Benson, Oxfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Old Caravan Field Near Benson

My husband was at RAF Benson in 1969. We got married in November, but could not find any accommodation around the airfield. In desperation we rented a tiny caravan in a farmer's field south of the airfield. There was no running water and the one outside tap tended to freeze in winter. The few caravans were ...Read full memory

A memory of Benson by Jeanette Clarke

Memories Of Benson

My memories of Benson started in 1946/7 when we moved to Sunnyside, which in those days did not have the recreation field. Nor did the village have street lighting apart from a couple in the High Street, one of which was on the wall of Franklin's Farm. The shops in those days were Slaughters Stores, High Street & Chamberlains ...Read full memory

A memory of Benson by John Webb