Blewbury, Oxfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Boarding School Memories

My friend Catharine (Katie) was also at this school in 1946/47, about 7 years old before moving to South Africa. I remember walking in a crocodile line, carrying a hot brick to keep warm, on the walk to the vicarage. Mostly happy memories of Laurie & sisters Phylis & Dorothy Williamson & Prue. Miss Maggs (Sally) looked after the animals in the orchard.

A memory of Blewbury

Wartime Boarding School

I was evacuated from London to Blewbury Healm-wic Boarding School in 1941 (the thatched cottage shown in the photograph). The Williamson sisters ran the school, owned I believe by their brother, a naval architect (submarines). They opened the school for refugee children, teaching many subjects including Maths, French, ...Read full memory

A memory of Blewbury by dsign4u2005