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Buriton, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Vicarage Evacuee 1939 1945

When I was 3 years old, it was the beginning of the Second World War. My parents lived in busy warfilled, threatened Portsmouth, and decided that I would be safer far away. My mother had joined the WRENS and my father was required to work rather than be called up. So at age 3, I was sent to the Vicarage at Buriton and I stayed there until the war ended when I was 9 years old.

Swiss Cottage

My Grandparents lived in Swiss Cottage for many years. We used to stay there as children. When we first went there was no electricity and limited water. We had to go to bed with oil lamps and all food was cooked on the Aga in the kitchen. I loved it there. My sister and I would spend hours wandering in the Queen Elizabeth ...Read full memory