EAST HADDON HISTORY SOCIETY Northamptonshire, England


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VILLAGE WALK No3 (30th September 2012)

For the 3rd year in succession we enjoyed a guided tour round important sites in the village. The event was led by David Cooper, and different speakers covered individual sections of the tour.

Starting at the Village Hall we included such places as Walcot House, the site of persistent rumours of a past visit by Oliver Cromwell  en route to the Battle of Naseby.

We saw briefly the Old Bakery, now in a sad state of partial demolition, the process apparently (temporarily) halted because the structure has now been recognised as much older than previously thought.

Well Cottage was next, believed to be the oldest house in East Haddon, with the frames of the structure produced from oak trees split in two to give a matching pair.

We then moved on to the cemetery, where research reveals a number of interesting burials. Three WW1 graves are there, and some names long associated with East Haddon are seen among the headstones. Included there is the grave of Annie Pritchard, murdered in 1892 - you can read her story in detail by clicking here.