Aerial photo - about 2000:
This old aerial photo shows that, late in the Reeve brothers lives, Arbury field had become covered in scrub. It was used for game bird shooting and the rides through the scrub allowed access to the hunters and their gundogs.
Hattie Jacques visits Noakes Grove:
A frequent, and famous, visitor to the Sewards End fêtes was Hattie Jacques. She stayed regularly with theatre friends who lived in Elms Farm.
The Reeve brothers at the village fête:
The Reeve brothers loaned Arbury Field for use each year for the Sewards End village fete. Indeed, it is still called “the fete field” by long-term residents of Sewards End.
The three Reeve brothers (Kinver, Frank & Dennis) are in position 1, 3 and 5 starting on the left. Between them are visiting American airmen who had been stationed nearby during the war.