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Farming in happy days gone by
3:34pm Thursday 12th July 2012 in News
DURING the Second World War and quite a few years afterwards, Hartford was surrounded by farms.
Mr Burgess had Grange Farm opposite the Co-Op; a Mr Eaton had one near Hartford College; a Mr Loundse had one in Hodge Lane; Mr Platt had one on the left down by Whitehall; at the top of the hill coming up from the river was Mr Shaw’s farm, and by the Speedwell Hill area there was a Mr Cross and Mr Holland’s farm.
I would also mention Mr Platt who had a smallholding half way down Burrows Hill.
Hartford in those days had its own dairy, run by Taylor and Farbon. Mr Farbon lived in Park Lane, and Mr Taylor lived on the premises, It was called Hartford Green Dairies and was situated half way down The Green at the rear of the Post Office where you would be greeted by the smiling face of Roselyn, who was the wife of Gordon, Mr Taylor’s son.
Happy Days! BRIAN OWEN Castle