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Digging Marl
Looking across the farms and fields around our parish, on the banks they have large marl holes dug back into them. The marl having been dug and spread across other fields to help improve fertility of the land, it would have been left in spade full lumps...
I'm Not an Educated Chap
I am not an educated chap, I have difficulty stringing words together to write down, let alone sepllign them correctly, so I find the spell checker on the computer an absolute must. These blogs of mine on the FWI were the first writing I have done, since...
Village Tour
As well as drink you can get, a little bit of grub, For a gathering of the locals, this was the hub, News and gossip turned around in the village pub. As in all small villages it changes over the years, in some way for the better, in others for the worse...
The Five Village Green Cottages
Church Cottage. This is one of a pair of cottages known as "Spight" cottages, supposed to have been built to prevent a view, from the old vicarage to Seighford Hall. The occupants of the Hall did not get on with the vicar. The earliest people...
Eric farmed at Cooksland Hall Farm
Sometimes he drove his car on business, a coffin to deliver, It had a rack across the back, black cloth draped to cover, Eric was a quiet man, one who never got into a fluster, nothing troubled him, and did not let others trouble him. He always "wore"...
Climate Change, the hot topic (or cold depending what year it was),
When the ice did break in the middle the tractor dropped about eighteen inches and had a job to get it out , then could not use that route for a few weeks due to the deep steps down off the ice at the sides of the ford. I recall the winter of 1947 when...
Need long toe nails like claws to grip onto the perch
Dad always said that, "you're only as good as your feet," But then he was talking bout, horse's cows and bullocks for meat. Anyone who died in the village were said to have "fell off the perch" Yes this is a picture of a picture...
Verse to theThe Wheelwrights' Shop
This was the first I'd seen dead body, and shook me dam well ridged, Out with his tape and pencil, see how big to make the coffins image These men Jim and Bill were the same age and era as my parents, they both retired in 1985 when there was no more...