GMS News 75 January 2015

Rural Great Mongeham about 1900


Rural_sceneThe response to the last couple of issues suggests that people like to read about the village in the early and mid twentieth century. If anyone has any memories or pictures please let me know so I can include them in future issues of the GM Notes. I have been asked if I can name any of the soldiers in the photo in November’s Notes. Can anyone help?


The picture on the front comes from an old postcard and shows Mongeham Road, without tarmac, in the first decade of the twentieth century.


Carols on the Green

Once again no pictures, and the report is second hand as I was enjoying a family weekend in Hertfordshire.

I understand that the evening was very cold but there was a good turnout again. After the carols everyone was pleased to retire to the warmth of the Village Hall for mince pies and mulled wine while the handbell ringers gave their customary recital. I understand that everyone had a good time. The Christmas tree looked good again this year. Thanks again to everyone involved.

Perhaps next year I will remember my camera.

January Meeting

sixties_pattern_3sixties_pattern_4As usual we start the New Year with a light hearted evening of entertainment. Alan Haines will present an evening of nostalgia with his humerous take on the sixties which he calls a Kick up the Sixties. Included in the presentation will be newsreels, animations, music and archive film footage.

We will be having an American Supper, so bring along a plate of party food to add to the proceedings. Why not look out your flower power gear from the attic so you can come in character? Bring along friends, as the more the merrier.

We meet in the Village Hall a 7.30



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