the mid-1880s and came from Kirtling, Cambs. I know that they ran the Queen's Head and I think my grandmother helped to teach at the local school. My mother's family (Bacon) were all born at Langley Farm. I don't think it is called that now and wonder if anyone has any memories of this family. I did visit the house some years ago with a cousin and my mother, and the family were very kind and allowed us to look around, which gave my mother so much pleasure. If the same family still live there I would like to thank them. Sadly my mother passed away in 2000 at the age of 84 but I cannot forget the look on her face when she was invited into the house in which she was born!
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..
My brother owned the Hall for a number of years, my parents also lived there.
I can clearly see Johnny the gardener, he lived in the little summer house in the rose garden, just right for him as he was a dwarf.
I remember the lovely parties we had in the big hall with a blazing fire, a gigantic long table in the middle of the hall, where we had some wonderful feasts.
At bedtime I would always take my dog Pip up the stairs with me, I had to put her on a lead as she did'nt like it and would escape to my mum & dads cottage. I think it was definately haunted as I was always hearing things.
Quite often we would go to Ousden to The Fox, John & Val used to own it then, a lovely friendly place.
Shopping days we went to Wickhambrook to the village shop which sold everything, or you could ring them up with... Read more