Brackley, Northamptonshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

John Horwood

I wonder if any can help me? I am attempting to trace my mother-in-laws family history. I am trying to locate a John Horwood possibly born in Thorpe Manderveil around 1868, from his wedding certificate he married Ellen Francis Wootton on August 3rd 1896 at St. Peters church, Brackley. John Horwood’s occupation is shown as ...Read full memory

A memory of Brackley by Steve Kennett

Greens Ironmonger (Hardware) Shop

In 1962 - 1964 I lived upstairs above Mr. Green's shop. I believe the number was 12 Market Square. I was a USAF Airman stationed at RAF Upper Heyford. Good memories. Mr. Green invited me to go with him to the British F-1 Grand Prix at Aintree as he knew I loved motor racing and spent many Sundays at Silverstone.

A memory of Brackley by George Mushett

The End As A School

I can remember Feed My Lambs closing when we went up to the new school. I did 3 years at this one, an old type of school - one door for boys and the other for girls. The heating was from coke burning boilers and it was good to be able to go out and get the coke.  The other thing we lost when it closed was going across the playground to the outside toilets.  Lovely in winter.

A memory of Brackley by Ian Haverly