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Fordham Sunday School outing (MoC104B/70)

Fordham Data

History of Fordham Junction Collision

1956( described by Enid Porter in Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore)

Cambridge Independent Press 6th April:

A curious point arises in connection with a fire at Fordham. It is part of Cambridgeshire folklore that a fire always follows if a hare runs down the main street of a village. The week before last a hare did run down the main street of Fordham. It was pursued by Mr Richard Nicholls, a septuagenarian, and it was killed in a shed within three yards of the place where this fire broke out.

Fordham Sunday School outing at Wicken c1895 (MoC104A/70)(MoC79/68)



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