Sulgrave Village Advent Calendar Windows 2016 – No. 23 – 12 Spinners Cottages, Magpie Road and Carol Singing

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The penultimate window!

 

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Awaiting the carol singers outside the village shop.

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At the Star Inn.

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The customers join in the singing.

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Photograph: Colin Wootton

Spinners Cottages in the early 1950s. Photograph taken from the top of the Church. The village shop was then the home of Sulgrave Billiard Club but was still commonly known as the “Reading Room” which had been its function in the late 1800s. It was built by John Hodges in 1720 as a School House. In his will, John Hodges provided for the┬ásalary of a school teacher to instruct ten poor children who were to learn to read, write and cast accounts. Behind the Billiard Room was the builder’s yard, joiner’s workshop and offices of Wootton Bros (Contractors) Ltd until 1987, when the site was redeveloped for housing. The telephone exchange building was much smaller at that time. The iconic red “Giles Gilbert Scott” telephone box can just be seen on the site of the present kiosk. The shell of the former windmill can be seen on the skyline and slightly hidden by trees in the middle distance on the right is the Mill House. There was also once a steam driven mill in the same locality. Click here for details of the Sulgrave Mills in an extract from the Parish Appraisal.

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One Response to “Sulgrave Village Advent Calendar Windows 2016 – No. 23 – 12 Spinners Cottages, Magpie Road and Carol Singing”

  1. Ingram Lloyd says:

    This window had to be one of the last as the Dutch grandparents wanted to be involved as well, real community spirit spreading across the sea. Sausages and carols as well.

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