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History talk in Lyndeborough well received; more than 40 people attend

LYNDEBOROUGH – It was like Old Home Days – over 40 people gathered at the former Town Hall in Lyndeborough Center on Friday, Sept. 20, to hear Roberta Howe Douglas talk about “growing up in a large family in Lyndeborough in the 1930s and ’40s.”

Douglas, a descendant or relative of many of Lyndeborough’s early settlers, lived most of her young life in South Lyndeborough with her six sisters and one brother.

She interspaced her talk with slides of family members and events and a selection of post card pictures of South Lyndeborough as it was then.

She spoke of family and village life at the end of the Depression, through World War II.

She recalled gathering in their living room to listen to radio programs, and remembered the train and the “days when Lyndeborough had bus service.”

The village children ice skated on the frog pond, swam in “The Eddy,” and went sledding on Putnam Hill.

Following her talk, the old-timers present added their memories over coffee and a variety of cookies.

The program was presented by the Lyndeborough Historical Society. New members are always welcome. Write President Frances Houston at P.O. Box 62, Lyndeborough, NH 03082.

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