Eastern Green (Past & Present) Vol 2
With the publication of this second volume, the History Group presents another collection of memories and articles about the area in which we live.
Eastern Green Past & Present Volume 2
With the publication of this second volume, the History Group presents another collection of memories and articles about the area in which we live. It is important that people are prepared to jot down and share the memories of their childhood and the conditions prevalent in what was then a rural community. Although memory is sometimes wanting, the articles written for this and volume 1 have conveyed a way of life and attitude which is far removed from that of a ‘townie’.
Research into the history of the area is ongoing and will produce articles for future volumes; there are already some in hand for volume 3. There are many and various subjects that are being considered, including the engineering factories that have come and gone, more road names and the farms. These need plenty of time to gather relevant information. On that topic we hear that the old farmhouse at Hockley (presently the Massey Ferguson Social Club) is scheduled for demolition. The expansion of Coventry continues and is worthy of recording how this affects our area.
A major milestone reached this year was the 50 anniversary of Eastern Green Junior School in Sutton Avenue. The Headmistress, Mrs Aston, has allowed us to photograph the school log books and admission registers, which included programmes from school concerts and other events. These will need to be worked on to make them more presentable and easily searched; copies will then be given to the school and placed in our archives. A chapter in this volume has been allocated to mark this anniversary although time has restricted the content.