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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 01/04/2010 Time: 23:26:41
Still keen to know about hilliers and hazlewoods - I came to village 11 years ago and Hazlewoods was still open, I recall never seeing staff going in or out - was a bit like Willy Wonker - I did wonder if umpa-lumpas manned it? and what exactly was manufactured within? was it yoghurts?

And .. why was there often orange sludge across the road and down in the meringue factory carpark ? I'm serious about this !! it all went after factory shut so I have to guess it was some by product?

Genuinely keen to add more memories of Newmarket to the display for the fete on 30th May.

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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 04/04/2010 Time: 11:06:10
They made fruit pies in there for supermarkets.

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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 04/04/2010 Time: 11:34:31

This view is c1910. The barn in the foreground was where Sam Hodges used to milk his cows I was told.

Hillier s Bacon Curing Factory sprawls to the left.

The building at the bottom was the Lot Mill where H.J.H. King had his Engineering works.

It is interesting to see just how steep and bare the hillside is, criss crossed with narrow little footpaths. The remains of the quarrying that went on there is still visible on the right.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 04/04/2010 Time: 12:18:09
The sludge you refer to in the field was was the drainage under the fruit prep room and drainage from the top yard.

It was monatored regulary by the enviroment agency as you would expect.the coulour was due to the concentration of fruit juice/pulp ect..

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memories of newmarket by PR
Date: 04/04/2010 Time: 23:35:24
Hazlewoods bought the factory from the receivers in 1982 after LLoyds Bank foreclosed on the Bacon Curing Factory. They were a Derby based company in a similar line of business.

They continued to process pork products on the site up to about '91 when they closed the old factory, after having got planning permission to demolish it and build houses on the footprint.

They refurbished the new factory (where the new flats/houses are being built at present) and used it to make fruit pies, trucking the raw material in.

Isaac Hillier built the first Newmarket factory in about 1820, having operated previously from the, since demolished, Nodes Mill for a short period.

By 1865 he owned virtually all of Newmarket valley and all of the houses in it, so he was a fast moving top entrepreneur of his day. His younger son Peter was following in his footsteps, and was already running the factory, and living at the Nodes, when he was run over and killed by a horse drawn cab in London. Shortly after this the day to day management of the factory passed to a new manager, Mr Thomas Abbott, who later bought the Nodes house and much of the surrounding land from Hillier.

Isaac's son in law, Henry Hogg King, had emigrated to America, but returned to help out following Peter's death, and set up his own engineering business, initially in the Nodes Mill and then in "King's", or what is now known as Terrett's. His son Hubert continued that business up to his death in 1952 when it was sold, and then resold to Redlers and by the mid-60's absorbed into the Dudbridge works.

The company initially specialised in machinery for water mills, especially clutches which allowed the new beam engines to be connected and disconnected to the old shafting in addition to the water power. They also developed winding gear and coal conveyors for coal mines, and fabrications and other devices for malting.

One of their more novel and long selling products was a sausage stuffing machine!

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memories of newmarket by ex resident
Date: 05/04/2010 Time: 09:44:36
Previous Landlords of The George at Newmarket before Bob & Dave took over were Dave Sykes and his wife and way back in the 60's Richard and Mary Worgan were landlords for many years before moving to run a large hotel in Langholm on the Scottish border. The pub was extremely busy and used by local residents - not those who now class themselves as locals having moved into Newmarket all of 2 -3 years ago !!!!! The atmosphere used to be incredible in those days !1

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memories of newmarket by betty mills
Date: 05/04/2010 Time: 10:35:36
When Hilliers closed down They gave me a lovely prtrait of Isaac which had hung in the office. As Hillier had close cotact with Egypt Mill I gave it to them. It now hangs in the upstairs room.

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memories of newmarket by bonzo
Date: 05/04/2010 Time: 21:19:33
Landlord of the George,in the 1950s was a Mr Lusty,an uncle to your June Cole(Beale)who lived

in Endon next to the pub who was a major player in earlier Newmarket Fetes.

I can just remember the burning of an effige on the lamppost opposite the pub.celebrating the end of the War in the far East a large crowd was there.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 06/04/2010 Time: 07:25:13
Re previous landlords of the George @ Newmarket who could forget the infamous Gordon Kennedy-Begg !!

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memories of newmarket by from across the valley
Date: 07/04/2010 Time: 11:21:46
The landlords after Mr. Lusty was the Stockwells, them a Mr. & Mrs Workman and their daughter Ann. I was only about 10 at the time and my memories are of all going down to the allotments (on the lower road) with my father, uncle and brother on a Sunday morning, then off to The George for a packet of crisps and a club orange. In those days we were not allowed to go inside the pub we had to sit outside or at least we used to climb the Sycamore tree opposite and carve our names.

After the Workman's I think it was Eric and Maisie Wood, so many memories and such happy times. The pub used to be packed out on a Saturday night, Mrs Rimmel from Tetbury came over and played the piano and of course there was a good sing song. After the Wood's were Sue and Alex, cant remember their surname, they must have left about 1975.

The playing area at the bottom of Newmarket was built and paid for by The Newmarket Juvenile Club. Every summer we had a carnival just for Newmarket people, we marched from the pub up to Hilliers and back again and on occasions on carnival day Mr. Sims from The Court opened his house and grounds and we were all allowed to go in and have a look around.

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memories of newmarket by from across the valley
Date: 07/04/2010 Time: 11:29:05
Whoops the tree opposite the George was a Horse Chestnut, not Sycamore!!

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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 07/04/2010 Time: 16:04:18
Blimey ATV where have you been, in hibernation somewhere? I have some photos of the carnivals but will have to work out how to downsize them, I've never been any good with figures as you may remember.

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memories of newmarket by across the valley
Date: 07/04/2010 Time: 16:21:06
Hi Wozie

Yes, I've probably got loads of photo's of Newmarket, going back to the 50's, but not sure how to download them - or whatever you are supposed to do. Will have to find out.

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memories of newmarket by betty m
Date: 07/04/2010 Time: 16:37:26
APOLOGIES yes the tree opposite the George was and still is a horse chestnut.

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memories of newmarket by betty m
Date: 07/04/2010 Time: 16:49:33
ACTUALLY, I think that was what I called it! It is still there!!

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