Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Old Ride

I first saw Frankleigh House through the trees in the distance as I was driven there for my first day at The Old Ride Preparatory School for Boys. The school and its predecessor had been based there for many years. As a seven year old it was an inspiring sight. What seemed to be a huge building in acres of lawns and ...Read full memory

The Old Ride

I was a day boy between 1966 and 1970. I was always in trouble and spent most of my meals on the punishment table. The ruling was tyranical, you had to eat everything on your plate and couldn't leave the table until you had done so; classical music was played during the main course at lunch time and talking was not ...Read full memory

Thomas Pearce Bevan

I have been searching my family tree and find that I had a great great great grandfather named Thomas Pearce Bevan who was born in Bradford on Avon born in 1805. He became a surgeon living in Rochester. He was married to Charlotte (Hodder) from the Isle of Wight. I believe his fathers name was Stephen. Apparently, ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford-On-Avon by ken