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An Arbury Story of Farming Folk - Part 4 - And A Tribute From Professor Muriel Bradbrook of Girton College...

Back to the Cambridge Weekly News articles of January 1987 for the final part of Andy Brett's Arbury Story of Farming Folk.

The early 1920s - and bad times have come with a vengeance. Mabel has sleeping sickness and Amelia has tuberculosis. Richard is still holding down multiple jobs to support the family. 

The Bretts come to realise that their time at Manor Farm is at an end...

The article. Please click on the image for a readable view and download if required to keep.

In response to the articles, Professor Muriel Bradbrook wrote a tribute to Arthur Brett, who was a maintenance man at Girton College for many years. In 1987, his niece, Mrs Hinchcliffe, commented: 'Well fancy that! She's met all sorts of high-up people, like the Queen Mother, and yet she remembers Uncle Arthur and wrote in. That's lovely!'

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  1. What a lovely website! I was born in Brackley Close in South Arbury and went to Arbury School when Mr Jones was headmaster. I'm now living in Yorkshire and want to thank you for bringing back fond memories and being so informative. I did know a bit about Arbury history and I remember the book but this site is so much more detailed. I will continue reading. Thank you again.

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