Mary Boxhall

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Introduction

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.

Local shop

Bank>Co-op>flats. Mr.King-butcher. General store and greengrocer(Waters?). Deliveries. Post PostOffice Mr and Mrs Cook.

Other addresses

Garage. Doctors Hasler and Alderton. Baker on Meopham Green.

Transport

Bus service into Gravesend. Trains to London.

Farm

Mr Jackson. Norwood Farm. Farm shop.

Lamp-shades manufacture

Mr Powell- Norwood Lane

Cobham

Lived there from age of 2.

Army camp at Wrotham

Dances at the old village hall.

Meopham Players

Membership.

Meopham Fair

Meopham Make Merry- Judson's Field. Colin Durham - vintage vehicles - displays at Nurstead.

Church

Nurstead vicars - Wood, Williams, Dunn. Jane Beamish. Services.

Schools

Mr Strand (headmaster), Mrs Strand (teacher).Growth of school, changes.

Clubs

Husband belonged to Gravesend Eagles.

House

Built 1934. Johns Road unmade for many years. Previous family-Mr and Mrs Robinson.

Changes

Number of houses subsequently built.

Pubs

Fox and Hounds to Bartella's. Cricketers - change of name.

Sport

Uncle bowled for Meopham and Hartley. Sons played football in Judson's Field.

Cubs

Miss Steele was Akela. Camping in Ashdown Forest.

Meopham Historical Society