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Hinwick Lodge
Hinwick Lodge by C F C

Hinwick Lodge has a date stone 1770, and is a Grade II listed building. The building is L-shaped with two parallel gables added to the S.E. end in C19. Alterations and additions were done in the late C19 and early C20.

The Lodge

At Hinwick Lodge, in the parish of Podington, there was an ice house that was still in use in the 1920s. My grandmother farmed this farm during this period and my father cut the ice (using a cross cut timber saw) from Plain Pond and Neats Pond during severe winter conditions and stacked it among a packing of straw for use during the summer to keep fish and meat fresh. I rather think it has now disappeared; it was constructed under ground in the vicinity of Great Hayes Wood.

Ann Cooper, July 2004, Editor of Higham Chichele Society "Bygone Times"
Extracted from her own memories "Tales my father told me".

Rushden Echo, 24th Mar 1944, transcribed by Kay Collins

Podington’s First “International”
American Air Sergeant Weds English Girl

The wedding between Sergt. Joe G Skarzynski, of the U.S.A.A.F. and Miss Lillian Taylor, of Southport, which took place at Podington last Saturday, was the first Anglo-American marriage to be held there, and was conducted in the Parish Church by the Rev. V. J. H. Coles.

The bride is the second daughter of Mrs. H. Taylor, of 10 Banastre-road, Southport, Lancs., and the groom is the eldest son of Mr. Joseph V. Skarzynski, of 2313 W Mitchell-street, Milwaukee, Wisc., U.S.A.

Attired in a blue costume with wine coloured accessories and carrying a bouquet of white carnations and fern, the bride was given away by Mr. James Albert Roberts. In attendance were Miss Evelyn Joyce Bowers and Miss Rebecca Taylor, of Southport. Both wore dresses of a London tan shade and had corsages of orchids.

Ed. Ellington, U.S.A.A.F., of Lorin Blanchard, carried out the duties of best man.

A reception followed at Hinwick Lodge, and the wedding cake was a gift of the U.S.A.A.F.  For the journey to Southport, where the honeymoon was spent, the bride was wearing a grey ensemble.

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