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A Stratton Smallholder
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More from Dawn’s interview With John Going, aged 94: I sold my Stratton smallholding to a neighbour and then he split it up. It was in a ring fence, at the Town’s End side of Stratton. Stratton was a nice little place. That’s one of the things that attracted me to it. When I came here, the sun was shining, the grass was green,...

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The first cattle artificial insemination in Stratton…
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nickers103 / Pixabay More from my interview with John Going, 94, of Widemouth, who was the first smallholder in the area to use artificial insemination on his cows: The War changed things. When the War had finished, my father wasn’t in very good health  and we were looking for a change. We decided we’d like a smallholding and one of the places that turned...

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Hectic Old Stratton
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This slideshow requires JavaScript. Try to conjure a picture in your mind of Stratton as it was in the approach to the nineteenth century. Some of these images will help a little, but you need to imagine lots of people, a veritable throng, which made Stratton thriving and bustling, a hive of activity. Stratton was, according to John Wordens in 1584 “a market towne...

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