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       Progress:                            who have not yet been contacted but whose                                                        Darren Hankins (Helen
                                            memories could make a valuable contribution                                                      Mansfield’s Partner) thought
        There have been numerous contributions   to the project.                           THE MANSFIELDS                                    you would like to know the
      from Manea residents, especially our older     Work continues, albeit slowly, to create the
      members, who have rich memories, and stories   pictorial view of the High Street as it is now and,   OF MANEA                          following.
      about people who had been in the village or are   where available, pictures from the past with                                         Manea School has three
      living amongst us. It is proving to be a challenge   added information. The pictorial view of School                                   generations of the same family
      to adequately document what they have said.  Lane, East Street and Park Road are next to be                                            attending:
         There are also many of our ‘older’ residents   created.                                                                             •  Helen Mansfield works in the
                                                Documenting the history of the various                                                        school kitchen
                                            business enterprises that have been, or are, in                                                  •  Rachel, her daughter, is a
                                            the village has started resulting in a number of                                                  full-time teaching assistant
                                                completed articles. Further articles will                                                    •  Rachel's three children all
                                                 be created from the consolidation of                                                         attend the school
                                                  comments, and pictures, provided by
                                                  members of the respective families and                                                     •  Helen's Grandchildren (and
                                                  snippets of information gleaned whilst                                                      their friends!) affectionately
                                                  talking to Manea people.                                                                    call her 'Nannie Pudding' as
                                                                                                                                              she serves their dinners!
     manea                                        agricultural history where there were                                                      The photo shows all three
                                                     Manea is a rural village with a rich
                                                   numerous farms  and  smallholdings.
                                                     The project has now started to
                                                                                                                                             generations of the Mansfields at
     ARCHIVE                                            within the boundary of Manea                             WHY NOT SUBMIT
                                                       collect details of how the land
                                                                                                                                             School.
                                                              used
                                                                    starting
                                                                             with
                                                        was
                                                        identifying farms and their
                                                        history.
                                                             It is again planned to
                                                         show the information that
                                                          has been collected at this                             YOUR OWN ARTICLE –
                                                                                                                 ABOUT YOUR HISTORY WITHIN MANEA
                                                           year’s Manea Gala, on the
                                                           13th July, which is also an                           OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK MANEA
                                                          opportunity for members                                RESIDENTS WILL BE INTERESTED TO READ
                                                          of  the community  to bring
                                                         along any contributions to the                          ABOUT?
                                                        project.                                                 REMEMBER: If you wish to have an article published in a future
                                                                      For further                                edition, please check with us
                                                                    information,                                 (Dianne or Pete chairman@maneaconnect.co.uk) well in advance of
                                                           questions, comments,                                  the deadline.  Many thanks.
                                                                 or offers of help
    "Any pictures of the village in the                    please contact Martin                DEADLINE DATES FOR SUMMER & AUTUMN
                                                              Hindry using email:
    past that have not been made                                 maneaarchive@                                                               th
    available before would be most                                  hotmail.com            ISSUE 62 - SUMMER   (June/July/Aug)          26  April 2019
    welcome"                                                       (preferred) or
                                                                                                                                           th
                                                                      Telephone:           ISSUE 63 - AUTUMN   (Sept/Oct/Nov)           26  July 2019
                                                                  01354 680850.

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