Trumpington in old picture postcards

Trumpington in old picture postcards

:   Shirley Brown
:   Cambridgeshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-3350-0
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29. FIOm the Gentles' thatched cottage (now the Art Gallery) to Maris (of ten referred to as Mouse's) Lane the scene has compietely changed. If you look carefully, through a magnifying glass, at this picture you can just see the oid loek-up or cage, on the left, before the thatched cottage. The village pound adjoined the loek-up. Then came the woodyard. On the corner of the High Street and Maris Lane was a stackyard which was a great attraction at threshing time when the village boys would go ratting.

30. This loek-up was meant for short-term detention. It was quite smalt and when the door was closed a round hole with bars was the only souree of light and air. Inside was a pillory post and seat - i.e. a narrow bench seat with a post behind. On the post was an iron strap and padloek for securing the prisoner, The loek-up was last used for its intended purpose in the nineteenth century when the loeal policeman found a villager the worse for drink and put him inside to sober up. Returning the next morning to escort hirn to the County Court, he found hirn in an even worse state. Apparently the rnan's friends had kept up his spirits by syphoning beer to hirn via a rubber tube through the ventilator.

31. This photograph gives a good view of the vi1lage loek-up which by this time had been incorporated into the petrol station and was used as a paraffin store. From about 1900 to 1920 it was used to store games equipment. The person being served petrol is Sir Frank Whittle, aeronauticaI engineer and inventor of the turbo-jet engine.

32. Mr. Harry Newell must have been a very busy man. Besides serving petrol he had a cycle repair shop. He didn't need to loek up the shop when he went to his other business as his dog kept guard and would allow no unauthorised persons across the threshold, In addition, Mr. Newell ran a taxi hire service. He favoured large cars but even so, they must have been elastic-sided as he was able to ferry the entire cricket team to matches. In the event of a villager dying away from Trumpington, Mr. Newell would take out his front passenger seat and bring horne the body in its coffin. For the actual funeral, the coffin would be transported by MI. Smith on his wooden hand cart.

33. The Smith brothers are seen here in their woodyard. They were wheelwrights but they also made lots of the other necessities of village life - fences, carts, wheelbarrows, ladders and eoffins. The rungs for their ladders were made from old earriage wheel spokes, One of the brothers invented a gadget like a giant peneil sharpener for pointing the ends. Their wheelbarrows were onee sold at Selfridges in London and one of their gates ean still be seen at the entrance to the churehyard. During the First World War they made munitions boxes.

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34. Anstey Hall, one of the old manor houses, was the home of the Foster family for many years. I think this is the original entrance gate and driveway which would be superseded by the gateway opposite the old school at the beginning of this century when Mr. Foster bought some land from the Reverend Bury. During the twenties there was a large mirror on the gateway for the benefit of traffie. It was apparently mueh used by the peaeoek that graced the grounds. In 1910 there was great excitement amongst the village children when Mr. Foster built an 'electric' house. This was a building to house the generator.

35. MT. Smith was for many years head gardener at Anstey Hall. Seen here amongst his beautiful flower beds, he is best remembered for his fruit and vegetables. Never were grapes bigger and sweeter than those he grew in his vast greenhouses and his apples were the best that Covent Garden had ever seen. Perhaps he was helped by the champion shire horses. Their stables with especially wide stalls can still be seen.

36. On 17th July 1920 a successful fête was organised by Miss Foster in aid of the First Trumpington Girl Guides in the grounds of Anstey Hall. At least 480 were present and besides 50 of the Trumpington Guides, there were 20 Cuides from surrounding districts. Mrs. Lowe's baby came fust and Mrs. How's baby secend in the Baby Show. Other attractions included a Tennis Tournament, Clock Golf, Target Bowls, Fortune Telling and refreshments. There were afternoon and evening performances of 'Little Red Riding Hood' plus a ghost story, recitations, singing and a piano recital in the evening. The festivities ended with dancing on the lawn with musie by Mrs. Moore and the Bagnall family of Shelford.

37. Canon and Mrs. Pemberton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in June 1920 and this seerns to have been a very happy occasion for the whole village. In this photograph Canon Pemberton is seated. The Pemberton name has been preserved down the years, sornetimes continuing through the female line. Canon Pemberton was named Hudson until he married Miss Pemberton. After the death of her brother, Viola Pemberton gave her name in marriage to DL Wingate.

38. The Pembertons were frequent visitors at the Church School. Sometimes they would give prizes or certificates. However, at this special time they were on the receiving end. The children presented the happy couple with a gilt framed address and a bouquet to mark their golden wedding. Cecil Galley lent me this photograph and he is the boy on the left wearing a hat.

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