The tools for the job

Hi folks. Sorry it’s a bit scattergun this week, I’m very busy at work and fitting everything in is a challenge. I thought it was about time to feature another excellent piece from top contributor David Evans, this time about the little hamlet of Hilton, between Summerhill and Stonnall, and one of it’s old inhabitants….

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Memories of Old Stonnall

The fantastic, resourceful and dedicated Julian Ward-Davies has been in touch to point out that there’s a new article on his blog entitled ‘Memories of Old Stonnall’, a collaborative work with Gordon Mycock whose memories of his life in the village from 1929 to 1957 are wonderfully edited and interspersed with fascinating, illuminating photos from…

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Going like the clappers

Top reader and contributor David Evans recently sent in this great 1970’s picture of Stonnall Handbell ringers. How many do you recognise? Over to David for the details: Hi Bob This really is ‘a tangle of bells’. I thought your Stonnall readers would like to see this photo of a worthy and very successful group…

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Heavy metal

This is a bit of an odd one that may interest the Stonnall folks – particularly Julian Ward-Davies. On Saturday afternoon, when I was pottering around Lower Stonnall, I took a ride up the rough track that runs between Gravelly Lane and Mill Lane, behind Stonnallhouse Farm. Just as I entered the track from Gravelly…

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