ABOUT OLD MEG
Characters and Places from the past
.....memories of my youth !!

 

 

Full List of People details

Surname
Addlesee
Full Name / Nickname
Mrs Addlesee
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Corner of Fen Road and Field Farm Lane.

Notes
Son called Allan - worked with Dick Vickers - Railway Signalling Dept at
Was Mrs Addlesse a post lady ?
 
 

Surname
Allen
Full Name / Nickname
Ted and Cath Allen
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Lincoln Lane (now Lincoln Road) Just passed the entrance of Alfred Avenue.
Notes
Ted was owner of the garage and filling station next to the house,He
was aiso in the local Fire Brigade, ending as sub officer.

Kath had the hair dressers in the High Street,now a cycle repair shop.
 
 

Surname
Amies
Full Name / Nickname
Fred Amies
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
7, Mill Lane
Notes
Bone Setter for anyone in pain. I believe that he inherited 'The Gift'
from his dad !!
BUT
Where-ever he got it from, he was brilliant at sorting out folks problems.

Bone Setter, Physio For Metheringham Football Club.

Did he play for Metheringham?.




Anthony Cook said

Born 30th aug 1902 in Norfolk. Aged 14 joined the army in WW1, stated
he was 18 as didnt have enough food at home.




John Stephenson said


I believe his address was 7 Princes street not Mill Lane as that was
my old address. In those days Princes street did not go all the way to
the mill. It stopped somewhere short of Middle wood.
 
 

Surname
Andrews
Full Name / Nickname
Arthur Andrews
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
A real Gentleman Butcher - lovely man !!

Sons Eric and Roy
Daughter Jean

Apparently John Gash used to work for them - driving one of their
Vans (late 60's - early 70's)
 
 

Surname
Atkin
Full Name / Nickname
Farmer Atkin
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Middle Street
Notes
Walked his cows up to Middle Street to milk them.

When we lived in Kirks Passage, my 'first-thing-in-a-morning' job to
walk round there with a two pint enamel can to fetch our milk.

He had a bungalow built in the corner of Middle Street and Quincy's
Passage and move from the Forge Cottage into it.
   
 

Surname
Baldock
Full Name / Nickname
Cyril Baldock
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Co-op Manager
 
 

Surname
Barfield
Full Name / Nickname
Barfield Lionel
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Last house before the council houses in Mill Lane (Princes Street)



Rodney Garlant said

My first teacher at Metheringham Primary School was Mrs Barfield, wife
of the headmaster. She taught us for the first year before we moved on
to be taught by other teachers. Mrs Barfield was very good with young
children and at the tender age of five we were given a good grounding
in learning to count and make words.

Notes
Headmaster of Meg Primary School


Roy Andrews said

Mr Barfield was the headmaster at Meg School.

I remember Edwin Fox was being a bit of a pain, Lionel Barfield got
hold of his ear , and said come come little cub pull up your socks ,or
you will never grow up to be a fox.
 
 

Surname
Beal
Full Name / Nickname
Mr Reg (??) Beal
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Dunston Road
Notes
Moved to Washingborough
BWH Haulage
 
 

Surname
Bean
Full Name / Nickname
Mr and Mrs Bean
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Drury Street
Notes
Not in the People Inex to start with - added at the suggestion of Rodney



Rodney Garlant said

Not in the People Index at the moment but worth including as Mr Bean
was the ex headmaster of Metheringham school. The Bean's were our
next door neighbours in Drury Street They were very elderly and Mrs
Bean still dressed in Victorian costume. Long black skirt tied round
the waist with a chattel, boots and a straw hat with either flowers or
berries on the rim. Most days Mrs Bean would be seen walking up to the
Londesborough Arms to fetch their daily tipple, probably milk stout.
It clearly did them good as they both lived to be a great age.

   
 

Surname
Bell
Full Name / Nickname
Mrs Bell
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Prefabs (the one at the end of the row (behind John Hare's house)

I have some vague recollection that she was a HouseKeeper for
Flinthams at the Grange.

She had a daughter whose name I forget - I seem to remember that she
moved to Rochdale.

She may also have been a Dressmaker/Seamstress - Im not really sure.
Notes
   
 

Surname
Bentley
Full Name / Nickname
Deanie Bentley
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Beehive Shop, High Street.
Notes
I think it would have been described as an Haberdashers Shop.

Was taken over by Mr & Mrs Kane,they had the paper shop across the
road from the Station Hotel (Scarf & Goggles).
 
