Some of the Brett family in the Park Meadow at the Manor Farm on Arbury Road, 12 September, 1908.
Mrs Grace Hinchcliffe's grandparents, Richard and Amelia Brett, lived at the Manor Farm on Arbury Road and her father, Henry, farmed a five acre smallholding there all his life.
Mrs Hinchcliffe was interviewed several times for the Arbury Archive. She had great wit, warmth and a wonderful memory and provided us with a wealth of information about Arbury in the days of the old farms.
She was a schoolgirl from the mid-1910s until the early 1920s.
On one occasion in 1986, we asked her about Arbury Camp:
'Well, I knew of it and Arbury Camp Farm, up the end of Arbury Meadow Road by Histon Road. I knew there had been archaeologists there because my Dad told me and I knew it was very old and I thought it had ancient tents. You know, it was an ancient campsite. Well, I ask you, daft, wasn't I? I asked my Dad what they made the tents out of in those days and he said, "I don't know - wolf skins, I should think!"'