128 Temple End

Jean and Stan Haines live at Temple End Farm. They originate from Shropshire. They came to Thurlow thirty years ago and spent their time until retirement rearing calves. Arriving at four to five days old it was Jean’s job to help Stan feed them until it was time for them to go to the slaughterhouse. They would deal with ninety at a time and 8,000 calves passed through their hands. Stan is now semi-retired and spends his time looking after sheep for Mrs. Anne Vestey. Their daughter lives with them; she is an accountant at Gibson’s Saddlery in Newmarket. Their son lives in the village and Jean now has a granddaughter in the village school, which her daughters once attended.