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After the end of WW1, Rothenstein was offered the post of Principal of the Royal College of Art in London. This was something very close to his heart, as he loved teaching and encouraging the development of young talent, so he decided to leave Far…

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Iles Green dates back to the early part of the 17th century. Sir William Rothenstein, artist and, later, Principal of the Royal College of Art, purchased and refurbished the house in 1913 when the architect, Norman Jewson, added the significant Arts…

WWI - Queenie.pdf
During WWI the women in the village took in machining work for one of the factories on Brick Row where Mr White, who lived in the village worked. The factory made khaki and white overalls for the army and local women sewed the pieces together.…

When the Trains Stopped at Chalford.pdf
Fifty years ago "The fastest train in the world" was reputed to be the run from Paddington, Reading, Swindon to Kemble. After that it dawdled somewhat. But the GW.R., did stop its trains at places like Brimscombe and Chalford in those days. And what…

The Old Nelson.pdf
The original part of the house dates from about 1640 and it was probably a farm labourer's or woodcutter's cottage. The end barn of the top row of buildings dates from the same period, and was possibly part of the out-buildings of Iles Green Farm, in…

Rowley Young.pdf
Rowley Young comes from a local family. He left school at 13 and went into the stick factory before starting to learn cabinet making at night school.
He joined Peter Waals at Chalford when he was 15 and remembers that they got no pay at all for the…
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