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Tony Austin: “Thong Lane all my life”

I have lived in three of the four Cheney’s Cottages in Thong Lane all my life, they were originally built for Darnley Estate workers and later rented to workers at Cheney’s Farm. I originally lived in one of the cottages … Continue reading

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Ray Lucas: Shorne in the 1950s

At the time I used to go to Shorne Woods, all during the 1950’s, I lived in Taunton Vale, there were five of us that used to roam everywhere and the woods was one of our haunts. To get to … Continue reading

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Donald May: memories of Shorne Woods

Donald May remembers his childhood I lived in The Cottage, now Merston Lodge, Butchers Hill, Shorne, from when I was born in 1924 until I was called up for the Royal Navy in 1942. [Shorne Parish used to be called … Continue reading

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Ray Clarke: memories of Shorne Woods

Ray Clarke remembers living in Shorne during WWII I was born at no. 12 Homewood Cottages on Shorne Ridgeway and was still living there during the war years. Living where I did, I used Tanyard Hill to get to Shorne … Continue reading

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Betty Grayland: memories of Shorne Woods

Betty Grayland remembers growing up in Shorne Woods, Kent Early days I was six weeks old in 1928 when we moved to Shorne, my father, Albert Swaisland, worked for the village baker and we lived on the premises, the bakery … Continue reading

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