Hampton Magna maps
Historic maps of Hampton Magna and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Hampton Magna maps
Hampton Magna photos
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Hampton Magna area books
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Memories of Hampton Magna
Waifs And Strays Society
From approximately 1939-1945 the house was taken over by the Waifs and Strays Society becoming a home for 40 boys. They had moved from Chislehurst, Kent. The house was also used as a landmark by German bombers during their attacks on Coventry.
Old Shops in Warwick
I grew up in Warwick in the 1960s. These are some of the shops I remember from my childhood, nearly all of which are gone now unfortunately.
The Saltisford and North Rock.
Summers the butchers, Maydays the bakers, Hobdays the sweet shop, 'Catherines', sweet shop, Mrs Moores toy shop, also another butchers, hairdressers and other shops.
Mr Jones the fishmonger, the Beehive - haberdashers, Pork shop, Vaughns large toy shop, Elizabeths toy shop in Swan Street.
Ploughmans was our favoured grocers with a visit to the more upmarket Thackers and Christmas at Christmas time. Woolies of course, Caves pet shop, Elizabeths the Chef for cakes and opposite the old P O a small Tobacconists.
I think the Wool Shop was still there last time I visited along with the hardware store in New Street. The wonderful old hardware store whose name escapes me opposite the Wool Shop. Greens bookshop, Health food shop, several butchers and another fishmongers.
Hope this might bring back memories for others, there were... Read more
Warwick in The 1950's
I was delighted to find a picture of my dad and Aunty Lily outside Tandy's the family plumbers shop in Swan Street. I spent many happy hours in the shop as a child, as on the right hand side behind the door was a table covered with black velvet where my Uncle Albert with the aid of a T Square and Diamond point would cut glass to size. Wallpaper and border were sold by the roll, and as the manufacturer for both was only up in Bordesley in Birmingham - any order placed before 2pm, would be put on the 4.10 train and would be at Warwick Station before 5.00pm. What Service!!
Other shops I can recall were Eddie Sims the TV shop, Thacker and Christmas on the corner, with the freshly ground coffee smell as you passed. Don Hanson's Leather Shop, Sleaths the Shoe Shop, The Red Lion, Mrs Lines the dairy selling milk from the churn, Mundy's the furniture shop on the... Read more
I used to stay here with my nan; she lived in both sides of this building, it was two houses then. The side that you can see is where she lived until she left when my grandad died. The top window was her bedroom, the window on the ground floor is hidden by the bushes that was her 'best room' for Sundays and visitors! You had to go through that room to the toilet, and a storeroom where grandad used to rear chickens...I can smell the sawdust now. I always thought there were 'other occupants' in the house, who often visited the front bedroom, very friendly though! Happy Days
I Lived Here
I lived at The Malt House, Claverdon in the early mid 1960s. It was owned at the time by Mr Jefferson who lived in a lovely new bungalow a little further away. I loved this house even if it was a bit unusual to live in. I went to school in Claverdon and Miss Lewthwaite was my teacher she was really nice. Does anyone else remember this place?
I don't think the Malt House has changed that much, it still looks lovely in the modern photos I have seen of it. I bet the floors still slope upstairs.
In the barn at the end it had a "Copper" where my mum boiled the whites on washing day and she had to cross the road to hang her washing in a field on the corner.