 

Surname
Blow
Full Name / Nickname
Brian Blow
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Brumpton
Full Name / Nickname
Mrs Lilly Brumpton
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Hall Yard
Notes
Worked in the Co-op - she was the Lady that remembered everybodies
Co-op Divi Number.

She had a wonderful knack of embarrasing young lads - Mother sent me
to see if her new Knickers had arrived - I whispered to dear Lilly
"have mams knickers come in yet?"

Unable to speak quietly Lilly would say so loud that I thought
everybody in the village must be able to hear "Just a minute Peter,
I will look for your mothers knickers" - I wanted to curl up and die !!


She was a lovely lady though - for all that !!


In later life, she was part of the Gang of Ladies with whom my Mam
played bowls with !!
   
 

Surname
Burgen
Full Name / Nickname
Archie Burgen
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
The Pub near the Cross
Notes
Star and Garter Landlord. Good Landlord, every night after last orders
and time called he would pull the beer out of the pipes to empty them
ready for cleaning. At least half a bucket was pulled he would then go
round the regulars and fill up their glasses for free.

I think that he had been a Professional Footballer.

He had two daughters - one called Lee (or was it Leigh ??), she was a
couple of years older than me and went to the Girls High School at
Sleaford - and I cannot remember the other sisters name




Philip Smith said

I was born in ivy cottage churck walk in 1951.used play with one of
the daughters in the her name was anthea burgen.
   
 

Surname
Burnett
Full Name / Nickname
The Burnett Family
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Dunston Bridge - the house near the Railway Line
Notes
They had several children - I cannot remember all of the names - two
of them were in the Cadets - one of them was called Johny


David Claxton said

There was sammy who has passed away now and
There were two girls who live in perth western australia not far from
my brother peter claxton
We used to live at no1 princess street
   
 

Surname
Butters
Full Name / Nickname
John Butters
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Mill Lane
(in the house next to Townsends Shop)
Notes
Townsends Hardware Store Manager

He wrote a Book about old Meg - it is now well out of Print
BUT
There is apparently a copy in the Public Library in Meg
and
Another in the Library in Free School Lane in Lincoln

Where all the other copies are, I know not
BUT
I think that I would be interested to buy one if ever came on to the
market !!


I think that John and his wife Jenny had some children.

The only one that comes to mind is Peter who now lives in the antipodes.

Im am sure that other folk will add details of the other children.

Brother Dick says that the Sister was also called Jenny

John Stephenson said



You are quiet right. Jennifer (nee) Butters is still in contact with
my sister Ruth (formerly known as Glenys) who now lives in ScopwickI
believe Jennifer lives somewhere in Wiltshire and Peter is in West Australia
I am fortunate enough to have a copy The book you mention.
Whether it is OK to photocopy it I am not sure but if you can check
and if it is O K let me know and I will send you a copy.

(Thank you John but I alredy have a copy)
   
 

Surname
Chaloner
Full Name / Nickname
Arthur Ronald (Ron) Chaloner
Date of Birth
Thursday, August 28th, 1919
Died
Tuesday, May 8th, 1979
Addresses
11a Alfred Avenue
Notes
Joiner, Painter and Decorator at Smiths Potato Estates - Nocton,
Later Erector of Poultry Houses for Harlow Bros,LongWatton,
Leicestershire.

Brother to Harold,Mary & Elsie.

Husband of Joan,

Farther to Lynn,Jackie,Stuart,Denise,Tracy & Jane.

Metheringham Footballer, Woodhall Spa Golfer.

Died on holiday in Scotland, 5th August 1979
Funeral Details
Order of Service and Notice of Death
An interesting document.

If you save the Image, you will be able to see the content more clearly
   
 

Surname
Chaloner
Full Name / Nickname
Harold Chaloner
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
15 Drury Street
Notes
Builder & Decorator,with sons Peter & Mike (H E Chaloner & sons)
Daughter Melody had the hair dressers next to the White Hart

Brother to Ron, Mary & Elsie.

Did he play football?,








Roy and Jean Andrews said


51 Drury Street is where I live. Harold renovated the property in 1958
for Jean and I. The Chaloner family lived in PILLY HALLAMS house at
the top of Drury Street.
   
 

Surname
Chamberlain
Full Name / Nickname
Doreen Chamberlain
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Fen Road
Notes
   
 

Surname
Chaplin
Full Name / Nickname
Seargent Peter Chaplin
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Chapman
Full Name / Nickname
George (Donaghue) Chapman
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Corner House Mill Lane and Alfred Avenue.

