Polebrook in 1951

POLEBROOK

( circa 1951)

 Polebrook in 1950--53

 APPROACH from LUTTON

 

RHS of Road                                                                                                          LHS of Road

 

Dunkley?                                               )                                                               Bird                                        )

Granny Williamson?                           )              

Gilbert?                                 )

 

RUSSELL’S FARM                                BROOK

 

Russell                                   )

Pilgrim ( later Scotney)       )              

Spriggs                                   )

Upex (Atkins)                        )

 

Newman                                 )

Haynes                                   )

 

?                                              )

Smith                                     )

MANOR FARM

Case                                       )

 

Ince                                         )

Pilgrim                                   )

 

Reid                                        )

Hilliam                                  )

 

CHEYNEY’S FARM

Cheyney Frank                     )

 

Head (School House)                            )                                                               SCHOOL

 

METHODIST CHAPEL

 

SHOP & POST OFFICE

Lloyd (later Brown))                             )

 

POLEBROOK HALL

Wilson (ex Publican of?)     )                                                               Ferguson                                                )

 

Richardson                            )                                                               Saddler (above stables adj Rd)            )

Mansfield                                               )

                                                                                                                Lloyd                                      )

 

Ambrose Cheyney                                )                                                               Revd. Matthews                     )

 

CEMETERY                                                                                          BAKEHOUSE

 

 

BODLEY’S FARM                                  MEMORIAL                          LEFT to HEMINGTON

 

Gilbert                                   )

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                Ray Fletton                            )

 

Bodley                                    )                                                               Who built the prefab – and when?

 

STRAIGHT on to OUNDLE

 

 

                                                                                                               

TURN BACK & RIGHT into Hemington Road at MEMORIAL                                              

                                                                                                                Cecil Fletton                         )

South

 

Hewitt (later Barker)           )               VILLAGE PUMP

 

Kath Williamson                  )

??                                            )

Baxter                                    )

??                                            )

Pink                                        )

 

READING ROOM                                                                                 CHURCH

 

?? (Blacksmith’s Forge behind)          )

Prior                                       )

??                                            )

Titman                                    )

??                                            )                                                               ?? (later Ken Blake)                             )

Nicholls                                  )                                                               ??                                            )

 

Kemp                                                                                                      Batstone/Titman                   )

 

BROOK

 

BROOK FARM                     

Brown (later Chapman)       )                                                               Hayward (when was this house built?)

 

Lee                                          )                                                               who – & when – were the Salisbury’s?

 

STRAIGHT on to HEMINGTON

 

BACK to Reading  Room & TURN LEFT

 

 

Grist                                       )                                                               Clark                                      )

                                                                                                                ?                                              )

Musson                                   )

?                                              )

?                                              )

Hodge  (Haircuts & Walnuts!)            )                                              

 

JITTY

 

DUKE’S HEAD                                                                                      Len Prior                               )

Bell                                         )                                                               ?                                              )

 

                                                                                                                ? Rear of Ray Fletton’s house? )

LEFT & LEFT again

 

?                                              ) can you remember

                                                                                ?                                              ) this row of  houses?                                                                                           ?                                              ) they were pulled

                                                                                ?                                                ) down to make way

for the prefab for old Mr Fletton

KING’S ARMS

?                                              )                              

 

Kings Arm’s Barn                 )

?                                              )

IN JITTY                                                                                                                                 Langley)

? Mr Leigh (Mrs Case’s father?)  )                                    

? (Rose Cottage)                   )                                                               Granny Prior (Sweets!)        )

 

ALLOTMENTS                                                                                      ALLOTMENTS

 

Jackson                                  )

                                                                                                                ?                                              )

 

                                                                                                                Hartley                                   )

                                                                                                                Eileen Bird                            )              

                                                                                                                Dunkley                                 )

 

LANE to BROOK FARM

 

TOTAL:                      77 Homes!

 

Hi Ted

 

A few words to accompany the Magnus Opus(!) of myself and Betty, the kid sister.

 

I think the schematic is self-explanatory – but we are certain to have missed out or misplaced a house or two!

 

I am sure that we have also got a few people living in strange houses,  so now it is up to you to put matters to rights!

 

A couple of points.  The new Council Houses were completed (I think) in 1948/9, and the movement of the locals (such as the Pilgrims and the Hilliams) complicated things for us because they were merely relocated.  The Reids (I think) were new to Polebrook, and I know not where the Inces came from (apart from the fact that Mrs Ince & Mrs Case were sisters.  The Dunkleys also moved and another name that cropped up was Setzkorn…

 

I omitted:

 

The cottages opposite the Airport

Glebe Farm

Red Lodge Farm (Wise)

Armston in its entirety

 

I would like you to have your copy of the Ordinance Survey map of the village scanned; save it as a GIF, JPG or BMP file and email it to me if you can – I will then tart it up and return a copy to you.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed your Epistle and will endeavour to do one of my own in the near future.

 

I really enjoyed seeing you and Claire again – I hope to be over again soon and we really must make a serious attempt to meet in Polebrook for a real memory lane trip.

 

I am sending a copy of the this to Betty and will ask her to make contact with Violet and Archie to get their inputs.  Perhaps we could make contact with John Hartley and Geoff Williamson

 

Best wishes

 

 

Terry