John Long is a retired farmer from Wickhambrook who now lives at Brora, Lt. Thurlow Green. He says that he could not possibly farm today, what with modern farming techniques and the astronomical cost of machinery. John was both a parish and county councillor from which he is now retired. He remembers there were very few sports facilities when he first came to the village and feels he has helped to set up many we now benefit from. He enjoys both outdoor and carpet bowls.

John chose to live in Thurlow because he didn’t want to move too far away from his friends and relatives. He feels the increase in house building, sporting facilities and social life have all improved the village, and he thinks the culmination of the year is Thurlow Fayre, which raises funds for many local activities.

At the end of the interview John mentioned that his grandfather was one of the group who helped to set up Thurlow Hunt.