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Our Home Town

On an ordinary day, the people of the village go about their usual business.

Amateur film 1940 3 mins Silent

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“Our Home Town” is a post-war record of the quiet Cambridgeshire village of Fenstanton, showing local landmarks: the Clock Tower on Bell Lane, C. King Grocers, the Church of St Peter and St Paul, ‘The Manse’ on Chequer Street. It also shows the dairy, with rows of milk churns, and later a passing milk lorry. The decade of recording is thought to be the 1940s, although the exact year is not known, however, a visit to the War Memorial perhaps hints at the late-1940s. Although the memorial commemorates the residents of Fenstanton who were killed or missing in both the First World War (19 names) and the Second World War (3 names).