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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 16:18:30

Here is one of the final demolition of the Hillier's bacon Factory site that I took in 2001.

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memories of newmarket by Martin
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 16:41:18
Thanks Wozie keep them coming!

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 17:17:47
One of my fondest memories of newmarket was that there used to be a nice pub that welcomed local people, I really miss it now.

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memories of newmarket by former councillor. guess who?
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 17:54:49
I have already voted as suggested. Glad to kmow NTC still has elections. I seem to think that recently, people have been co-opted when a place became empty. However good a council is, a change can be as good as a feast. What about using the available facilities at our Long term football club ? Older than myself and practically all of Nailsworth.

Thankyou to all three people who have stood.

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memories of newmarket by The Sober Rigger
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 18:52:52
Should have gone to specsavers

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memories of newmarket by Betty M/N
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 20:26:56

Originally there were quite a few Houses within the Highwood. Near the bridge which crosses the stream at the far end of the former ponds, there was evidence of local apple trees. The cottages which I most regret were those in the view at the bottom of the wood. Behind them was the spring which supplied the bacon factory. unfortunately, newcomers did not want buildings in their view and, despite efforts to restore them they have disappeared. One of my sons gave me a lovely photo of them as a (second) weding present.

.Originally, "pitches" ran across, not along valleys. There is evidence of Roman presence on the area below the graveyard (coins were found) there was a pitch which can be traced as far as Kingscote and on to Woodchester.

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memories of newmarket by Betty M
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 20:31:18
Apologies. I inadvertently sent a message re the nelectiob to this section,

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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 25/03/2010 Time: 10:39:19
When I walked the dog over to the Nodes Mill Pond I could see the remains of Highwood Cottages (were there three btw?) and a large barn or pigsty stood derelict nearby.

Further up the valley stood Kinley Bottom Cottage which was still occupied in the 1960's I think. There was a lovely Watercress bed in the Miry Brook thereabouts. The apple trees that Betty mentioned are all that remains of the fruitful cottage garden. The lady who lived there told me that when they had parties there they would place candles in jam jars all along the footpath to show the way. The street lighting didn't go that far! When the cottage roof collapsed and the floors gave way a piano was buried beneath the rubble!

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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 25/03/2010 Time: 18:54:31
This is great!

Does anyone know who had the pub before Bob & David and who before them etc as far back as we all remember?

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memories of newmarket by Betty M
Date: 26/03/2010 Time: 15:19:34
My memory for names is awful. I first remember a family whose wife ran the George. They left and some time later my George and I had a holiday in Cornwall. We were walking along the cliffs when we passed a family. We turned round and they turned round and were the former landords and we had a good catch up.

One landlord was keen on life boats. At that time when you entered the building a door to the right took you to an upmarket? area and the bar was like the front of a life boat.

For a while a family was in charge. They left. The pub had not been doing too

well. It re opened on the day of my husband George's funeral. (he used to sit in a corner reading his newspaper) The following Saturday I thought I'd better go and see what was happening. The George was packed, full of happy people, guess what, Bob and David had taken over.

For years it was well patronised,an important part of te community, then times changed. All pubs suffered. The George was luckier than some because of David's superb, not too expensive cooking. Hopefully as the new Newmarket residents really settle, they will use The George as their community centre. Visitors who remember it still come from miles around.

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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 27/03/2010 Time: 12:46:20
anyone recall working at hilliers or hazlewoods ? would be good to capture the importance of the area as a local employer.

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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 27/03/2010 Time: 12:53:35
I remember Bert Relph telling me that he re-located from Eastbourne (I think) in c1947 to work in Hillier's pie factory as a baker.

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memories of newmarket by Betty M
Date: 29/03/2010 Time: 18:10:18
YES, There was alovely play area managed by the

residents committee. If you left to go to the footpath which went to the ponds by the top lane, there was a lovely steep bit which you slid down. otherwise swings etc. They all had to go when the factory buildings went on the market. Also was a lovely area which a

resident gardened. I remember being given vegetables! When a green lady bought it she said she'd have to wait till the soil was cleared of artificial manure (can't remember name) However nothing artificial was ever used. just dedicated hard work.

The gardens behind ther cottages were the length of a piece of cloth. .. The windows were bigger than usual to allow space and light for the weaving.

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memories of newmarket by Betty M
Date: 29/03/2010 Time: 18:10:22
YES, There was alovely play area managed by the

residents committee. If you left to go to the footpath which went to the ponds by the top lane, there was a lovely steep bit which you slid down. otherwise swings etc. They all had to go when the factory buildings went on the market. Also was a lovely area which a

resident gardened. I remember being given vegetables! When a green lady bought it she said she'd have to wait till the soil was cleared of artificial manure (can't remember name) However nothing artificial was ever used. just dedicated hard work.

The gardens behind ther cottages were the length of a piece of cloth. .. The windows were bigger than usual to allow space and light for the weaving.

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memories of newmarket by Betty M
Date: 29/03/2010 Time: 18:23:17
Sorry for the way sentences are being divided will try harder. More mems to come

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