Stetchworth history pictures taken from an album compiled by Iris Stockwell.
October 2005. From Doug Everitt of Kirtling, following the publication of the pictures on the Saxon Street History page.
"How well I remember Mr Nicholls threshing machine. We as boys used to follow, or hear through the grapevine where they were 'sheaning', off we would go armed with a stick, ratting, as some of the corn stacks used to be heaving with them.
We sometimes hitched a lift on the rear axle of the elevator as they travelled slowly through the village, sometimes though, as they always had two crew, one would get off as it was still moving and clear us off the free ride, we would then have to stay on the path so they could see us.
Looking at the two men with the van, notice how their boots/shoes shine, what pride we had in the way we dressed then, will we ever see that again? I doubt it."