Yarningale Common maps
Historic maps of Yarningale Common and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Yarningale Common maps
Yarningale Common photos
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Yarningale Common area books
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Memories of Yarningale Common
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.
Ganaway Farm in Claverdon
My grandfather, William Harwood, leased the "Ganaway Farm" from a Lady Trevelyan in the early 1900's. It is my understanding that the Ganaway Farm was part of or very near the Claverdon Park Farm. I haven't been able to locate any information about the Ganaway Farm, other than what has been written by my English forbearswho have long since passed away. Does anyone have any information about where this farm might have been located, and if it was indeed part of the Claverdon Park Farm Estate? I am making a trip to England and would love to visit the area where my grandfather and grandmother lived. Thanks in advance for any help!
Working on The Farm
I used to work on the farm for a couple of years 1962-63 during my school holidays, mostly driving the Massey Ferguson combine harvester, working with an Eugene Luchinski who was a friend of my family and worked full time on the farm. I remember my mother having a fit when she found out I had been sitting on the back of the Freisian bull the farm had.