Yard at the side of Andrews Butchers Shop.

Moved to Ruskington
Notes
Married Mirriam Nicholson - my mothers sister.

Had two Children - John and David.

Was Transport Manager at the Flax Factory (up the Heath Road)

Was a Partner in C and C Motors

Played football for Meg
   
 

Surname
Chapman
Full Name / Nickname
Arthur Chapman
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Dolls House, Mill Lane
Notes
Cannot remember his name - but I do recall that he was a Railway Signalman.

Son called Gwyn
A conversation with Gwyn
Remembering Meg
A pleasant dialog about meg.

It bears reading a couple or more times !!

I always see something new when I re- read it !!

I am guessing that Mr Merryweather live in the house that I know as
"Ernie Oyes house" - if not please tell me
 
 

Surname
Claxton
Full Name / Nickname
Syd Claxton
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
1 Princess Street
Notes

David Claxton said

Syd was my Dad.
He was the Boss of Meg Quarry up the Heath
   
 

Surname
Cox
Full Name / Nickname
Tommy Cox
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Fish Shop & supper room, High Street.

Moved to Lincoln - last I heard had a bungalow at the side of a
Filling Station on Monks Road.
Notes
Followed Chuck Walker and carrried on the tradition on.

Father of John.

On Saturdays, I peeled and chipped (using two electric machine) potatoes.

Later in life I used to go into the Supper Room and eat huge portions
0f Fish and Chips and loads of bottles of Fizzy Lemonade.

Even later in life, I used to enjoy drinking in the White Hart before
my visit to the Supper Roo !!

My lord, they did fry stunning Fish, Chips and Scrumps.

The Byers Family got their Saturday Lunch from them most weeks.
   
 

Surname
Creasey
Full Name / Nickname
Father of the two sons
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Farm at the bottom of Middle Street.
Pitts Farm
Notes
Farmer

Two sons Charlie and Pete
 
 

Surname
Credland
Full Name / Nickname
Nip Credland
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
High Street,(Yard between Andrews Butchers and their garages)
Notes
Electric shop owner, Between the White Hart Pub and the Greengrocers
High Street,oppersite the old primary school.

Father to twins,Tony & Micheal (Micheal of Meg Feast)
   
 

Surname
Cumberworth
Full Name / Nickname
Gwen Cumberworth
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Sweetshop next to Andrews Butchers,High Street.

Where Andrews garages are now.
Notes
Sweetshop Lady - I seem to remember that the shop used to be called
Turners Sweet shop.

Loads of big bottles of sweets - weighed out while you waited.


Roy Andrews said

Fred was Gwen`s husband, a very fine woodworker.
He made a chair for me when I was about 5 years old , and I have still
got it .
He worked at Boston ,he was a keen cyclist and would bike most day` to work.
   
 

Surname
Dickenson
Full Name / Nickname
Farmer Dickenson
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Feild Farm
Notes
Two sons - Nigel and - cant remember the younger brothers name
   
 

Surname
Dykes
Full Name / Nickname
Bill Dykes
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Drury Street
Notes
Rodney Garlant said

Bill Dykes was my uncle, married to my mother's sister Gladys. Our
'yard' in Drury Street consisted of three dwellings. Dykes lived one
side, we lived the other side and Mr and Mrs Pattinson lived in
between. Bill Dykes was a Londoner. He joined the RAF and was
stationed at Digby Camp. There he met my aunt, Gladys Carr, who at
that time lived in a cottage opposite the Camp post office. They
married and moved to Drury Street where they lived for many years,
with my grandfather Charles Carr, before finally moving to Limetree
Avenue. During his service time he was a fine track athlete, I think
as a sprinter. After leaving the forces Bill worked until his
retirement as a buyer for British Crop Driers. He was probably best
known for being a long-time Secretary of Metheringham Football Club.
In those days, if Metheringham played a Cup Final at Sincil Bank a
fleet of buses were laid on for the supporters. Bill kept immaculate
records in exercise books and I remember fans calling at the house
begging him to get them on one of the buses. Don, his son, went on to
play for Lincoln City and there was no prouder father than Bill
watching from the stands.



   
 

Surname
Elliot
Full Name / Nickname
Herbert Elliot
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
A caravan on the LandFill rubbish site opposite to the Quarry on Heath Lane
Notes
The only Real Hermit that I have ever known or met.

