Cload’s Railway Hotel

Receipt for goods supplied. The Catherine Wheel was called the Cload’s Railway Hotel up until part of the premises called the Star Inn was burnt down in 1928 when a traction engine passed by and a spark set the thatch on fire. Alfred Wide was the shop at the bottom of the High Street. This receipt is from 1896 signed by Alfred Wide who served in World War 1 throughout, sending letters back to his daughter who lives in Hemyock called Joan Cooper. He fought in the Battle of the Somme and survived, although injured. He then went back to the front line later, returning to Hemyock to work in the shop and play bowls. He was a stalwart of the Bowls Club.

R F James and Geoff James about 1935

R F James Lorry

Hemyock High Street

Geoff James as Puck in Robin Hood in 1933

R F James and others

Vera Gwendoline Griffin and Reginald James at Station Rd Shop

R F James shop in station rd in 1920’s

R F James at shop, then vets now private house.