NEWMARKET LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
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Firstly, now that the VE Day Anniversary has become local history, we seek photos of what you or your neighbours might have done by way of celebration on May 8th|
Equally we do need to record the strange appearance of the town during this lock down COVID19 period, so any appropriate photos you have would be welcome
Plus a request of the old 'uns amongst us, who may have memories of the Grosvenor Yard when it was full of cottages. We have an article here on this site, but the map is far too small to be of any use. Strangely we have several members who are old enough, but have no recollection of even cycling through the yard in their youth. Memories of Icewell Hill and the Rookery, yes, but none of Grosvenor Yard
also Peter and Tony desperately need photos of Cheapside clothing 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
click here to go to our VE Day section
Rodney Vincent who originated this website back in 2002 died on 7th April. 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.
So if you are wondering why no reply, 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.
Of course, with the COVID-19 lock down regulations, it is pointless to speculate as to when meetings will resume.