Category Archive: History

Jan 13

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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Mar 21

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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Dec 08

Whitchurch Phone book 1906

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

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Nov 28

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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Aug 28

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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