posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 03:29 AM
reply to post by FireMoon
>you could start there and then try shops in the locality and find a general store or new agents who have been around for half a century see what they
Yup I did all that + local farmers, pubs etc. 50 years ago, this place was in the middle of nowhere and now it's in the London commuter belt. Shefford
(next door to it) was a small village and going 5 miles to the next village was a major journey that you undertook on a special occasion. Local locals
whose families have been around for that long are in short supply as most residents these days have come from other parts of the UK or the world.
For example all the shops in the area are now owned by an Indian mate of mine and his family, anything else that's was a shop is now a takeaway (owned
by his mates), a lot of fields have been built on or are rental only from companies, pubs are owned by breweries not people etc etc.
I take your point about FB but I won't go near it. If someone wants to make contact with people that way and arrange meetings, I'm more than willing
meet up with anyone who's willing to talk.
I did a google and the same story was just repeated on a few sites. I'd have to go to a local library to view papers from that era, which is something
I didn't do as I had 2 weeks and a job in London to do as well.
Saying that I've got pretty much jack to do over the next couple of weeks so I could see if any libraries are left in the area as they tend to be
mobile these days from a central depot. If anyone wants to FB people, then get a list of talkers and I'll meet them. I'm driving up there this
afternoon. Oh..in case you're wondering the virtual library
edit on 18/8/2012 by nomadros because: added library URL
New addition....I found this list of names and email addresses
and have emailed a local
author who is on this list and who has written a few books on the place
that I found after
this site. We'll see what shows up.
edit on 18/8/2012 by
nomadros because: added extra info