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German Prisoners of War
I married Lionel Ellis in 1939 and we purchased some land on the Aston Road and set up a nursery. During the War we employed four German prisoners from the...
Sir Baptist Hicks
Baptist Hicks was a wealthy silk mercer who supplied the Court and made loans to many of the nobility including King James I. He made many benefactions to Campden and...
Unconsidered Trifles - Sundials, Scrapers & Knockers
Sundial in High Street Sundials People have always needed to know the time and sundials were used long before there were any clocks. Even when clocks and watches had been...
Rigobert (Fred) Stange POW
A young German soldier, Rigobert Stange, spent his 17th birthday in a British POW camp in St. Albans, with little celebration, and shortly afterwards, around early 1945, was sent to...
Campden Post Office
The early days Campden’s mail would arrive by stagecoach along the main London to Worcester road through Moreton and would be taken and collected by carrier from the ‘ top...
Churches, Chapels and Meeting Rooms
The Baptist Church Baptist Church In 1724 a certificate was presented to the Bishop of Gloucester saying that Presbyterians intended to hold a meeting to worship God in a new...
Martha Ellis (nee Prince) 1866 - 1962
Marrying into Campden Martha Ellis was not a Campdonian, but was born in 1866 into a farming family in Staffordshire. As Martha Prince she worked as a cook-housekeeper to a...
Chipping Campden Recreation Ground, Miscellaneous papers of the Playing Field Committee
1) Document setting out the Grants policy of the National Playing Fields Association. Dated 1952. 2) Copy document outlining duties of the Administrative Trustees of Chipping Campden Playing Field along with another, dated 1958, appointing Mr. S.M.S. Woodcock as Trustee due to death of Mr. W.E. Eden. 3) Handwritten notes for a Constitution to replace the original ...
Watching the Germans
Arrival I arrived at Springhill, officially 185 POW Camp, in the autumn of 1944 as an 18-year-old Private in the Pioneer Corps. In the run-up to D-Day I had been...
Chipping Campden School Archives
A team of local volunteers, mostly former pupils, has been the key to the building of a successful website which brings together official records with anecdotes and personal memorabilia. The...
Which day is Christmas Day?
Twenty-fifth of December, of course; but is it really the day we now call 25th or the day we would have called 25th by last year’s calendar? Arguments like this...
Field Names map of Chipping Campden, n.d.
Field Names map of Chipping Campden, n.d. From Allan Warmington’s papers. 2 photocopies.
Notes by Allan Warmington about field names in Campden and Broad Campden, n.d.. From his effects.
Cranfield Papers, transcriptions
Cranfield Papers. Kent County R.O. Researched by Allan Warmington. Papers concerning land held in Broad Campden, Berrington and Westington. 1607. Letters to Cranfield from friends and tenants 1610. Letter to Sir Nicholas Bakon, dated 1558-1579. (Transcribed by Allan Warmington) Articles of Agreement between Sir Edward Grevile Knight, and Lyonell Cranfield Esq., 1609. List of field ...
Map of Broad Campden, showing field names
Map of Broad Campden, n.d., showing field names overlaid on OS map
Church Field, Berrington, allocations and exchanges in the 1799 Inclosure Award, map
An enlargement of Church Field, Berrington, showing the complicated allocations and exchanges in the 1799 Inclosure Award. From Allan Warmington’s papers.
Field names in Campden, from OS map
Identification of Field Names in Campden, associated with the 1923 OS map of Campden, autographed manuscript by J P Nelson, transcript from Allan Warmington
Charles 'Slap' Blakeman 1862 - 1930
Charles ‘Slap’ Blakeman was the son of Joseph and Ellen Blakeman and is not to be confused with the Charles Blakeman of stained glass window fame. He first appears in...
Field survey at Combe, Chipping Campden
Preliminary report of the fieldwork in the grounds of Campden House by the Department of Archaeology at The University of Reading, 19th June 1996. Sent to Tim Jones (CADHAS) by Dr Grenville Astill, Reader in Archaeology.
Chipping Campden Debating Society Gavel
19cm brass gavel with 13cm x 28cm oak [?] wood stand which was used at meetings of the Society which was disbanded in 2013. A brass plaque on the stand reads “Chipping Campden Debating Society 1935-1985”. The base of the stand is covered with brown felt and has a central cut out section displaying a ...
Salver, stainless steel, 29 July 1981
Salver, stainless steel, commemorating the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana, 29 July 1981. Engraved Campden Ox Roast Committee
F L Griggs, two Christmas cards and a pamphlet on Food and Drink
F L Griggs, two Christmas cards (1936 and 1937) from Fl and Mrs Griggs, etchings by Griggs. A pamphlet on Food and Drink, the transcript of a talk to the Womens Institute.
Italian POWs in Campden in WWII
In 1943 there were 75,000 Italian prisoners of war in Britain, just a few of whom were in Campden. On the right hand side of the road to Broad Campden,...
Archaeological evaluation of the garden of Sir Baptist Hicks Almshouses
Items relating to dig carried out between 16/02/2011 and 30/03/2011 by members of CADHAS supervised by Martin Cook BA MIFA includes: 1. Initial proposal for project written by Martin Cook, dated 08/10/2010. 2. 2 x Site plans (Ordnance Survey) 3. Archaeological drawings 4. Associated paperwork 5. Report – printed & spiral bound 6. Printed colour images of excavation in progress 7. 28 ...
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