David Broad

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The Hassall Family and the Acid Works by Joan Barton

The Hassall Family and the Acid Works by Joan Barton   Among the photographs chosen for !”Whitchurch Remembered” is one of a print of the town from the south-west, made in 1824.  This shows a large building at the foot of the slope down from Newtown to the Canal which could not be identified.  It …

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Tale of a Missing Donkey

On the 2nd August, 1879, Superintendent Haines of Whitchurch received a complaint from Mrs T Ward of Ash Lane that a donkey had been stolen from their meadow.  The Supt. at once dispatched Sgt. Thomas of the Whitchurch force to make enquiries.  The Sgt. then set out in pursuit of the thief, and for six …

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Whitchurch Phone book 1906

This is the Phone-book for the Whitchurch Area in 1906.  

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Whitchurch Phone Book 1921

Whitchurch Phonebook 1921 This is all the numbers listed in the Whitchurch Area section of the 1921 Phone book.

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Schools and School days

The first topic of Whitchurch Memories is Schools and School days and is not only about attending School in Whitchurch but also taking children to school.   Below is a link to the form Schools and School Days Form

What is Whitchurch Memories?

At the speaker meeting on the 10th September 2015 WHAG committee members introduced a new local history project: ‘Whitchurch Memories’. This is being run jointly by WHAG and the Whitchurch Heritage Centre; it will form part of Oral History (a national, long term, project). Many members and friends of WHAG have grown up in the Whitchurch …

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French Prisoners

French Prisoners of War in Whitchurch by Joan Barton   The mention in the January Newsletter of the Whitchurch man who fought in the Peninsular War brings to mind these other soldiers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars ads also lie buried in St. Alkmund’s Churchyard. But these men “lie forever in a foreign field” …

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Sally Farr of Newtown

Sally Farr was a toffee maker of renown, my mother and father-in-law were amongst the many people who remember her wonderful sweets, toffee apples, cinder toffee, treacle toffee, sticky toffee, walnut toffee, sultana chew, cob nut crunch (that was a favourite of my father-in-law) just to mention some of her sweets which were made in …

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