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COLLECTION OF 20 BIOGRAPHIES Recollections of village life in Fillongley
- Betty Coley - Born Working Men's Club.
- Les Cox - The Village Baker.
- Robert Scattergood - lived in the first Mormon Chapel in Fillongley.
- Pat Ibbotson - Teacher. Lived in Manor House
- Dill Blount - ran newsagents and village store
- Edie Stone - village post lady
- Ivy Killpack - related to the Tedds family.
- Rene Watson - Housekeeper
- Ernest Gazey - Builder
- Lady Norton - Fillongley Hall
- Jean Longfield nee Matthews - father a builder and grandfather village tailor.
- Fay Adams - Housekeeper, Fillongley Hall
- Harry Kelsey - Farmer and Councillor
- Audrey Fischer - Farmer's Wife
- Kate Cooke - Housekeeper - Smallholder
- Arthur Keatley - Farmer and Milkman
- Marian Matthews - Farmer's Wife
- Kathleen Hall - Founder of Naturist's Camp
- Alice Lincoln - father was a miner
- Janet Ryder, nee Goolding - Teacher
FILLONGLEY, similar to many other villages in England, was once a complete and thriving community with everything a person could need within the parish. The 20th century saw the most dramatic changes with technological advancements that could only have been dreamed of a hundred years ago. This book tells in simple words, life as it was. There are many funny stories, anecdotes and bitter sweet memories. A different kind of local history which helps you understand the past and question the future. Includes many old photographs.
More photographs can be seen on www.fillongley-history.co.uk