Welcome to the catalogue of the Chipping Campden History Society Archive.
Here you can
search through our collection. Then if you want to know more about a particular item, contact us with the reference number. Volunteers have begun to scan items from the archive, and we will be gradually adding them to the website. We do not charge a fee but look for donations to help towards the costs of maintaining our archives.
Memorial scroll and letter from King George V sent to the family of Harold Ashwin after his death in WWI.
Collage of photographs of the Bridge/Collett families, associated with the Red Lion pub. Donated from the Red Lion. Individual photos have been scanned into COMMA.
Large photograph, taken outside the Chemists shop, of participants in the May Day celebrations 1937
The story of Campden Haymakers told by Josephine Griffiths. Includes hard copy photographs of the five men which are also in COMMA . 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
notes compiled by Jill Wilson of early leases for Campden properties held in Castle Ashby Archives 1225-1482
Notes from workshop with Prof Chris Dyer on pre-inclosure Campden 15 July 2013
notes about origins Campden place names by Jill Wilson
Extract about Bordesley Abbey
Instructions for field walking at Combe 2013
Notes about open field farming by Jill Wilson
* Crimscote strips
* Open field Farming – Oosthuizen
* Open field farming glossary
* Ridge and furrow sources
Notes by Jill Wilson on local geomorphology:
How was Campden’s landscape formed
Talk on geomorphology