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The Fernhurst Society

Memories of Fernhurst: Spread Eagle

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The Spread Eagle is remembered by older Fernhurst residents as an old hostelry, which, before the new one (built in 1935 and demolished in 1988), harmonised with the surrounding landscape so as to seem part of it. It is spoken of as a real old English country inn, where the bedrooms were large and airy and the cooking of the type that so pleased our grandparents, large and varied joints of meat and chesses, with home brewed ales. Here at the Spread Eagle home produce was the order of the day. There was also a delightfully secluded tea garden and the pedestrian or motorist could always obtain, at all hours, refreshments and a rest from their journey.

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The Fernhurst Oral History Project was supported by the Local Heritage Initiative. The Local Heritage Initiative was developed by the Countryside Agency and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Nationwide Building Society.