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Parish News - October 1957

One of my first memories recorded on this blog mentions my next door neighbour at New Cottages Jim Smith winning a pig at Mereworth summer fete and bringing it home and keeping it in his garden.
The following Parish News dated October 1957 reports that win on page two, which confirms that I would have been four years old. It also mentions on the same page my best friends uncle and aunt Mabel & Tom Walker are happily settled in their new home at the North Pole. In my teen age years I spent every weekend and school holiday working on their farm when they later moved to Hadlow.

Bob Adams gets a mention for starting the Scouts group again, Bob was the scout master when I was a member. The original scout hut in my day was above a garage in the garden of 'The Roses' a hose in Bow Road along side the entrance to Bow Terrace.

Adverts on the back two pages for local businesses such as Jim Clark the Barber, Charles Benfield the builders, decorators and of course undertaker. the A.M.G. agricultural suppliers, Furse the local Grocers, The Garden Shop, Jukes service station, Skinners the butchers, Acot the Baker and many more.

Courtesy of Ruth Jones from the collection of Helen Long
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