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Betty McCubbin, nee Pinckney, lived much of her life in the Hungerford area, and returned to Newtown, first at Hidden Cottage, and later at Putkins c1960.

This page includes recordings of interviews of betty McCubbin by Pam Haseltine as part of her research for "Reminiscences of Twentieth Century Hungerford", published in 1993.

This is Part 1 of 4:
- Born (nee Pinckney) 1908 in Stockcross
- Moved to Newtown c1960
- Hunt Ball in Corn Exchange
- Pratt's butchers, Alexander's grocers, Spackman's, Nicol's ironmongers
- Roads before tarmac. Stone-picking flints in the fields for use on roads
- Forge blacksmith, and Eddington (Higgins and Wiggins)
- Postman Hunt

This is Part 2 of 4:
- Railway
- Golf on the Common
- Fairs and Carnivals
- Churches and chapels - Rev Gray
- Girl Guides (?3rd oldest company in Berkshire?)
- Newtown "Mothers' meetings
- Sarsen stones

This is Part 3 of 4:
- Doctors - James, Starkey-Smith, Manor House
- Workhouse
- Glut of fruit in 1st World War - jam-making in Ebenezer chapel, Church Street
- Hunting
- Portals at Eddington House, Pearces at Chilton Lodge,
Willes and Turners at Hungerford Park

This is Part 4 of 4:
- King George V at Chilton Lodge
- Roads and paths - leading to sheep fairs at East Ilsley