He was a pleasant real old gentleman

I cannot think of anything more to say at the moment - hopefully lost
of contributions will be made by lots of folk from Meg !!


David Claxton said

I knew herb as I worked in the quarry opposite and use to come and get
his water from there very kind and well spoken man.
What is an Hermit ??
Click here to see
A definition from a dictionary is:

A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary
existence; a recluse.

When you click on the link above - do scroll up and down the page that
you get !!
 
 

Surname
Fincham
Full Name / Nickname
Mrs Fincham
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Beautifull big old Stone house between the Post Office and Co-op

Where the RedBrick Post Office and Co-op Pharmacist is now.
Notes
A very rich lady - stunning big stone house

Fantastic huge glass conservatory at the Left Hand side of the house.

The yard opposite the Fish Shop was know as "Finchams Yard" before
it became "Taylors (Joe) Yard"

Brother George thinks she may have owned other Land/Property near
the centre of Meg.

Nurse Turner (and maybe Miss Parker) lodged with Mrs Fincham

I Googled for "Fincham Metheringham Lincolnshire"
There are several references - maybe someone might like to do an
exercise to produce an article called:
History of the Finchams of Mettheringham
 
 

Surname
Flintham
Full Name / Nickname
Alderman George Flintham
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
The Grange
Fen Road
(The property covered more ground than it does now !!
there was a full size Tennis Court and a beautiful Rose Garden
alongside the lane up to Dickensons Farm)
Notes
George Flintham was a partner in the Flintham and Scoley Farmers
company.

He was a pleasant short chubby chap.

He knew lots about Potatoes - bit of an authority on them even !!

John Long and I worked for him part time when we were kids - I was
Eight Stone wet through, an active and fit young guy !!

Different to what I am now !!

Walt Parcells (mentioned elswhere in here) was his Chauffeur.

There are lots of memories that I have of Alderman Flintham - but for
the time being, I will only mention a couple in here.


Lots of farmers and gardeners save their own potatoes as seed to plant
for next years crop.
So did Flintham and Scoley sometimes.
BUT
The best seed potatoes come (or did come) from Scotland - Flintham and
Scoley had whole trainloads shipped down from Scotland to Blankney and
Metheringham Station.
The wagons were shunted into a siding (they were looked after by two
Porters, George Reville and Mr Carr - from the Council House on
Station Road - was it Tom Carr - cant remember - Im sure someone will
know)
They were then led (thats a good old Lincolnshise word - it means
'transported') to Moor Farm at Martin.
There, they were looked after by Fred Farmer (a real proper kind
gentleman) and Family.
They were put in Chitting Boxes to sprout and stored in old RAF Nissen
Huts.
Great big teams like John Hare, Carter Walton, Ernie Gray, John Long
and me put them into the Chitting boxes !!

They were the days !!



Although Walt Parcells was his driver, sometimes he would drive
himself!!
He had an old battered long bonnet Austin something or other.
He would force that car anywhere he wanted to go - he had absolutely
no concept of the limitations on motor cars !!

A picture that I can see clearly in my mind is a field at Martin - a
set of harrows were left laid 'tynes-up' (I dont know why they were
'tynes-up - so dont ask !!) - they were in a direct line (quite
visible) between the entrance gate of the field and where the Picking
Gang were gathered for a break.

You guessed it - dear old George drove in a straight line - straight
over the harrows - four punctured tyres - but it didnt stop him he
carried onto the Gang before he got out and left his car !!


I loved him.

I am not sure how or for what he was elevated to the Aldermanic Bench
- but I have no doubt someone will tell us.
   
 

Surname
Foyster
Full Name / Nickname
Charlie Foysters Mother
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Frith
Full Name / Nickname
Vicar Frith
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Garton
Full Name / Nickname
Billy Garton
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Highfield Rise
Notes
Ricky Harby said

William Garton, or as he is known to his friends as Billy, is my
uncle.Taught me all I know about poaching.



   
 

Surname
Gibson
Full Name / Nickname
Gibson Family
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Station Road. First house past the council houses and entrance to the
field that was behind the council houses
Notes
David Claxton said

The field was known as the reck where we played football
.
   
 

Surname
Gillings
Full Name / Nickname
Builder Bill Gillings
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Brother to Cyril. Lived with his family in a large bungelow to the
rear of the shop in the high street and two houses from the old
school. I think at one time there was a vet in the next door property
which was then next to the entrance leading to the old picture house
and church.



