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Churchinford maps

Historic maps of Churchinford and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Churchinford maps

Churchinford photos

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Upottery| Yarcombe| Blagdon Hill| Buckland St Mary| Corfe| Pitminster| Combe St Nicholas| Stockland| Trull| Orchard Portman| Membury| Wellington| Stoke St Mary| Combe Raleigh| Rockwell Green| Hatch Beauchamp| Westford| Chardstock

Churchinford area books

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Whitestaunton, Somerset

It was some time in 1941 I believe, when after enduring some weeks of the blitz I was evacuated away from London to an old farmhouse called Cinder Hill Farm a little outside the village of Whitestaunton. (I have no memory of how I got there.) My 'foster parents' were a Mr & Mrs Long. I remember there was an iron pump in the kitchen from where we obtained our drinking water and even on a hot day the water was always icy cold. There was another room where the milk and butter and other food was kept rather like a large walk in larder. The toilet was a sentry box about 10 yards away in the garden. The 'front' room seemed large with a huge open fireplace which always seemed to be lit. There was always a pot hanging over or near the flames. It was of course a log fire. We walked to school across the fields to what I now believe was the village... Read more

Family History

I have been told that my great aunt was a teacher in the 1900s. Her name was Emily Huxtable and she is mentioned as living in Pitminster in the 1901 Census, possible a teacher at the local school. Would anyone locally have any knowledge of my great aunt? Many thanks Marion Watkins

Evacuee From London

My name was Angela Saunders when, in about August 1940, aged 5, I was evacuated from Kingsbury, North London to Crossways Farm, Curland Crossroads during the Second World War. I lived with the lovely Cottey family - friends of a colleague of my father's. There were two Cottey children - Jean 5, and George 3. Mr and Mrs Cottey (Leslie and Minnie) also had other evacuees, Albert, David and Josephine Timothy from Newington Butts, South London. They were between about 12 and 4 years old at time. We all went to the village school at Staple Fitzpaine where I think there were two classes, Under lls and Over lls! I stayed for about a year and only left because my parents missed me - I was an only child. My dad was at home as he worked as an Aircraft Engineer at de Havilands and, anyway, he was too old to fight as he was 60 when I was born! I was very happy and very well looked after... Read more

Combe St Nicholas School During The Second World War Period

My father and mother-in-law lived in Combe St Nicholas during the Second World War. My father-in-law taught at the local school. He then went to war and was a prisoner of war in Japan. My mother-in-law had evacuee children and was involved in village life. l have some history souvenirs of that time and would be interested to hear from anyone living in the village during the war years. Their names were Mr Ronald and Mrs Nancy Comber.

Orchard Portman House School 1965

I went to this school, yet I cannot find any information on its history and if it is still in operation today. I would love to hear from anyone as to any details or history as it was a great part of my past. Ron from Canada.

Lesley Manning

I was at Orchard Portman School in 1952 I would like to hear from others who were there at the same time. When did it close. Lesley Manning

Old Times Remembered

I was at Orchard Portman school in 1956-1958. Learnt to play cricket (I was the only American bowler), played on the tennis tear (both clay and lawn) and ran cross country. One time when we crossed the clay courts the barrier erected from the foot path to the court collapsed, and to this day I carry the scar on my right knee. It was a good thing however for when I was called up for the draft in 1973, the doctors took one look at the scar and gave me a medical deferment. So I did not have to go to South East Asia and be killed or seriously wounded, by the Viet Kong. I sang in the choir, and as the only non Christian always got the best marks in the Religion class. I went on to the University of Southern California and secured a degree in law, after going to Brigham Young University for my BA. Sorry the school closed!

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