Read this sworn statement by a baker from Linton who was delivering loaves to Hadstock but was confronted by around 40 villagers complaining about the price.
At the time of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, Reg Wood looks back to 1947 and explains how life, facilities and services in Hadstock over the next 30 years had improved out of all recognition.
This is the first of three podcasts in which young Hadstock residents reflect on their experience of living in a small rural village and learn about previous village life from interviews with four long-time residents. The podcasts are narrated by Dylan Abbiss and Tabby Hannam, who carried out the interviews along with Freddie Doel. Transcribing was by Poppy and Lil Woods, scripts by Lil Woods and the series produced by Saul Woods.
This is the second of three podcasts in which young Hadstock residents reflect on their experience of living in a small rural village and learn about previous village life from interviews with four long-time residents. This episode deals with work, class and culture.
This is last of three podcasts in which young Hadstock residents reflect on their experience of living in a small rural village and learn about previous village life from interviews with four long-time residents. This episode is concerned with community spirit.
Crocky worked with Dr Jock Dawson at the White House and recalls her work with dairy cows and other related happenings.
This sequence of photographs was compiled by Lorna Mufty and Richard Dolby to illustrate life in Hadstock over the past 120 years.
Transcribed from tape in 1997 by Patricia Croxton-Smith, this is a wonderful and detailed look at Hadstock places and people in the previous 60 years.
Read this tribute to ‘Skipper’ Dawson who lived and worked in Hadstock and founded the Hadstock Mounted Scout Troop, the only mounted troop in the country.
Bob Morris was not only choirmaster at St Botolphs Church in the 1960s but also ran a Youth Club for a time.
This essay on ‘My Schooldays’ won third prize in a 1968-69 Essay Competition organised by Cambs and Isle of Ely Old People’s Welfare Council. Mrs. Stone, née Fordham, was then living in East Barnwell, Cambridge.
Hilda Peck, née Fordham, was born in 1892 and died in 1984, aged 92, so her memories were written in about 1964. She lived nearly all her life in Lilac, now Pippin, Cottage; her father owned the two cottages. Hilda married Harry Peck in 1929 and, when the tenant died, Harry combined the two into one house. Harry died in 1967, and soon after that Hilda went to live in Back Road, Linton.
Extracted from Susan Mackay and Roy Swann’s book “To stand and stare” which describes life in Hadstock in the middle twentieth century, this article is a lovely insight into Hadstock life during the building and operation of United States Army Airforce (USAAF) Station 165 between 1942 and 1946.
Read this fascinating research by Roger Mance into the background stories and family history of 18 men who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918 AD. The names of the 18 are to be found on the village war memorial in the south transept of St Botolph’s Church, Hadstock. All were born in Hadstock or had families with a close association to our village. Roger’s account was created as a tribute to the memory, courage and sacrifice of these men and produced as part of the 2020 Millennium celebrations for the Church.