Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Abbots Ripton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Evacuation To Abbots Ripton 1939

My father, Gerald Blockley, originally from Derby, had just completed a degree in History from Unversity College, London and was appointed to teach at Bruce Grove School in Tottenham in 1939. He was evacuated with a lot of the children to Abbots Ripton in the autumn of 1939. He managed to find lodgings ...Read full memory

Once Upon A Time

My father and mother farmed at Heath Farm, Harold and Lucy Peacock, I remember the house and barns well, along with the pond that I used to catch newts in! Loved ice skating on the pond in front of the house also Guy Fawkes night, my Dad and helpers would have a huge bonfire and fireworks, one year something went ...Read full memory

Ramsey Abbey Grammar School 1952 1956

Oh what a school to be educated in. Academic chances and great sports facilities. I classed myself as an average student,and one who was successful in Football and Cricket, representing the school in both, and the county in football. Left school in 1956 to join Midland Bank Ltd. I was transferred ...Read full memory