Rodney Garlant said

Bill Gillings was our Landlord, he owned the cottage in Drury Street
where we lived. He converted a row of cow sheds into a large concrete
block bungalow. I was great friend with Barry and Antony two of the
sons, there was an older third son called Karl. On a Saturday morning
I would call at the bungalow and we would watch a cowboy film on
television (Kit Carson I think).This was one of only about three
televisions in Metheringham at that time. Bill had a pink Ford Zephyr
car and he and Mrs Gillings spent of time at Ingoldmells where they
owned a caravan site. Part of the bungalow was given over to a snooker
room and I played snooker there for the first time.

Notes
   
 

Surname
Gillings
Full Name / Nickname
Cyril Gillings
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Station Hotel Landlord
Bypass filling station
   
 

Surname
Gray
Full Name / Nickname
George (Gandy) Gray
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Fen Lane
Notes
 
 

Surname
Gray
Full Name / Nickname
Ernie Gray
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Green
Full Name / Nickname
Carpenter and Coffin Maker Cyril Green
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Green
Full Name / Nickname
Charles and Nellie Green
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Drury Street
Notes
   
 

Surname
Harby
Full Name / Nickname
Lawrence Harby
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Used to live at Mill Lane and then Princess Street.
Notes
Ricky Harby said

Sadley my father passed away some years ago. He is buried with his
parents in the cemetry at Metheringham.
   
 

Surname
Hare
Full Name / Nickname
John Hare
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Rodney Garlant said

was well known as the local pig killer. In those days many people kept
a pig and we were no exception. On the dreaded day in October, very
early in the morning, the fire would be lit under the old copper so as
to be boiling by the time John arrived to kill the pig. He would get
rather irate if it was not ready by the time he arrived. John and Mrs
Hare had a daughter called Iris.

   
 

Surname
Harrison
Full Name / Nickname
Charlie Harrison
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Margrets Gardens,
Notes
Mobile Greengrocer - Co-op Manager
   
 

Surname
Hoyes
Full Name / Nickname
Ernie Hoyes
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Fen Road
Notes
   
 

Surname
Johnson
Full Name / Nickname
Jacko Johnson
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Lime Tree Ave
Notes
   
 

Surname
Kettleborough
Full Name / Nickname
Wilf Kettleborough
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Kew
Full Name / Nickname
Mr Kew
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Station Master
Notes
   
 

Surname
King
Full Name / Nickname
Eric King
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Lake
Full Name / Nickname
Mrs Lake
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Leafild
Full Name / Nickname
Leafeild
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Owner of grocers and shoe shop in the high street (oppisit the war
memoral)
Notes
   
 

Surname
Lilly
Full Name / Nickname
Mrs Lilly
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Marshall
Full Name / Nickname
Hugh and Ena Marshall
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Landlord of the White Hart pub
   
 

Surname
Mayfield
Full Name / Nickname
Mr Mayfield
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Brickyard Cottages
Fen Road
Notes
Next Door to Flithams
 
 

Surname
Metcalfe
Full Name / Nickname
Freddie Metcalfe
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Station Road
Notes
Freddie was the Milkman. Delivered his milk by horse and cart. I think
the horse knew every stop on the round without being told.




John Stephenson said


I remember Freddie especially at Christmas when all customers would
offer a glass of something or other to Freddie on his round. It is
certain the horse knew the way around the village. God bless them
both, it was another world then.
   
 

Surname
Metheringham
Full Name / Nickname
Mary Metheringham
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Mills
Full Name / Nickname
Mrs Mills
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Mill Lane, (Princes Street)
Small House next to Townshends old shop.
Notes
Dispenser for Doctors Wright(Farther & Son) Church Walk.Drury Street.
(The old surgery at the house)
   
 

Surname
Moore
Full Name / Nickname
Freddie Moore
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Morris
Full Name / Nickname
Alf Morris
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Lincoln Lane
Notes
Was it Alf Morris - or was he the Watch Maker ??

Collecter for the Pru' - visited mother (and lots of other folks in
the village) every Week. To collect a few pence for Insurance.

Big man - gentle Giant - always smart - would help anybody !!

Uncle to Cath Allen (of Lincon Lane Garage)

Son called John
   
 

Surname
Moulds
Full Name / Nickname
Bill and Cath Moulds
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Veg shop in the high street two doors up from the fish and chip shop
   
 

Surname
Neild
Full Name / Nickname
Mr J Neild - Optician
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Nicholson
Full Name / Nickname
Charles Nicholson
Date of Birth
Monday, January 29th, 1883
Died
Wednesday, February 26th, 1964
Addresses
Green Man Pub Fen Lane
Notes
Charles Nicholson was my Maternal Grandad.

