Sulgrave’s own Village Advent Calendar – No 23 – Stockings at Hill Farm House, Manor Road.

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23rd December 2014. The twenty-third  contribution to the Village Advent Calendar Windows, at Hill Farm House, Manor Road.

More pictures on the next page.

 

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Hill Farm House in about 1910.

For many years after the war, Hill Farm House was the home of Fred and Edie Golby. Fred farmed land to the north of the village and was a regular member of Sulgrave cricket team until its demise in the early fifties. He was also a keen billiard player and member of several league winning teams.

 

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Fred Golby seen here with Kathleen Munro on the day of her wedding to Sandy Munro in 1945

 

 

On the left Fred's wife Edie , born Edie Franklin in the cottage now known as "Endways", Manor Road.

On the left Fred’s wife Edie , born Edie Franklin in the cottage now known as “Endways”, Manor Road. Picture taken in the fifties, using an expendable magnesium filled flash bulb with folding Brownie camera.

 

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Fred Golby as a member of a 1930s Sulgrave cricket team.

 

 

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Hill Farm House in the early 1970s.

Just before I took this photo, the eastern end wall of the building suddenly and mysteriously collapsed into the yard overnight – a village “seven day wonder”! It was rebuilt in brick, as can be seen in the next photo:

 

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