Watchfield, Oxfordshire

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Watchfield, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Watchfield

Historic Maps of Watchfield and the local area.

I was first at Watchfield in 1958 when I attended a Military Course there in "Aerial Delivery". It was the home of 16 Parachute Heavy Drop Coy RAOC and other units involved in Air Supply. In 1962 I was posted there transferring from The Parachute Regiment. I made 39 of my 218 Parachute descents there, many at night. The DZ (...Read full memory)

Around this time my family lived at No 12 Watchfield Road. I am not quite sure from the photo but our house may have been just to the right of the house on the right hand side of this picture?