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Gertrude Barnes was born in Hungerford in 1902. She recalls life in Hungerford in the early 20th century.

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

This is Part 1 of 5:
- Mundy family
- Born in Priory Road
- Allotments
- Moon Lane
- Work at the Royal Berkshire Hospital
- Mother died with nine children
- Young schooldays - National School, Council School

This is Part 2 of 5:
- Married 1924
- Husband was gardener at Standen Manor, then Binfield Park.
- Later Land Army before bailiff
- Street fairs
- Whitsun sports on the Common

This is Part 3 of 5:
- Maze and Maypole dancing
- Charnham Street - Wesleyan Chapel, St Saviour's Church
- Bennett's yard
- Alexander's
- Alexander's, Gingell's, Killick & Church's, Alright's, Post Office, International Stores
- Pratt's, Hawkins,

This is Part 4 of 5:
- Several butchers, six bakers, Earl's Stores, dairies
- Delivering the milk
- Roads before tarmac
- Caswell's forge, Wiggins' forge, High Street forge
- After the Second World War
- Rev Gray

This is Part 5 of 5:
- Meeting up on Market Day (Wednesday)
- Bodman's
- Modern life and social change
- Local police
- Carol singing