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NWR: Twenty members, husbands and friends joined Sheena Archer for the guided walk around the village last Thursday.
Sheena was dressed in Edwardian costume to add to the atmosphere.
The group met on the green opposite The White Hart.
Gill says: “Sheena gave a brief history of that area, reminding us that this was the main road and the A33 did not exist!
“We moved to the edge of the green (near the football pavilion) learning who lived in what cottage, the businesses that thrived ranging from blacksmiths, builders and glaziers.”
Other interesting facts were that the Duke of Wellington owned a lot of Sherfield as well as Stratfield Saye and there were three chapels: Baptist, Methodist and Plymouth Brethren.
The village hall was previously six cottages and the population of the whole parish including farms and all the children was 672. This was in 1901.
SHERFIELD Show: Is this Saturday, in the village hall, from 2pm to 4.15pm.
There’s stalls, refreshments, raffle and auction, as well as the Best Allotment trophy.
Entry deadline is noon tomorrow. Forms from sherfieldshow.hampshire.org.uk.