Calendar shows then and now of Long Stratton
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It is a village that has become infamous among motorists for long tails backs on a heavily congested A140.
And now images that feature Long Stratton's more tranquil past are being used to help the two churches that serve the south Norfolk community.
The Long Stratton Now and Then 2017 calendar has been produced to raise funds for the churches of Stratton St Mary and Stratton St Michael's.
Among the images is a solitary car trundling up the high street in the 1930s, a stark contrast to today's scenes along the busy A140.
And the calendar will spark memories of former shops as other photographs show the Ice House Precinct in 1996, a baker's shop that was destroyed by fire in 1941, Harvey's garage from the 1960s which is now the site of the
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Stratton Motor Company, and the Post Office which is now home
to Lawrence Paul hair and beauty salon.
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The idea for the calendar came from Rosemary Bennett and the flashback photographs were provided by Judith Baker, with businesses sponsoring each month.
So far 100 of the 500 calendars have been sold and it is hoped that each church will get at least £1,000.
The calendar, which costs £5, is available from The Butcher's House, Lawrence Paul, Cheshunt Hairdressers, Bekays DIY, Cycle Shed, Stratton Motor Company, Scissorhappy, Long Stratton Leisure Centre and the parish office at 8 Flowerpot Lane.
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