Memories of Merrow


In former times the village blacksmith was an important member of the community. Horses were the main form of motive power for both transport and agriculture, and the skill of the blacksmith in keeping horses well shod and farm implements in good repair was vital to the local economy. The blacksmith’s workshop, along with the (...Read full memory)

My nan and grandad lived down here, I can remember walking down here hundreds of times, sometimes with my mum and others with my auntie Joyce, I really loved her she used to give me tomato ketchup sandwiches, and my grandad's front garden was a cushion of forget-me-nots - we weren't allowed to walk on his grass. We would (...Read full memory)

I went to this school from 1950 to 1955. It used to back onto Great Goodwin Farm. I lived just down Merrow Street opposite the farm. My step father worked on the farm.

I remember the village hall at Merrow. I would have been seven; we lived in Merrow St, No.1 Alma Cottages opposite Great Goodwin Farm from 1945 to 1956. Dad used to take us, my two brothers and sister to the hall on Sundays where we had to stay outside in the garden and we would have lemomade and play. Great memories of my (...Read full memory)

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