Memories of ‘the Rec’

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As the Carnival is taking place this month on the Recreation Ground, this article has little snippets from our memories file about the ‘Rec’. Chris Clarke wrote to us about her mother, Dorothy Edwards, who was well known in the … Continued

The line not built

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This month’s column is a guest contribution by Professor Richard Hoyle who lives in Spencers Wood (and who contributed to the recent book, More from Our Village of Spencers Wood). History is not only about what happened; it is also … Continued

Sir Richard Body

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Sir Richard Body This month’s article is loosely connected with Spencers Wood in that it recalls the Body family who influenced Shinfield from when they first moved here in the 1600’s.  Recently, in March, Sir Richard Body, the MP, who … Continued

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