Drayton Remembers

A Day At The Seaside

Every now and then we are given a photograph which makes me smile. This is Toby and Ellen Alford, their daughters, Barbara and Gwen and Gwen’s (future?) husband Sid Petty. They look determined to enjoy themselves despite being wrapped up against the cold! I wonder what is in the case? From Richard Petty’s family album.

The Meet – 1958

This photo is from Jeff Lock’s album and shows a meet outside the Crown pub. On the right you can just see the war memorial but without any hedge or fence, which is now there, outside Norse Cottage.

Drayton Village School 1935

This is a photo of Drayton Village School Pupils, taken in 1935. Do you recognise anyone? This and other photographs of the village will be on display in the Craft Marquee at the Village Fete on SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019 12.00 – 4.00 PM. Come and say hello to the Drayton Remembers Team.

Drayton Remembers – 4th June 1913 – Drayton and Muchelney Male Friendly Society

We have recently  been lent some photographs of the village from over 100 years ago. One of the gems is this photograph of the Drayton and Muchelney Male Friendly Society which was dated 4 June 1913.  A delve into the local paper produced the write up below about the day. It looks as if the …

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Drayton Remembers – Jesse Dabinett of White Cross, Drayton

We have very kindly been given some photographs and postcards of Drayton, mostly of the Dabinett family who lived at Whitecross. Jesse Dabinett married Emma Lenton in 1891 and they had five children – Edward, Elizabeth, Philip George, Ida and Agnes. This is a photograph of Jesse with his son Edward. Could this be going …

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Drayton Remembers

On Sunday, Drayton will be remembering the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the Great War. Please join us: – 10.30 – Gather at War Memorial for service, which will continue in the church. After, join us at the Village Hall where you will be able to take a peep into Drayton 1918. There will …

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1918 meets 2018 in a special video for Drayton – your village needs you!

Drayton Remembers would like as many people who live or have connections with the village to help us make a video to tell the stories of the men whose names are on our War Memorial – and three men with close links to the village whose names were not recorded. Jacqui has researched the stories …

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