LOOKING BACK - February 5 edition

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High Street, Hillmorton

I hope you’ve enjoyed the last couple of weeks of postcards from Tony Cockerill’s collection. His final ones, for now, are scenes of Hillmorton.

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This one and the one below, taken from virtually the same spot but many years apart, are in High Street, or as the card calls it - Higher Road. Tony 88, was among four generations of Cockerills who farmed Moat Farm in Hillmorton and has lived at three addresses in High Street.

He thinks the horses on this picture most probably belonged to Mr Fenwick, who along with the Darby family were the gentry at that time and big landowners.

Mr and Mrs Fenwick’s daughter was Dorothy Rich, who was popular for giving Christmas parties for children and did a lot for the village. Tony had heard a story that when she was ill, so that the horses didn’t make a noise trotting up and down the road, sacks were put onto their hooves to keep them quiet!