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Walter Fern was born on 26 April 1884 in Oakridge and baptised in Oakridge Church on 1 June 1884. He was the son of Frederick Fern and Sarah Ann Barnfield. Frederick Fern was a plasterer and lived at Waterlane. Walter enrolled in Oakridge School on…

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William Hunt was born on 17 June 1890 in Oakridge and baptised on 10 August 1890 in Oakridge Church. He was the son of Thomas Henry Hunt and Emma Maria Clift. Thomas Hunt was a railway labourer and lived in Oakridge Lynch at what was Hillbrae and now…

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Albert Robbins was born in 1877 in Chedworth. He was the son of William Robbins and Margaret Fry. In 1881 he was living with his uncle and aunt in Chedworth and by 1891 was a farm labourer at Smart's Farm, Bournes Green. He married Alice Lewis in…

The Chalford Workshop, Percy Tanner is at the furthest bench facing right
The Tanner family were carpenters and Percy Tanner son of John Tanner worked in Peter Waals Chalford workshop. He was born in Rodbrow Wood Cottage in 1904 and went to Oakridge school, then to Stroud Boys Craft School. His brothers were apprenticed,…

Alison Gardiner Remembers.pdf
Water lane in the 1930's was a very different hamlet from what it is today. The central point was The Crown Inn, run by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hewer. It was a popular place with regular customers from the village itself and from outlying areas. It was…

Ann Hornby on the ARP Wardens.pdf
There were a number of Wardens, and a group of boys who acted as 'runners'. One of the latter slept at Iles Green each night, but none of them ever had to run with a message. The most exciting event occurred in i 940, when the German plane was shot…

Ann Hornby Remembers.pdf
I was seven years old at the time, and my two brothers were five and six. It was a wonderful village for children as we were given unlimited freedom and soon got to know nearly everyone in the village. Miss Ivy Wright still remembers us playing…

Childhood Recollections of Services at St Bartholomews.pdf
Those were the days when there seemed to be a longer service (sermon probably) and the Book Of Common Prayer was strictly adhered to. After the General Sentences, Confession and Absolution prayers, interspersed with two long psalms and sometimes an…

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…
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