Tim Gane

My pages:

Page link: An Afternoon of Activities in Melwood
An Afternoon of Activities in Melwood
Organised by Meldreth Village Association and Meldreth Parish Council
Page link: Holy Trinity, Meldreth: the Meldreth Psalm Book
Holy Trinity, Meldreth: the Meldreth Psalm Book
A chance discovery at a Biggleswade Antique Fair turned out to be the only known Quire Book used in Meldreth
Page link: A Walk Back Down Chiswick End page 5
A Walk Back Down Chiswick End page 5
- from Chiswick Farm Cottages to Whitecroft Road
Page link: Chiswick Farm House and Grain Store/Pigeon Loft
Chiswick Farm House and Grain Store/Pigeon Loft
- the impressive old farm house and ancient grain store located on the right, just as you enter Chiswick End
Page link: A Walk Back Down Chiswick End page 4
A Walk Back Down Chiswick End page 4
from the top of Chiswick End down to number 16
Page link: Chiswick Farm Cottages
Chiswick Farm Cottages
Originally two cottages used to house farm workers. They have now been knocked into one.
Page link: Fordham's Cottage, Chiswick End
Fordham's Cottage, Chiswick End
From a tiny thatched cottage to a huge family house
Page link: Puffing Billy
Puffing Billy
- The Atlas Stone Company petrol shunters that used to transport asbestos materials and products to and from Meldreth Station
Page link: The Meldreth Tramway
The Meldreth Tramway
- a light railway that ran between what is now Marley Eternit and the Railway Station Goods Yard
Page link: A Walk Along Chiswick End - Page 3
A Walk Along Chiswick End - Page 3
The Dumb Flea to the (Chiswick) end
Page link: A Walk Along Chiswick End, Page 2
A Walk Along Chiswick End, Page 2
Chestnut Cottage (No. 15) to No. 19 Chiswick End
Page link: A Walk Along Chiswick End page 1
A Walk Along Chiswick End page 1
Chiswick House to no. 13, Chiswick End
Page link: The History of Chiswick End
The History of Chiswick End
Chiswick End may have been a separate settlement away from the main village at one time
Page link: The Wing Family: Seduction Scandal in Meldreth in 1820
The Wing Family: Seduction Scandal in Meldreth in 1820
Seduction of a young girl by a medical man ends in court
Page link: Bomb Storage on Mettle Hill
Bomb Storage on Mettle Hill
During WWII bombs for use by the USAAF based at Bassingbourn where stored along the roadside on Mettle Hill
Page link: Ambulance Trains and the Nissen Huts
Ambulance Trains and the Nissen Huts
The Nissen huts south of the station were used as a reception centre for the wounded soldiers brought to Meldreth by ambulance trains following the D-Day landings in 1944
Page link: The Bridges at Meldreth Station
The Bridges at Meldreth Station
There are two bridges over the railway at Meldreth, a footbridge at the station and the Station Hill road bridge
Page link: 150 Year Anniversary of the Railway
150 Year Anniversary of the Railway
in 2001 an event was held at Meldreth station to celebrate 150 years of the railway
Page link: Bird Scaring Duty
Bird Scaring Duty
- Dennis Pepper remembers his childhood job of stopping the birds from stealing the cherries.
Page link: Newspaper articles relating to Meldreth (and Melbourn) Station
Newspaper articles relating to Meldreth (and Melbourn) Station
- a few of the incidents that have occurred at the station during its 160 years existence
Page link: George Palmer
George Palmer
of Sheene Manor
Page link: Sheene Corner
Sheene Corner
also know as 'Cowslip' corner - on account of the amount of manure on the road!
Page link: Sheene Farm
Sheene Farm
in the twentieth century
Page link: Sheene Manor House
Sheene Manor House
and Sheene Farm
Page link: The History of Sheene Manor
The History of Sheene Manor
- extracted from a paper given by William Mortlock Palmer on the occasion of the Autumn Excursion of the Cambs & Huntingdonshire Archaeological Society on Sept 22 1922.
Page link: How Well Do You Know Meldreth II ?
How Well Do You Know Meldreth II ?
A picture quiz to test how well you know your village
Page link: How Well Do You Know Meldreth?
How Well Do You Know Meldreth?
A picture quiz to test how well you know your village
Page link: Bill Wing's Memories of the Railway Tavern
Bill Wing's Memories of the Railway Tavern
a pint of bitter and a packet of Woodbines for two shillings
Page link: Bramble Cottage in Whitecroft Road
Bramble Cottage in Whitecroft Road
originally Kitts Cottage dating from the 18thC
Page link: Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth
Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth
the Church today, services, contacts etc.
Page link: Peter Cooper's Memories of the Railway Tavern
Peter Cooper's Memories of the Railway Tavern
there were no chairs, just seats all round and then there was a little snug bar to the right hand side
Page link: Station Artefacts from a Bygone Age
Station Artefacts from a Bygone Age
- a collection of memorabilia from Meldreth Station
Page link: Meldreth Funeral Bier
Meldreth Funeral Bier
- used to transport coffins between Meldreth Holy Trinity Church and the Fenny Lane Cemetery
Page link: Memories of the Meldreth Station Goods Yard
Memories of the Meldreth Station Goods Yard
Keith Jacklin recalls his memories of the Meldreth Goods Yard in an interview with Ann Handscombe and Joan Gane on May 9th 2007
Page link: The Signal Box
The Signal Box
- essential to control the railway traffic through Meldreth station and in and out of the goods yard.
Page link: Unloading Sugar Beet at Meldreth Station Goods Yard
Unloading Sugar Beet at Meldreth Station Goods Yard
Dennis Pepper remembers an amusing incident that happened to his father whilst unloading sugar beet at the station goods yard.
