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I spent a lot of time in a hot car going from Vicarage to Nursing Home and back several times wondering whether St Neots High Street will ever be less clogged  up with traffic.

high street 1955

Here is a very small picture of the High Street in 1955- a bit quieter than today.

market square 1925

Here is another very small picture of Market Square in 1925 – cant see the parking squares or bollards in the shape of monks. But at the pictures are so small, its hard to see anything!

It was good that my daughter Adele spent some time with her poorly grandma today though she was very sleepy and not ever so with us. Since she moved to her  nursing home three  years ago she has never been outside of the building apart from maybe two or three trips to the garden. Comfort zone has been important to her in very old age.

Today I didnt even  get up to the Great Paxton project ( must go tomorrow) but did pop into a ” retro”  clothes shop in town   called ” Beetroot” with daughter and tried on a fancy jacket. Not quite me – dont think it would go witha  dog collar somehow.

Watched ” Who Do You Think You Are” on TV – fascinating stuff as usual and really interesting to see a bit about West Tarring Church in Worthing where there had been a blind organist called Richard Freeman in the late 19th century. That is the village where our dear Lay Reader Barbara and her husband Ted retired too recently. Know what the church looks like now!

Admired the nicotina flowers in the garden – so many shades of pink and miniature sunflowers.

Great to have both son and daughter together for a bit yesterday evening – we had a meal at the River Mill Pub near the river at Eaton Socon and played cameras.

* Here are Pam D’s comments on High St St Neots in days gone by – always fascinating to read…

Hi there Annette – re your picture of the Market Square in St. Neots. There were no parking lines or bollards in the shape of a monk there at all – the only items on the square were the memorial and light standard in the centre – put there I believe by the Day family who had very strong connections with St. Neots in the past. They were sited right in the centre of the Square.

When I was little the Thurstons Fair visited St. Neots two or three times a year and took up the whole of the Market Square in doing so. It was magic for us children who were deprived of such things during the War years.

August 19, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. Hi there Annette – re your picture of the Market Square in St. Neots. There were no parking lines or bollards in the shape of a monk there at all – the only items on the square were the memorial and light standard in the centre – put there I believe by the Day family who had very strong connections with St. Neots in the past. They were sited right in the centre of the Square.

    When I was little the Thurstons Fair visited St. Neots two or three times a year and took up the whole of the Market Square in doing so. It was magic for us children who were deprived of such things during the War years.

    Pam

    Comment by Pam Dodman | August 20, 2009 | Reply


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