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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 21/03/2010 Time: 21:36:43
Does anyone have memories of living or working in newmarket over the last 100 years?

We are trying to collect some photos and stories for a scrapbook/collage/display feature (not sure yet what form it will take as depends on response)

The finished piece will be on display at our 2010 Fete - scheduled for 2.30pm on SUNDAY MAY 30th, outside the George.

If you have things you've written or photos or want to be interviewed by one of our roving reporters we'd love to hear from you.

PLease contact us via our email address of

newmarketfete@aol.com

Or type away here and we'll try and insert forum snippets!

Cheers

Many thanks

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memories of newmarket by Betty Mills
Date: 22/03/2010 Time: 20:02:12
I probably have some unpublished items. I'll always do anything I can to help. BM

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memories of newmarket by NC
Date: 22/03/2010 Time: 20:13:35
Hello Betty nice to see you posting again.

Strange thing was I was at a customers house today, showing them how to use the www, and I showed them this site, and said you was a poster, after they said they are great friends of yours.I even guessed you would reply to this thread.

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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 22/03/2010 Time: 22:51:26
Thank you Betty, we've always appreciated your love of Newmarket and the help you've been over many years to the fete committee.

As Newmarket residents we understand its magic, as you clearly do!

We are honouring Newmarket's longest standing resident at this years fete hence our idea of displaying memories of local folk who know the area and we'd love to hear fom people of any age who have memories of this area we can capture in some way.

Betty, thanks again and please do pass stuff to us through usual channels.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 23/03/2010 Time: 18:11:54
didn't there used to be a kids park down there?

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 23/03/2010 Time: 18:27:16
yes there was a slide & playground accessories up til about 30yrs ago - just the footings still remain

now the playground is renamed (burned out) 'lotus garden' or 'containerland'

oh & my memories of Newmarket over the last weeks have been visits made by our overworked retained firemen adopting the flaming lotus position. I do hope they are able to make it to the fete so they wont have too far to go if another 'spontaneously' combusts.......

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memories of newmarket by The Sober Rigger
Date: 23/03/2010 Time: 19:40:47
From a personal point of view, I have always adored Newmarket.

Where else could I stop for a pint during a cross country run when still at school.

Once I was short of funds.

Terry Allen was ecstatic,when i finished second instead of last all the time.

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memories of newmarket by betty mills/newman
Date: 23/03/2010 Time: 21:14:52
l If I start on memories they could go on for ever, so I'd best do some instalments. Nailsworth did not exist as a parish until 1892 when parts of Horsley, Avening and Minchinhampton

were identified as a new parish. The land was largely wooded (E.G. Shortwood, the Highwood, (A "custom wood" )

where locals could graze their pigs which were killed for the winter)

When the wool trade struggled, many residents emigrated to Australia (where the name, Nailsworth appears.) The town was kept going principally by two main businesses, the Brewery (well described in a national TV programme) and Hillier's Bacon Factory This developed from a stall in Market Street.

There was a mill at Newmarket with two ponds which was finally destroyed by the 1930s flood. Isaac Hillier built a Cheltenham style house where the new flats are being created today .He also owned most of the local properties which included today's Newmarket House which was next his own,Newmarket Court both on the original Lane which was later replaced by Isaac to enable the large lorries which delivered pigs. (you could smell them on Sundays.) The families played tennis in Isaac's garden and croquet at N.H.

Isaac married Maria Playne of Longford's mill where he had sold his bacon and she played a large part in the management and developement of the trade. Throughout all this, The George was, then divided into two sections for employees and managers, The story went that after pay the wOrkers spent money at the George and then pinched one of the duck that grazed in the field on the way home, to keep their wives happy.

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memories of newmarket by The Sober Rigger
Date: 23/03/2010 Time: 22:59:25
Betty,thanks we LOVE you

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memories of newmarket by Newmarketeer
Date: 23/03/2010 Time: 23:00:49
Great Betty, look forward to more installments and would be great if others could chip in as well.

Thank you

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memories of newmarket by lamplight
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 07:16:53
I bought my first drink in a pub at the George in 1977 at the tender age of 13!

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memories of newmarket by Martin
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 09:27:54
What a brilliant thread

Kudos, again, to Betty Mills

For those of us who cannot attend the event, pics would be welcome

Good luck

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 11:48:30
I have fond memories as a boy of Newmarket as well. But not the same Newmarket you are referring to. My Newmarket was a lovely town.

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memories of newmarket by Wozie
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 15:25:49

Here is my little contribution for you.

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memories of newmarket by Not Required
Date: 24/03/2010 Time: 15:35:04
Bit sparse back then eh? When was this pic taken?

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