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The Mystery of the German Prisoners of War in 1918
In 2008 we were awarded an Awards for All grant to conserve and digitise some photographs on glass plates, taken by Jesse Taylor, Campden photographer 1896 – 1938. The digital...
German POWs in WWI
In 2008, CCHS (then Campden & District Historical and Archaeological Society) was awarded an Awards for All grant to conserve and digitise some photographs on glass plates, taken by Jesse...
Chipping Campden Schooldays in the 1920s & 30s
Infant School Starting school at 4 years old, one of my earliest memories of infant school is of our teacher Miss Warner. A kindly lady, she was lame and walked...
Online Order - Publications
Publications can be ordered and paid for on-line. Click on the “Add to Cart” buttons to add a publication to your shopping cart. If you live outside the UK please...
Shops then and now
Some shops in Campden have been in the same use for many years but most change ownership quite frequently. Our archives hold photographs going back 100 years and we are...
1120 Lord of the Manor of Campden drowned Richard, the son and heir of Hugh d’Avranches, the first Earl of Chester and the first Norman to be lord of the...
The Inclosure Act - Roads, Ways and Footpaths
The Commissioners have set out and appointed…such public and private roads, ways, and footpaths, in, through, and over, the lands and grounds directed to be divided and inclosed…as are hereinafter...
Campden Football Club
With thanks to the many people who have contributed photographs from their family archives...
Signs and ancillary artefacts
Norton Hall Red Cross Hospital in WWI
Norton Hall is situated two miles from Mickleton, towards Weston-sub-Edge. Samuel Bruce purchased Norton Hall in 1884, moving there with his wife Louisa and four children from their main home...
The Penny Postage system in England was introduced in 1839. Post boxes have markings from the different reigns when they were installed. Sadly the George V (1910-1936) postbox in...
Campden Boys Brigade
The Boys’ Brigade was founded 1883 in Glasgow by William Alexander Smith. Its aims were the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom among boys and the promotion of habits of Reverence, Discipline,...
Working Life in Photographs
Dover’s House is on the south side of the High Street with The Lanterns on the east and Saxton House to the west. It was built on an original burgage...
Whit Week Fetes & Floral Parades
Almshouses Archaeological Dig 2011
400 years of Almshouse rubbish In February and March 2011 a group of CADHAS volunteers took the opportunity (with appropriate permissions) to carry out a small archaeological dig in an...
The Campden House Project
Painting of Campden House showing how it might have looked. From 2016 to 2018, with the permission of The Landmark Trust, Scheduled Monument Consent and a grant from the Heritage...
Jesse Taylor 1865 - 1938
Jesse Taylor was born in Redcliffe, Bristol in 1865, the fifth son of William and Mary Taylor. William was a pianoforte maker and the 1881 census shows that the eldest...
Harry George Ellis
Harry George (HG) Ellis exemplified the ‘middling sort’ of his times. He was born in Campden in 1856 to Henry and Hannah Ellis. Henry was the town basket maker and...
Two contrasting scrapbooks In the Archives we have several scrapbooks that have been donated over the years. They usually contain photographs of family and Campden events, newspaper cuttings and programmes....
Campden Town Arms
It was only in 1972 that these arms were granted to Chipping Campden. Frank Holland, then Town Clerk, set down all the indications of the past and present history of...
William Weeley and his wife Alice Family Origins The family originated with a 13th century migrant from Weoley in Northfield, now part of Birmingham, at the time when Roger de...
Campden Cricket Club
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