ABOUT THE VILLAGE.
John Huntley died at the age or 94 in 1891 having been born in the year 1797.The
following are reminscinces of the village told by him to Miss Helen Foxcroft in
Julia Clements-The Postwoman
Julia Clements, the postwoman of the 1880's and 1890's, is still remembered by
a few of the older generation in Hinton. Not for her the little red vans which
speed about the country- side: Armed with a stout heart and equally stout boots
and basket she used to start her round by collecting the letters at Norton. From
there she walked, come rain, hail or snow, to Hinton where she collected the letters
at the Post Office. All these she then carried to the Post Office at Freshford.
This accomplished, she collected the mail which had been sorted on arrival by
train from Bath, and delivered it at all the houses in Hinton and Norton to which
mail had been addressed. For this work she received the hardly princely pay of
5/- a week, a sum which could scarcely have covered the wear and tear incurred
by her footwear. She spent retirement living with Mrso Densley, who had been housekeeper
at Hinton House, in the Farleigh Lodge where Mr. George Smith now lives.