Local History Society

 Centenary Weekend, 1994 - Street Market

Flower Festival

Five-a-Side Football

Tug of War

Barn Dance at Farley Farms

Open-Air Church Service

Festival of Motoring

Victorian Cricket Match




On the Saturday, Eversley Road was closed from Melrose Gardens to the Crossroads, and through traffic had a detour via School Road and Langley Common Road. There were stalls all along the road: teas outside the Village Shop; and country crafts on the green in Whitewell Close.

Music was provided throughout the day in turn by a Fairground Organ, Hurst Morris People, the Handbell Ringers, the Coombes Infant Dancers, and the South Berkshire Brass Band. 

1. A stroll along Eversley Road

The BullLooking south from near the crossroadsOld Post Office - and bunting across the roadJandy's - on the site of the old blacksmith's forge The SwanThe Swan and DragonThe traffic-free street was perfect for Gladys BarlowMervyn and Ann Curtis pass SunriseJandy's looking towards Birch HouseNear to Sunrise - many years before Diagon House was builtLooking towards Arborfield Garage - with its school minibusLooking northwards from junction with Melrose GardensThe Pedestrian Crossing is now at this point

2. Musicians and Dancers

Morris Dancing in Whitewell CloseSouth Berkshire Brass BandFairground OrganMorris Dancers on the green near the old bus shelter

3. Activities on the Green

The green at the CrossThe mischief-makers from the Youth ClubAiming at the StocksVillage punishment - the StocksAndrew in the StocksDavid Rowe in the StocksWet shirt

4. Fashions

Frank Rawlings, Martin Cleaver and Barry Salter by one of the hanging basketsJanet and the late Andrew Hodgson - with genuine Victorian plastic bags?Kitty Walton and friend in Victorian costumeEverseley Road -south towards Birch House

5. Stalls

Pudding Lane Nursery - masters of the garden make-overPudding Lane Nursery stall close-upVarious stalls

Eaton Berry stall outside the Village Hall - no tarmac under footThe baker from Lambourn had to make three journeys to re-stockAn Olde Worlde Tuck ShoppeStalls in front of Nell Bentley's bungalowThatching demonstrationStalls in front of Melrose GardensStall from Holme Grange Craft CentreA genuine Fruit MachineCircus Tricks from Holme GrangeBonsai TreesThe Farrier fashions a horse shoeAndrew Jackman learns the art of spinningThe Library returns to Eversley Road (the Mobile Library used to park nearby)Rosemary Thornhill and Jean Bradford

Iain Schofield repairs a musical instrumentSpinning plates at the Circus stallWood-working using a traditional mome-made wooden latheHenry Street's Flower StallDerek Chapman and Ann Ashton in front of the Village ShopPreparing the tea in front of Beech House and the Shop

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