A meeting of the Home Guard at Tannery House. Was it in
1944 when the Home Guard was disbanded? There are two
RAF officers present, perhaps from Swanton Morley.
Only a few names of those present are known. Can you
identify anyone else?
Going to vote in May 1955. The poster says
'Vote Bullard' (Conservative), but he lost to Dye
(Labour), by 193 votes.
Driving the horse, Duke, is Herbert Owen, who worked for Fred Mayes at Home Farm. Also
in the picture are (seated at the left front) Doris
Hardy, behind her (seated) Mrs Bendsley and (standing)
Mr Bendsley, the Hardy's neighbours. Also standing at
the back is Herbert Hardy, whose daughter Rose
Marie gave this photograph to the archive. Seated
in the centre are (left) Mary Owen and (right) Fred
Mayes' secretary. Next to the driver is Mrs Owen and at
the far right Mrs Crisp, who also worked for Fred
Mayes.The event made it into the local newspaper, where
the photo shows the wagon in the yard at Home Farm.
Quite why the report
describes the Parish
Meeting as reconstituted is unclear,
as it had
been held annually for years past.
But in 1987
there was a renewed interest in it as
a result of
Barker Bros' controversial
application for an
extension to their gravel pit at