It is lovely to see so many attending this month’s meeting.
David introduced Peter, a speaker we have booked for an evening in the Church, date to be confirmed. Peter has a wonderful sense of humour!
Alan gave us a very interesting talk on the railway life of the Powell family and incidents that took place. A lost suit case, and cleaning out the livestock pens. His worse day on the railway was when the late train from Salisbury failed at the station, it was not meant to stop! The signals were clear for it to pass through, there was a long wait for the phone! The train was stopped for some three hours, this was 1966. He also remembers helping guide Colesworthy sheep along so they did not on the line.
Rosemarie remembers traveling through on the train, not knowing she would live here one day!
Bob also worked on the railway for the North Eastern at Leeds in the signal box. Being the “Youth” he was not allowed to do certain tasks, but when his boss sneaked off to play cards he was left in “charge”
Jenny told us about her progress with the filming of the Fenny Bridges Battle, the ladies of Rosemarie’s sewing group are helping with the making of a banner, this will be a wonderful heirloom to keep in the village.
Another interesting point made by Jenny is that the site of the Fenny Bridges may well be on or near the Old Fenny Bridges Hotel, or Bloomfield House as it was once known, this would have been on Skinner’s Ash Farm. It has always been a mystery as to why no battle left overs have been found in Fenny Mead.
Hugh told us he was gutted as Plymouth Argyle were not doing very well!!
Thank you all for a lively evening,
Next meeting on Thurs. 7th Jun 8:00 in the Nog. Many thanks to Mike and Rosemarie for hosting us.