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Jun 15, 2004 Raymond, Books received. Many thanks. One will be winging it's way to a certain Richard Lambden (Lambdens are mentioned in your book and Richard lived in Little London, although his uncle ran the butchers in Mortimer back in the 50's and 60's) who now lives in Canada. The book was recommended to me by an old School friend of mine, Jeremy Nettleton. The Nettletons lived in Westlyn Road during the 60's and just into the 70's. Jeremy now lives in New Zealand. His parents have just gone over there to live and they took a copy of your book with them, as a present for him. Word gets around. We all went to The Hurst at Baughurst. I lived in Mortimer West End (the Mortimer bit, not The Bridges) and caught the bus which picked Richard up at The Crown (now The Caleva) at Silchester and then went on to pick Jeremy up at what was The Co-op Now The Londis, up from The Pelican). We all three did that from 1965 through 71. Actually, that's a lie, because when we were about 15, we often cycled to school. On the return, we used to hang onto the bus and hare down the Aldermaston Road, past Burham Road, at about 30 miles an hour. I'm sure the bus companies wouldn't allow that today. Happy Days. Cheers, Julian Porter Apr 6, 2004 Hi Raymond. In case you are wondering what our connection is with Pamber Heath - we moved into one of the first bungalows to be built on the Red House Estate in 1959/60 and lived there until 1973. At the time I knew quite a few people who lived in Burney Bit as I went to school with them - Tadley Primary and then Hurst - Neil and Paul Martin, Paul Boyd, Ian and Lindsey West, Jennifer Keel, Hazel Long. It's quite a coincidence that my married name is Cottrell and that Cottrell is quite a common Pamber Heath surname - but no relation. My parents knew Harry Cottrell very well and were very friendly with Madge (who was Freda's sister) and Burt who ran the Fox and Hounds in Tadley.
I was quite surprised to see that the field in The Glen where my sister and I used to 'play' with the two horses who were in the field is now a recreation play area. God knows what those horses names were but we christened them Trigger and Silver! (One of them is pictured on the right near The Glen in the field mentioned above - Burney Bit recreation ground).
Every weekend and school holidays I used to work at the riding stables in Tadley which was run by Mr and Mrs Fox - I understand the land is now a housing estate. My maiden name was Nettleton and I had a sister, Susan (born 1949) who sadly died in 1991 and my brother, Jeremy (born 1955), now lives in New Zealand. I was born in 1952. Anyway, enough reminiscing! Regards, Judith Cottrell.