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Tug o’ War at the Village Fete

Tug o’ War at the Village Fete

Tug o' War at the Village Fete c. 1949/50. This was held in the field between Barleymans and Wire Farm. The building behind the marquee is Premier Travel's bus shed (now Loveday Close). This delightful photograph is full of period detail - note how all the boys are in...

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Motorbike meet-up

Motorbike meet-up

This photo is taken opposite Martenholme pond and outside what is now Barleymans. John Cane is turning towards the camera on his James 250cc (FFL 675). The bike in the foreground is a Matchless. Leslie and Geoffrey Cranwell are standing on the left.  

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Boy Band!

Boy Band!

A group of youngsters in what looks to be a pop/jazz band. Was it called Sapphire? The members (from Left to Right) are believed to be Dan Reavey (trombone), unknown (saxaphone), Robert Smith or Stuart Seeney (bass guitar), Tom Reavey (drums), Jonathan Wyatt (guitar)...

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It’s a Knockout

It’s a Knockout

"It's a Knockout" mid-1980's on Jigneys Meadow. It looks to have been a chilly day. Tony Reavey is standing behind the lad about to catch the balloon(above). Julian Loveday to the left of him.   Other names anyone? From the Ken Wyatt Collection

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Harvest Festival Music Evening

Harvest Festival Music Evening

Chrishall Methodist Harvest Festival Music Evening in the 1980s Above: Tony Reavey plays guitar. Heather Smith on accordian while Jeremy Birchall plays the violin. From the Ken Wyatt Collection

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Mary Cane’s Wedding 1922

Mary Cane’s Wedding 1922

Wedding of Mary Cane to Albert Howard, 18 November 1922 in front of what is now Barleymans - note the rough cobbled path. Mary's father (Joseph) and mother (Sarah) are far left and her brother Arthur is back row far right.   D: 1920 C: 20th Century 1922

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Chrishall Mummers

Chrishall Mummers

This lovely photo looking north along Hogs Lane (Brick Row is on the left and The Red Cow is hidden behind the hedge on the right) appears to be of a group of villagers dressed as itinerant tradesmen. Could they be on their way to a village fancy dress event? The...

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