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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 20/04/2010 Time: 22:26:56
Where is this stone?

I think the fire was in the 1990's.

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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 20/04/2010 Time: 22:46:34
propped up against some old concrete steps within the newmarket valley -

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memories of newmarket by from across the valley
Date: 21/04/2010 Time: 10:40:33
I'm sure the fire was in the winter of about 1987. I remember looking out of the window and seeing the fire engine trying to get through and wondering which house it was going to, as my parents lived along the same road. Such a terrible tragedy. I think it was the Malones who lived there.

It was the old house of Mr. and Mrs Grange who kept tortoises', they were always escaping and we used to find them all over the place, even along the wood.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 21/04/2010 Time: 13:40:57
i think some young children got killed in this fire it was on boxing day some years back.

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memories of newmarket by Ex Pat Pete
Date: 22/04/2010 Time: 16:07:43
Where about is that house in Newmarket? As I was brought up to understand it something was left to dry by/on a heater with tragic consequences. I was also told that firemen (as they were then!) ended up running up the road to get there. One of the Renault Dodge engines at Nailsworth got replaced with a 4x4 American brand light pump which I saw around the town on many occasions. Its a morbid thing I know, but those who forget their mistakes are bound to repeat them.

Anyway, I fondly remember walking through the lorry/van park along Newmarket where the lorries and vans were kept humming away all the time and along to where there were some goats. I remember we used to take a carrot for them on occasion. In fact, I believe we found one wandering around once having broken its chain.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 22/04/2010 Time: 17:59:29
The family had recently moved to a house along the top footpath where there is (was?) no vehicular access. Their momorial service was held at Painswick Catholic Church.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 22/04/2010 Time: 18:41:00
did the whole family die ? Are any still in the area?

I know the house is completely gone now - a chalet type structure sits in the old garden of the property.Its right up the top of Newmarket almost in the woods.

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memories of newmarket by betty m
Date: 22/04/2010 Time: 21:40:19
as far as I know there is no one here today but it was a long time ago and the family had problems. sorry, did not sign last message.

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memories of newmarket by ExPat Pete
Date: 22/04/2010 Time: 22:11:46
I dug this up from the archive of the SDC

http://www.stroud.gov.uk/info/members/cms_documentation/dcc-09-08-05-minutes.pdf

About a 5th of the way down.

'...an amendment to existing planning permission for the erection of a dwelling to replace a property lost in a fire.'

I guess the house was rebuilt and lived in after the event as I never recall an abandond house in Newmarket. But I don't know. Would like to know though.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 22/04/2010 Time: 22:48:57
Th house was knocked down, completely destroyed in fire. The garden still exists and a temporary dwelling that looks a bit like a summer house on a raised platform is in its place.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 22/04/2010 Time: 22:48:59
Th house was knocked down, completely destroyed in fire. The garden still exists and a temporary dwelling that looks a bit like a summer house on a raised platform is in its place.

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memories of newmarket by ExPat Pete
Date: 23/04/2010 Time: 16:24:46
I woudld be interesting to see a pic of whats there now. Any chance of any 70's 80's pics of Newmarket? Must be some in the loft somewhere.

What about the Pepper pot church. What year did that get pulled down?

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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 23/04/2010 Time: 18:45:19
1899.

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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 23/04/2010 Time: 19:53:28
I'm told a guy owns the land where the burned down house once stood and he has planning permission to build on it and intends to start this year. Another property to the right of the land replaces an old prefab and has been a work in progress for a few years - will be spectacular when finished.

My question about the strange headstone - I think I've answered, the MP's were around in the last 60's and were linked with the building of the M5 so i suspect the headstone belongs somewhere in Somerset not Newmarket!

The scrap book is building now from memories, photos old and new and bits I've found on the web. I am keen to hear more about the following :

What the old post office was like, Mrs Nibblet's sweet shop opposite and the haunted house down by the lake- why did people think it was haunted?

Also any memories of 'The Colonel' - think he was head slaughter man at Hilliers and a man whose name escapes me who was the night watch man - I beleive he still lives in Nailsworth, although in residential care now??

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 23/04/2010 Time: 22:46:37
Who was the old chap at the bottom of the quarry on Bunting Hill ?? He used to chase us when we wound him up. Kids in those days.

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