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It was in 1944 and I was an 18 year old gunner in the Royal Artillery.By mistake, my mate Peter and I found ourselves posted to a little village called Tilshead,it was a clerical error because when we got there no one at the Army unit knew what to do with us. Sunday morning arrived,and what better to do than go to the Church (...Read full memory)
Summer 1959 (I think) I was with Abingdon School Combined Cadet Force at Westdown Camp for our annual training week. The nearest pub, for us naughty under-age drinkers in the evenings, was the Rose and Crown. Apart from the excellent beer and the landlord's tolerant welcome, my abiding memory is of a (...Read full memory)
I am researching my husband's family tree and have found out that his great-great-grandfather John Kyte was the innkeeper of The Black Horse Pub in 1901 (listed on the Census for that year). He was a widower at that time, his wife was Isabella (nee Neate). His son, Eglon Sylvanus Kyte, was my husband's great-grandfather. (...Read full memory)
I have read with interest that there are still Kyte's (Kite's) in Tilshead. I have been retyping a copy I have of the Kite (Kyte) family history compiled in the 1970's dating from the 1600's. My ancestor was George Kite who emigrated to South Australia with his family in 1840. George seems to be the first in his line to have (...Read full memory)
Would be interested to know if anyone has any knowledge of the history of the Giddings family. Have visited the church and graveyard where there are gravestones but would like to know more. Thanks Theresa
I lived in Tilshead from about the age of five until I was 12. My surname then was Cruse and we lived at West End. I have very fond memories of my life in Tilshead. I still write to Mrs Ruth Kyte and used to go to their Sunday School every week at the Baptist Chapel. We used to have outings and I can remember going to Greatwood (...Read full memory)
my memories of tilshead ,well i lived there from1953 till 1968[from the age of 2 to 15 years old..every body seemed to know each other in the village ,a friendly small community as i remember .I first went to tilshead primary school [yes 2 classrooms and a big pot belly stove for warmth in winter. .Mrs (...Read full memory)
I have found this very postcard in an old photo album of my late aunt, although mine I think is older, and not c1955. I believe that she lived here and may have been the post mistress in the 1930's/40's. Her name was Dulcie Donovan. the ref. on the postcard is Frith TSD(or O) 6. I wonder if anyone there remembers her.
I used to live with my family in the Black Horse Pub from around 1963-1965. I left just after starting secondary school. I still live in Wiltshire and often drive through Tilshead for a trip down memory lane. I am now in my early 50's but have many memories of my time there. Most notably my time spent in the little (...Read full memory)