The first place that I knew that he lived at was the Green Man Inn in
Fen Lane. He was the Landlord there.

That was where I was born.

They moved to Kirks Passage.
Uncle Dan was there with them.

Granny died (on 9th November 1956) - Uncle Dan looked after Grandad

Then Grandad moved to live with us in the 'Big House' in Lime Tree Avenue.

Finally he needed full time professional care and moved to and Old
Folks Home in Sleaford where he died.


The FAMILY TREE
The Big Tree
Needs a big monitor - or - a lot of scrolling !!

The Small tree
You can see more on each page, 'coz the Boxes are smaller !!
Funeral Expenses
An old bill
An interesting old bill - costs a bit more noadays.
This is an Enhanced copy


Slight Technical Hitch here, Brother George sent this to me and said
'this is Grandads'.

I was daft enough to believe him - well you would, wouldnt you !!!

I went to the Lincoln Registrars Office to get a copy of the Death
Certificate for Grandad for somewhere around that date.

They couldnt find any trace !!

I was speaking to Sister Ann who said 'Well they wouldnt would they,
that Bill is to do with Granny'

Of course I knew that, but I just believed Brother George without even
thinking about it !!

Bah - Humbug !!!!
Funeral Expenses
An old bill
An interesting old bill - costs a bit more noadays.
This is the Original un-enhanced copy

Slight Technical Hitch here, Brother George sent this to me and said
'this is Grandads'.

I was daft enough to believe him - well you would, wouldnt you !!!

I went to the Lincoln Registrars Office to get a copy of the Death
Certificate for Grandad for somewhere around that date.

They couldnt find any trace !!

I was speaking to Sister Ann who said 'Well they wouldnt would they,
that Bill is to do with Granny'

Of course I knew that, but I just believed Brother George without even
thinking about it !!

Bah - Humbug !!!!
 
 

Surname
Oliver
Full Name / Nickname
Claude Oliver
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Postmaster - was it Claude ??


Brother George Byers said

It was Claude and as well as postmaster he use to teach piano lessons.




Rodney Garlant said

Claude and Mrs Oliver lived in one of the red brick houses the other
side of the old chapel. Either Claude or possibly Mrs Oliver taught
piano. I was offered the chance to go for lessons with Roy Strawson
and Gony Wilson, I declined prefering to be outside playing sport (a
decision I was to bitterly regret in later life). Gony Wilson became
very accomplished and in later years the place to be on a Saturday
night was the Londesborough Arms where Gony played to a very
enthusiastic audience. As a youngster I was friends with Hilary Oliver
and in my teenage years became very friendly with Ted Oliver mainly
through football. In later years Claude and Mrs Oliver took over the
running of Metheringham Post Office.



   
 

Surname
Parcells
Full Name / Nickname
Walter Parcells
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Parker
Full Name / Nickname
Dickie Parker
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Big house on High Street - opposite Nealds House
Notes
A Byers Brother (dont know which) said:

Owned paper shop (it also sold, repaired and hired out Wirelesses and
TVs) and next door cycle shop opposite the coop.

I think it is now a pizza shop??

Sons Noel and Vernon - daughters Roma and Rita




Ricky Harby said:

didnt Parker's Shop used to be where the Pizza Plus now stands. I can
remember going in there with me Grandad and Uncle to get air rifle
pellets and tubes and tyres for the bikes we had, Or was it called
something else ?.




Peter Byers replied:

Dickie Parker was the head of a very enterprising dynasty.

He owned two shops on the South East corner of the Junction of Fen
Lane and High Street.

The one on the corner itself (where Pizza Plus is now) went back into
one of the cottages on Fen Lane and used the upstairs room over the front

It sold Newspapers, Stationery and Miscellaneous Bits and Bobs in the front
(I remember Soaf (Sophia - I guess) Robinson being in charge of
selling the Lincolnshire Echo at teatime !)

Upstairs was a Radio and TV Shop repair room.

The back room displayed Domestic Electrical White Goods.



The second shop was next door (the other side of a passage) south on
High Street (where an Indian Restaurant was last time I was there).

It was the Bicycle Shop that sold anything and everything to do with Bikes.


