Notes on committee members

compiled with the help of David Hawes

Mrs J.MacDonald: Mr. MacDonald's first wife; they'd been in The Grange for some time. She was keen on horses, and ran a gymkhana & flower show every year on Pye's Meadow.

O.J.Wyatt: 'Ozzy' Wyatt was the local sanitary inspector for the District Council, occupying No.5 Victoria Terrace

W.W.Hawes: owner of the family printing firm in Cooks Road .

F.H. Elliston: Frank Elliston, brother of Billy who was for many years the local postman.

E.J.Knight: Eric Knight, son of John Knight (below); born about 1935, among the first in the village to pass the eleven-plus, he got a good job at ICI, was posted to Slough, and returned here on retirement.

Mr & Mrs G.Cousins: George Cousins was Secretary of the Bacon Factory, a 'lovely chap'; his wife was Andreasen's daughter by his first wife.

Mrs R.Hitchcock: Ivy Hitchcock was a leading light of the Elmswell Amateur Dramatic Society

Mr & Mrs J.Knight: Eric's parents; John was a pillar of local society - member of Oddfellows, led the team building the Memorial Hall etc.

Mrs G.Rawlins: Rawlins lived in Stowe House on Cross Street

J.Binden: Binden was in charge of maintenance for Tate & Lyle's fleet of lorries, and lived in the house on the site up Ashfield Road.

D.Dyball: Dennis Dyball, farmer

W.Farrow: Billy Farrow was a gardener who lived in Thedwastre Close, a fund of local knowledge

D.Mead: Duggie Mead lived in No.2 Wetherden Road.

R.Miller: Ron Miller, son of Bert Miller who had a family transport firm in Rose Lane. Ronnie broke a leg playing football on Scouts Meadow.

E.Nunn: Edward Nunn was the senior brother of F.J.Nunn & sons

H.P.Oliver: lived at No.2 Wetherden Road

A.Owen: Alec Owen was for a time clerk of the local council.

R.Snell: lived in School Avenue.

E.Spicer: Ted Spicer lived in Wetherden Road; he had 2 sons, one same age as David Hawes went to mixed County Grammar School and became a doctor.