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memories of newmarket by PR
Date: 25/04/2010 Time: 21:49:25
"The Colonel" was no slaughterman. He was a (managing?) director of Hilliers. His name was Colonel Evans and I believe he died in November 1942.

He was a good friend of Hubert King, who owned Kings Mill and lived in the mansion.

They had a metal boat which they kept on the top pond and used for fishing.

Is the more recent "night watchman" you are thinking of by any chance Bill Malpas?

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 25/04/2010 Time: 23:41:21
I grew up in Forest Green in the 70s and 80s, I have fond memories of Newmarket and hardly believe it is the same place when I now return - I remember the house on the way down to Hilliers van shed that had loads of shells impregnated into the wall, a lady nearby who had a tortoise, the park, pig sheds and haunted highwood cottages, the lane that took you to shortwood past the big house. I remember the George when it was a local mans pub and i remember many of the regulars there - wont name names!!!! Bill Malpass kept pidgeons - I loved Newmarket x

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memories of newmarket by across the valley
Date: 26/04/2010 Time: 09:37:07
The man who used to rant and rave at the kids was Charlie Telling, he was always shouting when we used to play on the bank behind his house.

The Post Office was much about the same as it is now, I remember when Blicks kept it, they had two children John and Linda. It was always a bit of a muddle, just a typical local shop, selling fresh vegetables and general groceries. Just a lovely family.

Miss Niblett's shop was a tiny shop, to me she seemed to be very old, used to wear a scarf around her head, tied in a bow at the front. She had a small window display and used to just pile things on top of one another and we used to go along, bang on the window until the display fell down. I suppose we weren't very nice, but just kids.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 26/04/2010 Time: 20:45:24
My mum in law,May Taylor,worked at Hilliers in the sausage shop for many years in the 60s and 70s.She spent all that time twisting the sausages into links!My husband worked at Ward and Green(Terrets Mill)making furniture.Later,Groberts,making school furniture for the GLC.

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memories of newmarket by across the valley
Date: 27/04/2010 Time: 11:31:08
Returning to the house that caught fire, two daughters were tradgically killed

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memories of newmarket by Expat Pete
Date: 27/04/2010 Time: 14:41:23
What time of day did this fire take place? Where are the two children buried? I see that the area is being redeveloped which is not a surprise as it’s a lovely place. We/I had the option of going down there some years ago before moving to sunnier climbs!

A relation of mine, two of them in fact, worked at Hilliers for a while.

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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 01/05/2010 Time: 07:59:21
still can't find people who know why the cottages were considered haunted?

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 01/05/2010 Time: 11:33:01
Why were the cottages considered haunted?

Probably the usual reason. Simple-minded gullible folk who don't have the required thinking apparatus to work out that ghost sightings happen inside heads not outside them.

Simples.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 01/05/2010 Time: 11:50:52

Quotation:
still can't find people who know why the cottages were considered haunted?


Where have you been looking?

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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 01/05/2010 Time: 12:49:08
just asking around!

Tales of hauntings usually have some character involved - lady in white frock etc!! just interested in why people have described them as haunted. Older folk just tell me the cottages were occupied by the Day family and never heard tales of ghosts associated with them!

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memories of newmarket by LD
Date: 01/05/2010 Time: 17:21:34
I used to play down Newmarket in the mid to late 70's and remember the haunted house - never went in though cos too scared! A friend told me that blood ran from the taps and a rat that was as big as a cat leapt at her throat!

Also told that the pipe that the stream runs through and comes out at Terrets (?) Mill had an electric eel in. We had good imagination in those days.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 01/05/2010 Time: 23:31:26
I'd have played down Newmarket then too. It's OK now though.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 03/05/2010 Time: 18:08:07
was walking in high woods above newmarket yesterday, there are some really old walls in amongst the trees - what used to be there?

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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 03/05/2010 Time: 21:44:58
There were one, maybe two tiny cottages in the woods years ago.

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memories of newmarket by the little helper
Date: 05/05/2010 Time: 23:17:45
My husband and his friend did a weeks school placement at Hillier's many years ago. The friend swears to this day that a decapitated pigs head winked at him

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