Holmbury St Mary, The Green 1902

Holmbury St Mary, The Green 1902

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Memories of Holmbury St Mary, the Green 1902

My Childhood

I was born to Victor Owen Colman Emmerson and Jean Florence Emmerson at the family home of Garden Cottage, Holmbury St Mary in September 1957. I have an older brother, John and a younger sister Diane who were also born there. My grandmother Catherine or 'Kit' was for many years housekeeper to Dorothea Flower who lived next door in Hurtwood Cottage. I have many memories of growing up in the village, attending Holmbury St Mary primary school, belonging first to the brownies and then the girl guides. Although I no longer have any family connections in the village there are still a number of family friends that still reside there. Some of my fondest memories are that of the special bonfire nights held near the ...Read full memory

Memories of Holmbury St Mary


I live in one of these houses with my grand parents and my parents. As my grandfather work on Bulmer Farm as a herdsman. Before he retired. My mother work at Beatrice Webb. As the Cook.

Harry Bullen

That my Grandad in this pic.(Harry)

Holmbury And Post Office

I have virtually all these original post cards as shown on this site. After my grandfather (Harry Bullen), Holmbury Post Master, stopped publishing his own, he changed to Friths. My bedroom was in the western end of the P.O (see tiny window) overlooking the shed in the attached pic. This was an electrical ...Read full memory


According to 1901 Census my grandfather, Charles Thomas, was a footman at Hopedene. I would love further information about the house, the family and staff if possible.

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