Memories of Barham
my ancestoers richard walter and family lived in Barham mill. The mill is also the "location" for the movie Raising a Riot.
My parents had the pub "The Sportsmans Arms". I was only 5 or 6 years old when we lived there so I don't remember the fine details but I do remember Mrs. Mac at the shop on the corner. I used to spend quite a lot of time with Mr. and Mrs. Doubleday. He was an artist, I think, and he painted a picture of me sitting on his lounge floor with toys around me. My mother (Mrs. Maxie Attoe) wanted to buy it from him but he didn't want to sell it. I've often wondered where it ended up and have dreamed of finding and owning it. Living in Barham was one of the happiest times in my life - it's such a shame that my parents divorced and we all had to move away. If you remember me, my parents Maxie and George Attoe, my brothers ...Read full memory
I was born in my Grandparents house - "Wimbourne" - in the valley below the Mill. Many pleasant hours have I spent sitting in the kitchen with my grandmother shelling peas that granddad had grown in the garden. The Mill could be seen from the kitchen window high on the downs. When travelling through Bridge on the ...Read full memory
I've grown up with tales of barham mill, which burnt down the year before I was born. My gran, Betty Edwards, who is now 91, was born and brought up at the mill, until the family moved to cornwall. Photo from around 1920(?) somewhere which I will dig out and add to this.