Page link: Memories of The Atlas
Memories of The Atlas
by Brian Pepper who used to live in Allerton Terrace, Meldreth and whose father used to work at The Atlas.
Page link: Allerton Terrace
Allerton Terrace
Railway Cottages built by GNR in 1910 to house railway employees
Page link: The Stables in Meldreth Station Goods Yard
The Stables in Meldreth Station Goods Yard
Horses provided the motive power in the goods yard
Page link: The Transhipment Warehouse
The Transhipment Warehouse
- a covered warehouse where goods can be transhipped between lorries and railway trucks protected from the elements.
Page link: Meldreth Railway Station
Meldreth Railway Station
- our link to London, Cambridge and beyond
Page link: Memories of Working at Meldreth Court
Memories of Working at Meldreth Court
Kath Huggins remembers the Ghost of Meldreth Court, a peculiar Countess and a gold tea-service
Page link: The Railway Goods Yard at Meldreth
The Railway Goods Yard at Meldreth
Just the buildings remain from this once busy goods yard
Page link: The History of the Railway through Meldreth
The History of the Railway through Meldreth
From GNR to LNER, BR and now Thameslink Great Northern
Page link: William Mortlock Palmer MD FSA of Linton
William Mortlock Palmer MD FSA of Linton
the noted Cambridgeshire Antiquary and Author of Monuments and Coats of Arms of Cambridgeshire.
Page link: Melwood
Melwood
Meldreth's Local Nature Reserve
Page link: Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678)
Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678)
- the seventeeth century poet whose home was the present Meldreth Court between 1633 - 1647
Page link: Meldreth Court
Meldreth Court
- originally called The Marvells
Page link: The Atlas Sports and Social Club
The Atlas Sports and Social Club
- now the Marley Eternit Sports and Social Club
Page link: 25 Year Awards at The Atlas Stone Company
25 Year Awards at The Atlas Stone Company
It is testament to quality of the company that so many employees reached their 25 year service milestone.
Page link: Memories of Workers at the Atlas Stone Company
Memories of Workers at the Atlas Stone Company
A few memories from those who worked in the Meldreth factory
Page link: Goddard and Dellar
Goddard and Dellar
- Delivering the Products of The Atlas Stone Company
Page link: A Few of the Staff Working at the Atlas Stone Company
A Few of the Staff Working at the Atlas Stone Company
- a collection of photographs of staff working on the Meldreth Site between 1930 and 1970
Page link: The Process of Making Cement Asbestos Sheet
The Process of Making Cement Asbestos Sheet
- the basic methodology of producing the Cement Asbestos has changed little in the last 100 years
Page link: The Atlas at War
The Atlas at War
With the country at war the Atlas products were in high demand for prefabricated buildings and houses
Page link: Portrait of Elizabeth Mortlock
Portrait of Elizabeth Mortlock
- the Great Grandmother of John George Mortlock of Meldreth
Page link: The China Mortlocks
The China Mortlocks
A Confusing Tale of 4 Johns, 4 Williams, a Simon and a Fred!
Page link: The Mortlock China Company
The Mortlock China Company
Manufactured to a high quality, Mortlock China is still much sought after today and fetches very high prices at auction.
Page link: Meldreth Local History Group Merchandise
Meldreth Local History Group Merchandise
- CDs, Notelets, Village Walk Booklets and Christmas Cards are available for purchase.
Page link: William, James and Simeon Mortlock
William, James and Simeon Mortlock
- the poor(er) relations
Page link: Property Owned by the Mortlock Family in Meldreth
Property Owned by the Mortlock Family in Meldreth
Much of Meldreth has been owned by the Mortlock Family in the C19th and C20th.
Page link: Mortlock Memorials in Meldreth Holy Trinity Church
Mortlock Memorials in Meldreth Holy Trinity Church
Graves, Tomb, Vault, Stone Tablet and Stained Glass Window
Page link: Memories of John George Mortlock
Memories of John George Mortlock
- a grand Victorian gentleman
Page link: John Mortlock (1807 - 1888)
John Mortlock (1807 - 1888)
John was born in Paddington in 1807 and moved to Meldreth at the age of 8.
Page link: William Mortlock [1778 - 1833]
William Mortlock [1778 - 1833]
Born in Edgware, Middx, William Mortlock moved to Meldreth in 1815 where he lived until his death in 1833.
Page link: Introduction to the Mortlock Family and Meldreth Parish Records
Introduction to the Mortlock Family and Meldreth Parish Records
The Mortlock family were a powerful influence in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire for much of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Page link: The Old Bell
The Old Bell
- High Street, Meldreth. Also known as The Bell and The Blue Bell Inn
Page link: The Queen Adelaide
The Queen Adelaide
- Meldreth Road, Whaddon. With movements in the parish boundary, The Queen Adelaide PH has been in both Meldreth and Whaddon.
Page link: Jarman's Golden Ale Brewery
Jarman's Golden Ale Brewery
- stood beside The Green Man, close to the church in North End, Meldreth
Page link: Beery Snippets from the Past
Beery Snippets from the Past
Some interesting Facts and Figures of Meldreth's Bygone Drinking Habits
Page link: The Railway Tavern
The Railway Tavern
The Railway Tavern was opened c.1858 and closed 101 years later in 1959
Page link: The British Queen
The British Queen
- the only pub left in the village
Page link: The Dumb Flea
The Dumb Flea
- Chiswick End, Meldreth. Closed in 1956.
Page link: The Sailor's Return
The Sailor's Return
- North End, Meldreth, now a Private House
Page link: The Green Man
The Green Man
- North End. Adjacent to the old Jarman's Brewery