Hadstock Memories

Hadstock Histories – Episode 1

Hadstock Histories – Episode 1

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.

Memories of Hadstock by Hilda Peck

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.

War Records – The stories behind our WW1 war memorial, by Roger Mance

War Records – The stories behind our WW1 war memorial, by Roger Mance

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.