Bradford Abbas, Dorset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Living In North Street Bradford Abbas 1960s

As a child I lived in North Street, Bradford Abbas. The name of the house then was Hilou. We were led to believe it was because our only toilet then was at the top of the very long garden. It later turned out that the cottage once belonged to two sisters called Hilary and Louisa. Since then ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford Abbas

Living In North Street In 2008 After The Fire In 2005

This photograph is wonderful for me to see having just moved back into Bumblebee Cottage on the far right of the picture after the catastrophic fire on 22 December 2005 that destroyed 4 cottages - Bumblebee Cottage, Hollyhocks, The Old Chapel and Virginia Cottage.  My cottage ...Read full memory