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Oakridge Memories - Wilf Merrett 2000.pdf
Back in the 1930s an aunt of mine occasionally visited a friend in Oakridge who lived in a primitive cottage with no amenities and an outside loo.
Later when I attended Marling School I met one or two lads from the village, and how envious they were…

Miss Bertha Gardiner.pdf
It is rare these days to come across the old-fashioned family retainer. Such was Bertha Gardiner of the Old Mill, Oakridge Lynch, whose death at the age of 90 we reported in a recent issue of this paper
Miss Gardiner went, at the age of 13 as…

Memories of The Past - The Late Mr Couldery.pdf
When I was working at Little Hattons (the Cottage next to Hattons, near Maker's Mill) in the late sixties when Mrs. Sutton was in the big house I came on a inscription which may be of interest. Written - in charcoal I think- on the reveal of the…

Memories of Frank Finch.pdf
Most people in Oakridge knew Frank, and many people much further away, too.
He was born into the well-known farming family in the hamlet of Tunley, in a beautiful part of the surrounding area of Oakridge. He was cheerful, Lively, and full of jokes…

Memories of Convivial Eveneings at The Crown in Waterlane.pdf
I well remember my father, Edgar, telling me of the me, when the then Landlord, Charlie Ewer had difficulty in getting his customers to leave, long after "Time" was called, so in desperation he went outside, found his garden hoe, and used it to slice…

Letter and Interview - Sir Stafford Cripps Daughter.pdf
In Attlee's Government 1945 - 50 as President of the Board of Trade and Chancellor of the Exchequer. Policy of Austerity (rationing and controls preparation to adjust Britain to its reduced economy following withdrawal of US lend-lease. He directed…

Ken Bucknell Remembers.pdf
Frederick Halliday born - 1864, was the sexton at Oakridge Church for 46 years, although he had a full time job at Bliss Mills Chalford, where he walked morning and evening usually 6 am - 6 pm and carried on with his job as sexton on arrival home and…

Exodus to New South Wales.pdf
The great poverty among the agricultural community had been further aggravated by the decline of hand-weaving on the cottage looms, brought about by the establishment of the powered machines in the mills astride the streams in the nearby…

Dame Margaret Weston.pdf
Dame Margaret Weston or Peggy Weston as some may recall her was born in Oakridge in the late 1920's, the only daughter of the village schoolmaster.
From any early age, she showed a keen interest in engineering and, after leaving Stroud Girls High…
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