Growing Up In New Mill - a Memory of New Mill.
I was born in 1949 and lived in New Mill until 1973. I clearly remember the Implement gate, what happened to it? We used to meet there as boys, close to the canal where we played football in a field known as "Sewage Farm Stadium" as it adjoined the open sewage works where we dug worms for fishing. There was very little traffic at that time and we raced carts made from old prams down the hill by the Red House pub where the Prossers were the tenants. The pub is long gone and although the road layout has remained, much has changed. My friends from the early 50's were Alan Fenemore, Jon and Andre Wheeler, David Horne, David Prosser and many others. The 'Mens Club' met on a Monday night in the now defunct village Hall, next to the school which is now a nursery. Good times? I like to think so.
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