Norman Gill was given the opportunity to go and visit his home in Bluntisham where he and his sisters were born.....Thanks to Jo & Tim Fawcett who welcomed Norman with open arms into their home and gave Norman the opportunity to share his memories of their home. 25 High Street, Bluntisham
Norman Gill was given the opportunity to go and visit his home in Bluntisham where he, his sister Margaret and bother Terry were all born.....Thanks to Jo & Tim Fawcett who welcomed Norman with open arms into their home and gave Norman the opportunity to share his memories of their home. 25 High Street, Bluntisham
Wood End - Herbert Mehew
There were three Mehew families, those of Frank, Bert & Ernie, each much involved in Parish affairs. Frank lived in an old thatched cottage opposite the workhouse yard at Wood End. He was an engineer by trade and one of his many jobs was being in charge of the water engines. Bert (pictured) lived in a bungalow next to the old workhouse yard, almost opposite Frank. Bert's business was mainly poultry and egg collecting from places as far as Chatteris. He regularly attended the St Ives poultry market on Mondays, trading on behalf of his customers. He was also an agent for the British Basket Company at Wisbech, selling all types of fruit containers from a building at the side of the bungalow. Ernie was also a poultry farmer, keeping much stock behind his house at Rectory Road and at Low Hill next to the cow pastures.
The Barograph, pub, butchers
Stevey Lister going to the pub having visited the butchers and Nellie Hook crossing the road. Stevey Lister lived at Bunyan Lodge, Wood End. He was a small active man and had been a chimney sweep and lamp lighter. He was also a keen angler & collector for the Cricket Club and also an officer of the local branch of the British Legion. Nellie Hook was an old lady who lived at Wood End. She later moved to a cottage in the High Street which was once the v
Tommy and Lucy Topper, with Terry Gill at 27 Wood End
Tom Topper lived in Wood End. He took over the fruit collecting business for Ramsbottom from his father-in-law in the late thirties. He was a Parish Councillor and both he and his wife Lucy were active members of the Meeting House. Lucy was a Sunday school teacher, and later Tom became caretaker of the chapel. He was an extremely kind man, always anxious to help wherever he could, and was popular with the village people. During the Christmas period he helped to deliver the post with many a cheery word of greeting. (extract from Ernest S Ward Bluntisham A Village Remembered) Mr Topper used to go round the village with his lorry to collect up the fruit and then take it to the station to put on the train . I also went on a train to Hunstanton from the station think it was a Sunday school outing. Lots of things used to happen in Bluntisham years ago. (Audrey Hinson )
Boxing Club - Wood End
Back row left to right: Herbet Leader, ?, Brian Fear, Len Moore, ?, Donald Silk, Cecil Leader, Mr Atwood, Tom Lincoln, George Laud Middle Row: Tom Topper, Bill Rose,?,?,?, Fred White, Stan Bitton Front row: Guy Wadsworth, Fred Jones, ?, Charlie Laud, ?,?
Stephen-Lister (Norman Gill)
Stevey lived at Bunyan Lodge, Wood End. He was a small active man and had been a chimney sweep and lamplighter. He was a keen angler & collector for the Cricket Club and also an officer of the local branch of the British Legion. (Extract taken from Ernest S Ward Bluntisham A village remembered)
Stevey Lister with Annie Lister, nee Chapman, and their daughter Mary Jane, who went on to marry Reg Gill
Mrs Grace Christmas
Mrs Christmas was the Headmistress at Bluntisham school from the 1920's, for more history on Mrs Christmas please go to the article in the documents folder on her.
A Night in the Prince
Back Row - ? ? Bob Everest, John Wager, ? From Row - ?, Maureen Bellchamber, ?, Captain Barton