|The spire of St Mary's|
In 2014 the significant anniversary of 900 (whether or not it is precise to the year) will be celebrated under the banner of Sandridge 900+.
Among the events planned is an exhibition to be held in May at the Museum of St Albans, following the life of the parish over 900 years. Part of our brief is to celebrate the role played by the former Marshalls Wick House, for part of which time the home of the Marten family.
|The only photo known of the unmade Marshalswick Lane.|
To that end we are searching for a number of new photographs of the new districts from their beginnings to recent times. Please do search through your shoeboxes and albums, especially for the unfinished estates in the 1950s and 1960s – or even in pre-WW2 days. It would be great to see once more lanes, field gates and ponds which no longer exist; even pictures of the former farm homesteads. Maybe your own home as it was being built or in the early days family members trying to tame the garden. At school, concert performances, parents contributions to building a small swimming pool or garden. If photos need to be scanned we will willingly do so; you only need to be willing to share them with others!
If you have programmes or other documents related to community events, to school happenings, sports teams, early meetings pressing for the youth club and community centre, meetings about bus services or phone boxes, do please consider sharing them.
|We still have not identified this family|
or where the Marshalswick area picnic
was. A still from a 1950s home movie.
, we would like to include as much as can be collected in the exhibition.
From next week there will be a new page on the website St Albans Own East End, devoted to Marshalswick and Jersey Farm, including any new material which is sent in.
So, let's get searching and remembering ...