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Felmersham floods
in the autumn sun
Photograph by Jane McVey
Boxing Day Walk 2013
Approximately 22 adults and 5 children took part in the Boxing Day Walk organised through the Felmersham Forum Group.
A pre-roost gathering of starlings on their way to join other starlings for overnight roosting. To see what they get up to Click Here. After a short introduction there is this incredible sight! The church safe box
Possibly Victorian and no
longer in use.

These stills are taken from an amateur cine film stored in the East Anglian Film Archives.
Left:  Bridge Bungalow, Felmersham, before demolition.
Right: Pavenham High Street looking towards the Felmersham road junction. The War Memorial flag pole is on the left. In those distant days it appears that the nearest petrol station to Felmersham was at Pavenham! Thanks to AKP for the info.

Church Lane, Sharnbrook, looking towards the High Street, 1929. Lucy Wyke's shop was demolished to build a new section of road in order to create a staggered junction with the High Street and Park Lane. The car is a Ford 8.

"Snowdrops in the Floods"
Margaret Alley's Memorial Garden, Felmersham
February 2014
"Gulls Galore"
Gulls searching for food in the Felmersham flood meadows. The flood meadows have become so saturated with water they have taken on the appearance of marsh land.


Felmersham and Sharnbrook "Rise and Shine" groups recently visited St Albans Cathedral. The photo shows the Rev'd. Tom with the R & S group. Over the weekend of the 8th and 9th March the sun shone and local temperatures reached 18C (19C in Rushden!). Violets are one of the early spring flowers. This photo was taken in Baker's Lane. Daffodils in the Margaret Alleway Memorial Garden

Double Header steams through Radwell
15 March 2014

Moor End Bridge

Work has started on raising the railway bridges in readiness for extending the electrification of the Midland Main Line from Bedford to Sheffield.
Local bridges will only need to be raised on the slow lines because the fast lines have the required gauging height. The photograph of Moor End Lane railway bridge, Radwell was taken from Peck's Bridge, looking north, by kind permission of JB.

Publicised as the Buxton Spar Express the lead engine was number 45231 The Sherwood Forester built in 1936 followed by 44871 built in 1945. Both steam engines are from the Black Five class and are configured 4-6-0.
Photograph by Angela Bessant.

The rape fields in the local area are in full flower

Left photograph: A rape field near Felmersham, April 2014. Note the effect the wet weather has had on the crop in the middle of the field.
Right photograph: Spraying the same field a few weeks earlier.


St George's Day
The English flag flies on Felmersham church to celebrate St George's day, 23rd April 2014

On Saturday 12 April 2014 James Alexander Bell and Nicola Andrea Povey were married at St Mary's Church, Felmersham. The reception was held at Sharnbrook Mill Hotel. Wedding guests arrived in a vintage double-decker London Transport bus.


Top: Felmersham, The last May Queen - Edna Marsh (centre), 1952
Bottom: Parishioners viewing the May Day celebrations held at Felmersham Grange, 1952
Nick Spoor and Rachel Kinnish were married on the 4th April at Swinton Park, Masham, North Yorkshire. Nick is from Felmersham and Rachel was originally from Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales.
Nick's parents, Chris and Maggie Spoor, are standing each side of the bride and groom.
Work has begun on raising the arch on Peck's bridge in readiness for electrification. Felmersham slipway before repair work. Fano Cathedral Choir from Italy sung at Sharnbrook church. 18 May 2014. Ben and Carol were confirmed by the Bishop of St Albans at Bromham church on 10 June 2014. Also in the photograph the Revd. Thomas Sander.
Morris Men at the Sun Pub, May 2014
Photo: Hannah Just
Work started on Sunday 25 May 2014 to replace the road bridge in New Road between Radwell and Milton Ernest. The photo shows the old bridge demolished and the new bridge under construction. This is preliminary work prior to the electrification of the midland main line north of Bedford. New Road Bridge, 2 June 2014. Note the two different span structures

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