NEWMARKET LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
How many folk are still with us that can remember the war days? On line are some very interesting movie clips. These were taken by Army camera men of tanks and Bren gun carriers being loaded at Newmarket's Old Station, ready for the D-Day invasion. There are even shots of General Eisenhower checking it all out.
Click here to go to the IWM website, where there are several wartime movie clips for you to explore. In the search box just enter
Newmarket, it is amazing what you can find.
There are a few copies available of the "The Bombing of Newmarket"
and "A Tanner will do" Rodney Vincent's book of Woodditton in the 1930/1940s.
Available by contacting either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
cost ...£12 each
Postage and packing £3
Now that so many people carry a camera with them at all times (well most seem to have a suitable mobile phone in constant use), can you all please try to make
point of photographing your surroundings, not just selfies! Before this lock down it was was hard to keep track of the various businesses that had been
replaced along the High Street and other places in town. I fear that may well be accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 on commerce. It seems as if even a
half yearly record of the shop fronts is not sufficient, some ventures appeared and disappeared in a matter of weeks. If you see an unfamiliar name over a
shop, snap it, and pass it on please.
Peter and Tony desperately need photos of Wooton's Hardware shop in Wellington Street, Percy Hammond's articulated horse box, the Turf Tavern in Granby Street and the Albion Stores aka The Pelican on the corner of Albion Street and Wellington Street.
Copyright..the images on this site are mostly from the collection of Peter Norman, but hopefully all sources will be credited.
If you know of someone whose talk would suit us, please let Sandra know.
Early warning...June 19th, a visit to Lidgate Church and talk about Lidgate Castle.
COMMITTEE for 2021-2022
Newmarket Local History Society - Committee Members (from 21st September 2021)
Chair - Sandra Easom firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chair - vacant
Secretary - Abigael Brand email@example.com
Data Protection Officer - t.b.a.
Treasurer - Christy Argyroudi firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Members - Joan Shaw, David Staff, Kathy Staff and David Rippington.
Other supporters (non-committee members): Researcher & Webmaster - Tony Pringle.
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