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Munsley maps

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

Munsley photos

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Bosbury| Ledbury| Eastnor| Colwall| Dymock| West Malvern

Munsley area books

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Memories of Munsley

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Old Country

Hi I have only just found this web site but I lived at "the woodings" Old Country, Nr Bosbury from 1963 to 1973. We used to have a pub next door to us which my foster mother was not happy about.
We many animals including a donkey,pony, numerous dogs and cats and of course chickens. I remember the winter with all the snow and stil, have some old B/W photos.
We used to have lovely walks with the dogs in the local country side and we also went to the Malvern Hills quite alot. I also attended Malver Boys College. Wonderful memories,it seems like yesterday and in some ways I wish it was. I remember the shops in Bosbury and was taught to drive by the owner of the garage who let me drive his e-type jaguar.
Any way hope this is of interest and look forward to any other comments

Birchwood Farm

50s/60s. Are there any folks out there that remember the Carter Family? Granny Carter lived at Birchwood Farm, Eddie Carter had the Hill House and Tom Carter lived close by. Remember the Hop Yards, can smell the smell now that were at the top of the lane that we used to walk down to Grannys, seemed so long as a child. We would pick primroses and cowslips all the way down. I used to think Granny got all the groceries for free, cause in those days they were put on the tab. I can smell the bacon being cured, up on the beams, and the creaking floor boards in the shop. Also the travelling shop that used to come down the lane. Oh what happy memeories. Would love to hear from anyone. My mums name was WIGGLESWORTH. NEE. CARTER. My name is Ann.

My Grandfather's Memories of Ledbury as A Boy

My grandfather, Percy Sturge was born in Ledbury in 1896 and here are some of his memories he related to me when he was in his 90's. His mother, Annie, had lived by the Brewery Inn and one granny lived in Puddlinghams Yard (All Saints), another lived down by the bridge. One day one of his grannies came home carrying a faggot of hops on her head. Several brothers lived by The White Hart and one worked at the Talbot Inn. Grandfather and his parents lived in Bye Street and his mother took him to see the celebrations at the Relief of Mafeking during the Boer War in 1900. His great-grandfather was a master shoemaker who wore silver buckles on his shoes. He had the chance to buy Ledbury for £25 [unfortunately he didn't]. Percy used to watched the magic lantern shows at the Market House in Ledbury, which was put on by the Band of Hope and he loved to play Fox & Hounds on a moonlit night. To get money for... Read more

Winders Family Stretton Grandison

My grandmother lived in Stretton Grandison in the 1950's and 60's, Edith Eliza Winders (previous marriage Edghill, maiden name White). She is buried in the church cemetery along with her husband George. Does anyone remember her or know of any relatives? Many Thanks Hugh Edghill, Swansea

Memories of A Bygone Era :

My glorious childhood summer holidays were spent with relatives living at Bradlow - and especially my grandfather (died 1947) with whom I would go for walks into the Frith Woods to collect logs and kindling sticks for the open fires. On Sundays there would be attendance at St.Michael's and All Angels Church - best outfits for these occasions! Fridays would be visits to Ledbury Town calling in at Kington's the Butchers : Borne the Chemist : Tilley's the Stationers - and above all Frank Lewis for Grandad's weekly tobacco supplies! Those were the days - such wonderful happy memories. There's lots I could write - and lots I would love to share with anyone who is interested! Will write more - have only just found the site but time limited today.

Mr Terry Burns.

I am attempting to contact the family of the late Terry Burns, who I believe lived in Shucknall Hall up to his death in 2001. If anyone knows the whereabouts of his wife Susan Burns (Nee Wilcox) and would pass this message on to her,I would be most grateful. Thank You

Bill Hayman.
phone 780 763 300
Address P.O. 23.


Birth Place of Thomas Pritchard 1831

Thomas Pritchard was born in Much Marcle, Herefordshire in 1831. He left school at age 14 and learnt carpentering at Morgan, Worcestershire. In 1857 he left England on the ' Horizon' for Australia. He landed in Melbourne and headed for Bendigo - diggings but not to dig. He followed his trade and went into the building trade at Snowy River until 1860 when he became connected with the Adelaide brewery. In 1862 he married Mary Stevenson who migrated from Leicester in 1855. They had seven children, one dying. After 20 years Charles Chamberlain and Thomas leased the brewery in 1878 registering it as Pritchard and Chamberlain. Thomas their youngest son inherited the business along with George Chamberlain and operated the brewery until 1940. Thomas was a prominent business person and well known member of a number of Bendigo sports clubs as well as an accomplished opera singer. He remained single and died in 1953. Receiving glowing tributes, his memorial is located near the entrance to the Bendigo Cemetery. Merlyn, my... Read more

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