The only other male employee that I can remember is/was Jacko (Johnson
- I think)

   
 

Surname
Parker
Full Name / Nickname
Miss Parker
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
School teacher



Rodney Garlant said

was an excellent teacher and taught us in our middle years at
Metheringham Primary. Most afternoons she would read to us from a big
blue book and used to suck extra strong mints whilst reading.If you
were called to her desk there was usually a combined smell of
peppermint and chalk. Miss Parker was a very smart and attractive
woman and it puzzled me why she never married.


   
 

Surname
Plastic
Full Name / Nickname
PC Plastic
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Quincy
Full Name / Nickname
Fred Quincy
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Lonesborough Arms Landlord
   
 

Surname
Redman
Full Name / Nickname
Cobbler Redman
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Eric Andrews (Johns Dad) had a passage of houses of the Bottom of
Lincoln Lane

Cobbler Redman lived in one of those houses

(so did my Uncle Jim and Auny Mary Byers - when they came down from
Scotland !!)
Notes
   
 

Surname
Reville
Full Name / Nickname
George Reville
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Station Road
Notes
   
 

Surname
Robinson
Full Name / Nickname
Sofie and Sister Robinson
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Near the Cross by Water Tap
Notes
   
 

Surname
Robinson
Full Name / Nickname
Clockie Robinson
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Middle Street
Notes
Watch repairs and Cobbler
   
 

Surname
Rushby
Full Name / Nickname
Rushby
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Drury Street
Notes
Blankney Golf Green Keeper
   
 

Surname
Sewell
Full Name / Nickname
George Sewell
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Rodney Garlant said

George lived in Drury Street with Mrs Strawson (grandmother of Roy
Strawson) and as far as I am aware was Metheringham's only ever
bookmaker. I sometimes got the job of taking my father's bets to him.
I cannot recollect picking up the winnings very often!



   
 

Surname
Smalley
Full Name / Nickname
Ralph Smalley
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Top Road (Sleaford Road)
Notes
Simons dad - owned a garage in Martin



Roy Andrews said:

I think you mean Ralph Smalley, He was Simons Dad.He had the garage
next to Bill Yates shop.
Now owned by Noel Parker.
It had petrol pumps attached to the wall which came across the
path.Ralph then went to Martin ,and was in partnership with his
brother Ray, hence Smalleys of Martin.

Polly Foysters dad then took it on.Polly was killed riding a motor
bike at Cadwell.
   
 

Surname
Smith
Full Name / Nickname
Jack Smith
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Mill Lane
Notes
Peters Dad
   
 

Surname
Spight
Full Name / Nickname
Sheep Sheperd
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Opposite Lime Tree Avernue
Notes
was it Bump Spight ??
   
 

Surname
Taylor
Full Name / Nickname
Joe Taylor
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Barber and field
   
 

Surname
Thompson
Full Name / Nickname
Peter Thompson
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Huntsman

Ann Davis said

Born 1916
Died 1998

Married Ethel Wheaton 1941

Two children Pat and Peter
   
 

Surname
Thomson
Full Name / Nickname
Annie and Ginnie Thomson
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Rodney Garlant said

Being at the top of Drury Street, Thompson's shop (now the Chinese
Takeaway), was our local shop. I wish I had a pound for every errand I
ran for my mother to that shop. Annie Thompson was very tall with
glasses and Ginnie was quite short by contrast. I seem to remember a
chap call Jack Gilbert lived with them, he always wore a bow tie.
Recollections of the shop was a long counter facing the door with a
second counter across to the left as you walked in. Behind the long
counter were rows of mahogany drawers and most things you wanted came
out of one of those drawers. There was always a chair at the end of
the counter for those customers in need of a sit down.

   
 

Surname
Tong
Full Name / Nickname
Nance Tong
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Rodney Garlant said

The first female I knew who was a football fanatic. As a young lad
Nance looked fairly old to me because she was grey haired but was
probably younger than she looked. I remember she was very
knowledgeable about football and used to go to all Metheringham home
and away matches. I once went to her home with my aunt. I think she
lived on Lincoln Lane (now Lincoln Road) in a cottage on the left
before you reached the entrance to where Alfred Avenue is now,
possibly next door to Stan and Kit Wells. I remember feeling
embarrassed on that visit as Miss Parker was there, she lived with
Nance at the time.

