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.|
If you see a shop is about to change hands, or a premises are to be demolished, please record it while you can. If we do not record these changes now, there is no way researchers in the future will be able to fill the gaps. The following will give you a clue as to some gaps we have come across in our own research.
Peter and Tony desperately need photos of Cheapside clothing shop and its successor, Woottons Hardware, 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.
Rodney Vincent who originated this website back in 2002 died on 7th April 2020. He was 93 years young. When the family find it possible to hold a memorial service, details will be entered here. It does mean that we have no way of responding now to some queries as they are all locked away on Rodney's computer and we do not have the correspondents' email addresses. If you are wondering why there was no reply to your email, please try again now that the emails are re-directed.
While the site was being revamped it was inevitable that some items disappeared. Rest assured they are not lost, they have either been moved or are safe in an archive copy of the site.
Copyright..the images on this site are mostly from the collection of Peter Norman, but hopefully all sources will be credited.
However so many were given to us and to Peter by unrecorded persons or found on numerous websites. Anyone with concerns over their copyright should contact us so that hopefully all can be amicably agreed.
The Society meets every third Tuesday of the month from September to April at 7.30 pm (doors open 7 pm) at The Stable, High Street, Newmarket (unless otherwise noted) when we
have a visiting speaker. During the summer months (except August when there is no meeting) we usually arrange trips to local
places of historic interest. The December meeting is for members only...click here for calendar
Of course, with the COVID-19 lock down regulations, it is pointless to speculate as to when meetings will resume.
Newmarket Local History Society - Committee Members (from 18th April 2019)
Chair - Sandra Easom email@example.com
Vice-Chair - Wendy Walker
Secretary - Abigael Brand firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Protection Officer - t.b.a.
Treasurer - Joan Watkinson
Committee Members - Joan Shaw, David Staff, Kathy Staff and David Rippington.
Other supporters (non-committee members): Archivist - William Smith; Researcher & Webmaster - Tony Pringle.
Naturally, due to the COVID19 restrictions, the 2020 A.G.M. did not take place, watch this site for the eventual date for an A.G.M.in 2021.
It maybe that a virtual AGM has to be arranged, but that is hard to envisage with so many members not on line
If this email link does not work you may need to copy and paste it into your email address
If you prefer to write, please post to Newmarket Local History Society, c/o Newmarket Town Council,
Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JP
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