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Fred Bellinger writes about the village blacksmith  Thanks to Jane Cambray we have more information about John Cambray.  Our thanks to Jane for this material and for the pictures of The Royal British Legion parading through Brize Norton (click here).   Pictures of John Cambray's work can be found here.

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John Cambray aged 21 or 22 in the early 1950's John Cambray's first lorry.  John in the driving seat.  Seated in the light shirtb is Frank Fletcher
John's first apprentice (he now runs Fletcher Engineering in Carterton).  Jane doesn't know who the others are.


John Cambray's work shop in the eraly 1950's located at the back of Kithicks Cottage which is now named Wheelwrights Cottage.  Jason and Carolyn Peach now live behind the cottage which was the site of the workshop.  John brought the business from Henry Print (Dick Print's father) in 1951/2



Below is a picture of Kitticks Cottage when it was 2 up and 2 down in the 1950's.


Three items of memorabilia are below.  The invitation was for the opening of the Elderbank Hall (year missing!)




Phil Holmes  Updated on Tuesday 17 June 2016