   
 

Surname
Topham
Full Name / Nickname
Ike Topham
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Townsend
Full Name / Nickname
Fred Townsend
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Mill Lane
Notes
Rich Hardware Shopkeeper

Younger folks and Newcomers would think that 'Townsends Shop' was the
Red Brick building at the top of Fen Lane (where the Post Office and
Co-op Phamacist are now).
Well, they would be correct, but I have in mind a shop before that.
It was on Mill Lane below Hutley's house.

Fred was a truly 'Big Businessman' - he was the Townsend in the
'Fenton Towsend' tractor shop in Sleaford.

He was the first man that was a true Philanthropist that I know !!

He gave the Bowling Green to the village
He gave the Reading Room to the village
I have a vague recollection that he even Endowed a Trust to
pay for the upkeep of the building !!

He really owned a large lump of the Land and property in the centre of
Meg - from Lincoln Lane to Mill lane !!

(ByTheWay, the Reading Room was what you now know as the Village Hall !!)


John Butters (mentioned elsewhere in here) was the Manager of the Mill
Lane Hardware store.
   
 

Surname
Tripp
Full Name / Nickname
Tommy Trip
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Mill Lane
Top side of the path to Alfred Avenue (other side of Path to Barfields House)
Notes
Rodney Garlant said

Mr and Mrs Tripp lived in a cottage (now demolished) opposite Mrs
Strawson. They had a huge garden with a corner stacked with wood which
bordered the long extinct Drury Street chapel. Being of similar age I
was friendly with the three sons, mainly Tom and Eddie. John, I seem
to recall, was a bit older. The cottage had no electricty supply and I
remember being in the house on dark winter nights playing by the light
of tilly lamps - very special. I think Tommy worked on the farm for
Harry Barker at Blankney, but I may be wrong.



   
 

Surname
Turner
Full Name / Nickname
Nurse Turner
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Vickers
Full Name / Nickname
Dick Vickers
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Stephen Gray said


I think I remember Dick, lived down Lime Tree Avenue. Sure he used to
coach/run a swimming club or team.
   
 

Surname
Walton
Full Name / Nickname
John (Carter) Walton
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Watson
Full Name / Nickname
Sos Watson
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Watts
Full Name / Nickname
Ted Watts
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Pharmacist
Shop opposite the Beehive (where the Information Centre is now)
Lived in the cottage next door (where the Bank is now)

They lived where George Chapmans mother (Grannie Chapman) used
to live !!
Notes
Was Pharmacist at Sleaford Co-op Chemist befor comming to Metheringham.

E. E. (Edward Edgar) Watts was a lovely guy - one of natures gentlemen.

He got much involved in 'Village Life'

Sadly he died young !!

His widow and Family moved to live in the Old School at
Ashby-de-la-Launde.

My brother George worked for him when he left school.
   
 

Surname
Wheaton
Full Name / Nickname
Butcher Wheaton
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
48 High Street
Metheringham
Notes
Ann Davis said

John Wheaton
48 High Street
Metheringham

Born 1885
Died 1970
   
 

Surname
Wilson
Full Name / Nickname
Goronowy Wilsons Mam and Dad
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Woolley
Full Name / Nickname
Reg Woolley
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Alf's Ave
Notes
   
 

Surname
Wright
Full Name / Nickname
Doctor Wright
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Church Passage - off Drury Street
Notes
Farther of Doctor Brian Wright !
   
 

Surname
Wright
Full Name / Nickname
Slam Wright
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Walnut Tree - near Dr Wrights - was it 'Slam Wright' ?




Rodney Garlant said

Miss Wright, known as 'Slam' because the name of her house was Salaam,
was a good friend of my family, living just around the corner at the
entrance to the old doctors' surgery on Church Walk. She would often
pop in to our house and would sometimes have meals with us. In turn we
would occassionally visit her and I remember going to her house one
christmas for a meal. I was probably about ten at the time but was
allowed one glass of port (Pilgrims). I have loved port ever since and
still enjoy it even to this day. Miss Wright had a very domineering
personality, she held strong opinions and was not afraid to air them,
which sometimes made her very unpopular. She was a staunch
church-goer, having close connections with Metheringham church all her
life. In later years she took in a companion, her name was Miss Levesley.



   
 

Surname
Yates
Full Name / Nickname
Billie Yates
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
   
 

Surname
Young
Full Name / Nickname
Maurice Young
Date of Birth
Died
Addresses
Notes
Ann Davis said

Charles Maurice Young
Born 1908
Died 1986

Married Marjorie Wheaton 1936
   
 

 

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