Ovingham, Northumberland
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ovingham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Ovingham School During The Second World War

Ovingham C of E School had only two classrooms, no hot water and outside toilets without flushing facilities. It was heated by a coal stove in both rooms, but we were never cold. There was a very happy atmosphere there and the teachers were dedicated; we received an excellent education and I was ...Read full memory


I was born at 3 The Terrace, Ovingham 08.02.26 and started Ovingham School when I was 5 years old. It was a wonderful school - it had only 2 classrooms and the Headmaster was Mr Burns. I can still repeat all my tables (thanks to the school and without the aid of a computer). My brother Arnold and sister May both passed their 11 ...Read full memory

A memory of Ovingham by Brian Allan