The First Hooe History Society Exhibition opens its doors and numbers soon build up

 


 Waiting in anticipation for the start of the first meeting of  The Hooe History Society 

18th October 2012


 As a mark of  the change-over, retiring clerk, Graeme  presented his successor with a file of  papers. The rest, he said, were in a large van outside!

 Parish Council Chairman, Dick Carey, presented Graeme Bower with an engraved lead crystal bowl from the Council in appreciation of all his work and support over the years

 

Hooe Golf Society

 

 The Hooe Village Hall

 

 Hooe Resident John Pilbean, World Renowned  Gladioli Expert once again astounded all who attended the Area Local Championshops in August

The newly rebuilt wall around the Green acted as a magnet for cars during the bad weather 2011

 Mike Dixon proudly accepting the Allotment Trophy, Certificate and Rosette from Dick Carey, Chairman  and Peter Doodes, Vice Chairman    Hooe Parish Council

 

Is this the largest hens egg laid in Hooe in 2014?

I challenge you to beat the size!  

The hen, Matilda, is 2 months old and feeling very pleased with herself


Youth Club Tree Planting

Jubilee Wood

April 2013 

 


Hooe History Society

Meeting

18th October 2012

One of the items brought to the Hooe History Group's first meeting was this old cloth map of the fields in the old Marsh Road area. The large field to the right was the site of the WW1 airfield

 


The Hooe History Society Launch

The exhibition of local historical information provided lots of interest. Here Heather Sinden and Pam Doodes look at some Hooe WI records that relate to the 1930's

 

After the opening, and over tea, coffee and cakes, much local information about the village and its community characters was shared


 Peter Hayward, assisted by Carole, spent a busy day  scanning and printing photographs for interested residents

 

So much to see; so much to say; so much to learn!

 

Opening of the New footpath linking the village centre with the Recreation Ground 2009

John O'Flaherty cuts the ribbon to officially open the new footpath.

Walking the New Footpath        

The best way to appreciate a new footpath is to walk it!

L to R; Chantal Wilson Chairman of Wealden District Council, Dick Carey, Chairman of Hooe Parish Council, and Rev'd Peter Doodes, Vice Chairman of Hooe Parish Council

followed by about 25 residents

 Hooe some 90 years ago

Top:  Hooe School, now a private dwelling

Middle:  Dodson's Stores and Post Office, now also a private dwelling

Bottom: Kimberly Cottages - almost unchanged, opposite the Red Lion PH

   A rare visitor to the garden at Catslide 

'I can see you 25 yards away but I am busy'




 Hugh Packham sits at the controls of the first tractor in Hooe, while his brothers Harold and George work on the top of the hay cart.

From the Hooe History Society Calendar 2014 



At the launch of the Hooe History Society, farmer Anne Bourner, gives a spirited rendition of her comical poem 'Bailer Twine'.

 



The Hooe Village Day  

 Pam and Peter with Gareth, who travelled from Dorset with Jess to attend the event

 

 The pony trap rides were a winner with the young people and the not so young

 

 "After we have given a demonstration of line dancing we would like you all to join in!"

 

 The Historic Vehicles  are lined up in support The Hooe Village Day

Many thanks to Hooe Old Car Club

 

 

Village Walk November 2010

Everyone stopped to admire a view across to the Downs

Murray, walk Leader

gives directions and reminds us about the Country code