The Green 1902, Holmbury St Mary
Memories of The Green 1902, Holmbury St Mary
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 village, the pyrotechniques of which were originally orchestrated by a Mr Bill Narroway.
Garden Cottage is still very clear in my mind, being built on a raised bank directly opposite the rather grand house and grounds belonging to Lady Catto. It was, and still is... Read more
Holmbury St Mary & local memories
Read and share memories of Holmbury St Mary and Surrey inspired by Frith photos.
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 shop in the 50's 60's run by Pat Overington. My father, Godfrey, was born in the house. More later if anyone interested .