St Mary's Centre
By Margaret Watkins - 13th May 2017 5:00pm
Haddenham Museum Chronicles
Haddenham Museum Trust has published its latest edition of the Chronicles which is now on sale at the Museum (Tuesday mornings and Sunday afternoons), Blooming Fruity and the Community Library. £2.50 for Museum members and £3.00 for non-members.
Chronicles Number 15 covers a wide variety of topics. Many members will have fond memories of roller skating in the village during their childhood, which is recalled by John Carnell. Another well-established villager, Michael Whitney, recalls how he came to the village as a young boy and has been an ardent proponent of village life ever since. Michael's story is written by local author Jane Robinson. Michael Ludgate tells the story of his family firm from its beginnings until today.
Aspects of the first and second World Wars are covered in articles by Nick Burch and Alan Watkins. The history of houses, streets and areas have been researched for articles by Alan Rose, Christina Jeffery, Bruce Alexander and John Davis. St Mary's church and the clergy who served in the parish are topics of articles written by Tim Shaw, Steve Sharp and the late Sir Herbert Thompson. Steve Sharp's article on the clergy also includes research on their role in the abolition of capital punishment. A further article by Steve covers the life of Lord Williams, the local philanthropist. Will Strange then takes us back to Tudor times.
All in all, an excellent read.
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