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GMS News 92 2016

A Backyard Meadow  
Who’d have thought it? A meadow in my own backyard! After a hectic start to the year  we fell way behind in the  garden. Mowing the grass was low down the agenda with so many plants to plant out, tomatoes to take out side shoots  and so on and on! By the time I had a spare moment to cut the grass it was as you se it in the photo.
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GMS News 91 June 2016

Our Rural Heritage  I am trying to collect as many photographs as I can of past activities in the village. Last month I featured activities in Three Horseshoes meadow. In the photograph above Fred Newing senior is tending his beehives at Redberry, now called Champlain’s Well. This photograph was kindly donated to the Society’s archive by the late Freda Assinder who sent me several photos. I am always on the lookout for old photos of activities in the village, so if you know of any could you please send me copies. I would particularly like to collect photos of farm workers, craftsmen, leisure activities or ceremonies, but all photos with links to the village would be appreciated. Read the Full Story

GMS News 90 May 2016

Three Horseshoes Meadow     Known officially as Rose Meadow, the land where South Court Garage now stands belonged to the Three Horseshoes. Between the wars it was a centre for many events In the village. Read the Full Story

GMS News 89 April 2016

Last Month’s Meeting     Sixty nine people were at the last meeting of the Great Mongeham Society, a higher attendance than ever before. The attraction was a display of part of the Society’s archives. Read the Full Story

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