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Lindsay Lane of Moulton Manor Farm

He came to the Village from Babraham near Cambridge in 1921, and bought Moulton Manor Farm from Pat Robins. The original farm house "White Hall" was sited on the Dalham road and was expensively renovated for Lindsay Lane on his purchase of the farm. On the last day of the renovation the house was destroyed by fire, the cause being a workman's blowlamp. Linsay Lane had a new house built away from the road, in its present position. As an ex army officer, he ran the farm in a military fashion, having his key staff parade for instructions. Lindsay and his wife Edith had five children, and Edith tragically died on the birth of twin boys John and Michael in 1923. 

Edith was said to be of great beauty, and was buried so her grave could be seen from Lindsay's study window in the new house. Both John and Michael were killed in the wars, Michael was then only 21 in 1944, and John was killed in Korea in 1951. Lindsay married his housekeeper, who after his death in 1951, continued to farm for several years, finally selling the farm to a Mr Stennett. The Lane memorial can be seen in front of the Church. The other Lane children were Richard, Pauline and David.

see also Moulton Manor, Moulton at war
2000 Julie Hefford
 

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