The interview with Mary Boxall, nee King, on 20th November 2012, at 19 Chinnery Court, Meopham, Kent. The interviewer was Sheila Bodiam.
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Reasons for living in Meopham
Liked house and position. Worked in London. Proximity to Railway Station.
Bank>Co-op>flats. Mr.King-butcher. General store and greengrocer(Waters?). Deliveries. Post PostOffice Mr and Mrs Cook.
Garage. Doctors Hasler and Alderton. Baker on Meopham Green.
Bus service into Gravesend. Trains to London.
Mr Jackson. Norwood Farm. Farm shop.
Mr Powell- Norwood Lane
Lived there from age of 2.
Army camp at Wrotham
Dances at the old village hall.
Meopham Make Merry- Judson's Field. Colin Durham - vintage vehicles - displays at Nurstead.
Nurstead vicars - Wood, Williams, Dunn. Jane Beamish. Services.
Mr Strand (headmaster), Mrs Strand (teacher).Growth of school, changes.
Husband belonged to Gravesend Eagles.
Built 1934. Johns Road unmade for many years. Previous family-Mr and Mrs Robinson.
Number of houses subsequently built.
Fox and Hounds to Bartella's. Cricketers - change of name.
Uncle bowled for Meopham and Hartley. Sons played football in Judson's Field.
Miss Steele was Akela. Camping in Ashdown Forest.