Monday, 18 December 2017

Villagers come together to celebrate the 150th anniversary

HUNDREDS of people gathered to mark the 150th anniversary of the Maharajah’s Well in Stoke Row on Sunday.

Villagers made the most of the hot and sunny weather at the event, which was held in the cherry orchard off Main Street.

Children from the 1st Stoke Row scouts, cubs and Beavers launched the celebrations by performing the story of the well, which was built in 1864.

The well was endowed by Ishree, the Maharajah of Benares, to show his attachment to England and friendship with Edward Anderdson Reade of Ipsden.

Villagers enjoyed music from sitar players, refreshments including tea and cakes and a range of stalls.

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