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Swavesey Data

Swavesey Data

Mike Petty’s Swavesey Scrapbook – Newspaper articles by C R Vincent:

Memories of Swavesey by F C Wood, Review September 2000, Cambridgeshire Local History Society

1875 Geeson’s Flood. A Geeson was drowned rescuing people from the chapel.

Swavesey drum and fife band formed in 1885. Uniforms paid for by concerts and public subscription. But by time uniforms delivered, bandmaster had left the village and band disbanded (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey, originally thatched cottage. Mr and Mrs Brooks lived here for many years. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Brooks house when it was still thatched. To right is Quaker Meeting House. Miss Fanny Gaunt, a quaker, is entering the gate. She looked after the chapel. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey: Brooks family (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Aldrich’s shop late 1920s. Stan Godfrey outside shop. Daughter outside house. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey cricket team 1913. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) Back row from left: Jack Colpin, Frank Beaumont, Harold Colpin, Ernest Smytham, George Beaumont, Rev. Sharp, Walter Dean. Middle row from left, A T Scard, Dr Robert Ellis, Charles Wood (capt), Fred Johnson, Sam Mepham. Front row from left: T Harris and S J Froment.

Swavesey over 60s taken in early 1950s. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) Alan knew them all from his time as post master.

Mr Pettit of Askew Row in his 3 wheeler Morgan. Carried cream cheeses and home made icecream. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Walter Spalton of High Street. Taken in front of cottages on Green at Lolworth. Boy is his assistant, Jack Clark. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Pageant c 1920s put on by Mr and Mrs Wood (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Pageant c 1920s put on by Mr and Mrs Wood (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey Second XI cricket team 1937 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) 1st and 2nd elevens entered same competition and met each other in the final. 2nd eleven won by 40 runs. Back row from left: Tom Fromant, Eric Parrish, Tom Savidge, Alec Kester, Ted Brashier, Clarence Wagstaff. Centre row, left to right, Bob Wright, Sid Wright, Bert Feakin, Reg Ansell, Bill Kester. Front row, Percy Wright scorer, and Neville Cannon.

Swavesey Feast week 1936. Push ball loaned by the Daily Mail. Finalists were Prime Godfreys (eventual winners) and Swavesey Football Club. Proceeds went to Addenbrookes Hospital. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Silver Jubilee, 1935. Fancy Dress parade on School Green (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) From left: Mrs Whybrow, Mrs Prucy Colson, Lady Key, Joan Pryor, Mary Lee, Ernie Whybrow, Len Day, Alan Mee, Norah Smart, John Smart, Vic Smart, Olive Nightingale, Joan Jacklin.

1935 fancy dress. Winners from left, Vic Smart, Joan Jacklin, Nora Smart, Alan Lee, John Smart, Ernie Whybrow, Ken Nightingale (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey FC 1st team 1931-32 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) Back: Harry Unwin. Back row from left: George Prime, Freddie Colson, Jim Kester, Alec Keysman, Harold Britchford. Front from left: Joe Sutton, George Oakman, Henry Holmes, Reg Seekins, Jack Clark.

Party for Mr Payne’s 80th birthday who lived in School Lane (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

VE Day Fancy Dress. From left: Phil Smalley, Punch Carter in pram, Benny Carter, Dennis Froment, Len Froment as bride, Vallis Froment as groom, Harold Brookes and George Oakman (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Children’s Fancy Dress Parade VE Day 1945 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey Feast Sunday 1935, Somersham Town Band leading parade back from church (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey Feast Sunday 1935 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) from left Ern Prior, Bill Peppercorn from Lolworth, Charlie Heffer, Herbert Berryman, Tom Savidge carrying flag.

(Alan Lee Swavesey collection) Veterans in parade. Centre is Harry Cole, behind him Percy Lee.

Somersham Town Band coming along Swavesey High Street (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) This is the day each year that money was collected for Addenbrookes Hospital.

Celebration of Queen’s Jubilee in 1977 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) Demonstration of Country Dancing.

Primary School children dance round Maypole under direction of Mrs Chillingworth, Queen’s Jubilee 1977 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Silver Jubilee fancy dress parade (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey and District Old Time Dancing Club (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Mrs Mrs Heffer MBE presenting prizes to winning team of annual barrel rolling contest in aid of Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1981 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)


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