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10 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

 

There used to be Scriveners in Thugarton, Bleasby and Fiskerton but not anymore I think.

I was one of the Thurgarton clan; the last one to actually own property in the village. Technicality really as my sis and I inherited our parents' house which was opposite the Red Lion and we sold it on. I have relatives in Bleasby and Fiskerton but only the latter has the surname. I think you mentioned in a previous conversation some years ago that you knew Fred.

 

Priory Lane, at the top of the hill, was entirely populated by my family in the early 1960's. We originally hailed from Suffolk in the mid 19th century, where my ancestors were farm labourers. At a guess, the advent of the railways made it possible for them to move such a distance.

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The last Scrivener I met lived over the crossing at Fiskerton on Station Lane and his nephew used to work on Caterham 7’s. I took mine for a check there after I built it. Looking at our property deeds a Scrivener used to rent our field back in the fifties.

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Last time I sold a pint was in February 1987, up at the Blenheim pub, Sellars Wood, Bulwell. Bitter was 0.80p a pint.

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51 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

The last Scrivener I met lived over the crossing at Fiskerton on Station Lane and his nephew used to work on Caterham 7’s. I took mine for a check there after I built it. Looking at our property deeds a Scrivener used to rent our field back in the fifties.

The nephew is Fred. He used the outbuildings after Uncle Ernest retired from farming and now owns the property.

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50 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Last time I sold a pint was in February 1987, up at the Blenheim pub, Sellars Wood, Bulwell. Bitter was 0.80p a pint.

The last time I pulled a pint was in my local about 30 years ago. It was early doors and there was only four of us in there. One of them tempted the landlord to take a ride on the back of his new motorbike. I was put behind the bar with the words ‘don’t worry, nobody will come in’. Just as they left a coach load of OAP’s arrived and disgorged about twenty people. It was very embarrassing as they though I was mine host!

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Intending to do a Newark rekkie this Wednesday and looking at parking in the carpark on Lombard Street. Know it’s market day but that will give me a good insight for when I go on the 22nd. Does the car=park sound ok Newark peeps for me to find the Town Hall. How is Spoons? 

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Brilliant Phil, thanks.

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