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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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)