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Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:09 | United States
I lived on Broad Street back in 1979-1981 in an apartment over a closed shop when I was in the USAF. Had a great time in your town, enjoyed the pub and shopping at the local butcher and grocery stores. In looking at Google Maps it hasn't changed a lot in the 31 years since I left though it looks like my apartment got a much needed exterior remodeling and the shop is now apartments.
Marjorie Hayes Darjany
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:45
I was so pleased to read Tessa Fullwood's entry! I had about given up hope of hearing a response to mine.
Tessa, is Nicholas also named Fullwood ? I am going to email my brother Bob to see if he remembers him. It is interesting that your brother chose to emigrate to the US when I always wished I still lived in Britain!
As for the Lusitania/Titanic question, I think I can answer that. I also had thought she was a Titanic survivor. When I first got a computer I started researching Titanic passenger lists and survivor lists and I could never find any mention of a Paynter. On a whim, I checked out the Lusitania website and found what I had been looking for. The entire story in great detail of Miss Emily Irene Paynter and her father, who tragically drowned during the sinking, is described by witnesses and in her own words. I don't know why we both thought it was the Titanic however, and I was pretty embarrassed because over the years I have told people that I knew a Titanic survivor.
Please relay my very best wishes to Nicholas, Marjorie Hayes Darjany
Sunday, 18 March 2012 11:52
Browsing for Syresham I came across this site - which is super. Marjorie Darjany's entry brought back memories. We all three went to the village school, between 1954, and 1961, when we left. My brother Nicholas must have liked the Americans very much, as he emigrated there and is now a US citizen. He talked about his American school friends. But - the fickleness of memory - he recounts that Miss Paynter survived the sinking of the Titanic, and not the Lusitania. I wonder which it was?
Liz Lund (aka Hawkins)
Saturday, 21 January 2012 10:12
Wow! who'da thought that Syreshamites could be so creative. Took a look at the Scarecrow Festival page - absolutely adorable - well done Syresham at coming into the 21st century, love it!!
Totally miss this place, many memories of my childhood.
Have a wonderful 2012
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:13
We would like to wish everyone in Syresham a very Merry Christmas & Happy, Peaceful & Healthy New Year.
As a family we would like to thank you all for the help, sustenance , interest & understanding given to us whilst we were searching for Amber recently.
Amber, of course, is now lying in front of the fire as if nothing had happened.
We were very moved by your reactions.
Thank You all
Marjorie Hayes Darjany
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:14
So wonderful to find this site. My family were Americans living in your village from 1955-1959, the best years of my childhood. My brother Robert and I both attended the village school; I was five and he was six in 1955. My mother ,Hazel Hayes, taught dance to the village girls and they had a recital on stage, probably at the school. I remember Guy Fawkes Bonfires and also dancing the Maypole and carrying the train of the Queen of the May. We lived in a very old home rented from a Miss Paynter, a survivor of the Lusitania sinking. I have lots of great photos and memories, and would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or my family, or would just like to chat. My Mom is 93 and still drives ( she first learned on a Morris Minor in your village!) I would love to visit the village someday .
Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:16
Hi, great to see the website up and running and being updated on a regular basis. It's good for us northerners to catch up on Syresham where we used to live and where our daughter Sarah was born in 1994. Hope everyone is well in the village - Ruth hasn't changed in the pictures. How is Pat Crowley doing these days? Love to everyone who remembers us especially Sue Palmer, Pat & Sue Crowley, Brenda & Ed and also John & Janette Shannon xxxx
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 10:19
Great to see the website take off properly and it'll be a good way to keep in touch now we've moved away.
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 10:21
A great site for those that have moved away from Syresham to keep in touch with what is going on!