Linton Butcher Herbert Fordham - a Memory of Linton.

My mother, Gladys Fordham, was born in Linton in 1903. Her father, Herbert, was a local butcher. As a child in the 1950s, summer holidays would always mean a trip to Linton and I would visit my grandfather at his home behind the shop in the High St. with my aunt, Olive Sadler (nee Fordham).. The family lived at various times at the Dock and Duck Inn and at Church Cottage. My aunt used to take my cousins and me down to the river for picnics and we would fish for sticklebacks and minnows - and on one occasion a net full of eels!

My mother was both a pupil and later a teacher at the village school (in the 1920s). Her ashes are now buried beneath the crabapple tree behind the church. I still visit it every few years.


A memory shared by jjoday on Sep 24th, 2019.
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