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The story of Campden Haymakers told by Josephine Griffiths. Related to photographs in COMMA of the five men. 1875.
Digitised photographs and descriptions relating to Frederick Merriman’s family history, his gold medal at the 1908 Olympics in the tug of war, and his return to Broad Campden on retirement, when he set up the Bijou Band and other entertainment.
Used as a CADHAS display.
Other family members mentioned are the Waine and Ashwin families.
Five Campden trade tokens: William Coltman 1667, John Dickens 1657, Valentin Smith 1651, William Yeate, mercer, 1666, George Freeman. See papers in Query 17.089
Handbell used for opening the cattle market, situated behind the Noel Arms.
Campden Town Band – certificate as winners of contest at Madresfield Musical Competition 3rd May 1904
Individual winners’ certificate awarded to F. Bennett as above
Long Service Certificate awarded to F. Bennett 30th Nov 1946 National League of Bands’ Associations
Photograph of Campden Town Band c. 1912, Bandmaster J Pyment
History of Campden Cricket Club
Reflections by Josephine Griffiths on life in Campden 1912- 1918. Stories about people and activities during WWI.
Extract, typewritten, of an Indenture dates 1668, reference Henry Izod and Lamb House
Invoices re furniture to be sold by S Griffiths from Bedfont House; 1. Albert Tanner, Noel Arms hotel, for storage; 2. John Skey, removal and repair of furniture; 3. Jesse Taylor, postcards of furniture. All dated 9 July 1918. See also Photos in Photo Library of some furniture, maybe that referred to.
Rev. G E Hitchcock: 3 letters re his will, fbetween Solicitor and Parochial Council, 1939. Held by Josephine Griffiths.
Handwritten notes about part of the history of the Blue School (later known an Top School) and mentioning some history of the Grammar School
Restoration of the Ancient Grammar School of Chipping Campden: original newspaper account Jan 9th 1864. Reverse has testamonials to the Headmaster, Rev. Hiron.
Also, extract from a journal re same event. Canon Sewell mentioned.