|Snitterfield is a pleasant village which lies about 4 miles north of Stratford-upon-Avon. I have
lots of family connections with the village. My grandfather, Fred Jones, was a blacksmith here,
as was his son, my Uncle Ern. Mum and Dad lived at Langley when they were first married - in
1928. For more information on this pretty village, visit www.snitterfield.com
|This postcard is entitled "Marching to Church. Unveiling of Snitterfield
War Memorial Aug 15th 1920".
|Bell Lane, probably in the 1930s.
|Snitterfield, Wolverton Road - a postcard posted to Leamington in
|A rather poor quality postcard from the early 1900s.
|Smith's Lane - super old postcard !!
|Smith Lane Corner. This postcard bears the address "The Orchard,
Snitterfield" and was posted to Warwick in the early years of the 20th
Century - I can't read the date.
|Stock's Tree and Smiths Lane.
|The Old Stores.
|The Square, probably around 1960.
|Another poor quality card, this one of the ford and stepping stones in
|Rats on the Move.
When she was a young girl, in Snitterfield, my mother was lucky enough to have a bicycle and used to ride all round the nearby countryside.
One day whilst crossing Yarningdale Common in about 1920, she saw what appeared to be a brown carpet across the road, several feet wide.
As she drew closer, she saw movement, and being a young girl and a bit nervous, she stopped, got off her bike and slowly approached. Then
she realised that it was rats, hundreds of rats, crossing the road and moving off across the common. She didn't stick around to see what
happened and cycled home in a hurry. Of course everyone in the village soon learned of her experience and several other people told her and
my grandfather of similar experiences of "rats on the move", both in Warwickshire and elsewhere. Has anyone else heard similar tales ? Tell us
about them - email us !
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|Another old postcard showing the stepping stones over the brook.
|St James Church.