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Were the Mordaunts involved in the Gunpowder Plot?
There has long been a rumour that some, or at least one, of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot sheltered in Turvey Church as they fled from London, by various routes, to meet up in Warwickshire.
History of Ladybridge Terrace from before the houses were built until recent times.
An Edwardian Childhood at Picts Hill (1)
In 1901, Marigo, the 9 year old daughter of Ambrose and Henrietta Argenti of Picts Hill House, began a diary which chronicled her life in Turvey and London at the beginning of the 20th century. In the first of two articles based on the diaries we learn about the typical routine and pastimes of a child in an Edwardian country house and get a glimpse of some of the family’s domestic staff.
Nell’s Well is on Newton Lane, next to Number 1 Ladybridge Terrace. Sources suggest the natural spring was first described as a well in the 1600s.
Who were the Mordaunts?
The Mordaunt family: their connection to Turvey and their importance in the public and political life in England.
The Mardlin Family of Turvey
In the second half of the nineteenth century, a village policeman was a very prominent person in village life, “preserving the Queen's Peace”.
Richard was born in Olney in 1947 and at the age of three years old his parents moved to live ...
Harold and Gary Sargent
“I remember I used to cut the outfield on the tractor when I was … because I started playing cricket ...
David Hilson was born in Turvey in 1932. His mother’s maiden name was Wooding, a very common name in Turvey throughout the 19th century.
In 1926, at the age of 80, Joseph Bell decided to record his memories of life in Turvey. These memories formed the central narrative of the play ‘Bells of Turvey’, performed in the village hall in November 2017.
A Map of Land Owned by the Turvey Abbey Estate in 1893
A plan referenced in the abstract of title of Revd. H H L Longuet Higgins showing the land owned by ...
Unlike the other people in this ‘Voices’ section, Tom Essery is not a recent interviewee. He was born in Turvey ...
1843 Tithe Map of Turvey
Under Construction The actual 1843 Tithe Map may be viewed in sections, each of which may be accessed by clicking on ...
Post-Enclosure Map of Turvey
Under Construction The actual Post-Enclosure Map of Turvey is in sections, each of which may be viewed by clicking on the ...
Map of Windmill Hill, Turvey
Under Construction The actual Windhill Map of Turvey is in sections, each of which may be viewed by clicking on the ...
Pre-Enclosure Map of Turvey
Under Construction The actual Pre-Enclosure Map of Turvey is in sections, each of which may be viewed by clicking on the ...
Turvey's Last Manor Court
Henry Longuet Higgins, the Lord of the Manor of Turvey, addressed a packed meeting in the Reading Room to provide a history of the Turvey’s Manor Court.
Was John Bunyan the Tinker of Turvey ?
In ‘The Ladies Monthly Museum’ magazine dated November 1817 (page 248) there is an intriguing, albeit anonymous, note that states: The ...
Nancy Waters was born at Mill Green, Turvey in 1931. Her hard working parents ensured that Nancy, her brother and ...
Born in Monmouthshire (now Gwent), Dewi Waters came to Turvey in 1947, when he was 16 years old. Dewi stayed ...
Born in 1927, Lena moved from her family home in Yardley Hastings to Turvey upon her marriage to Alf Sugars, ...
Ralph moved from Guildford to Newton Blossomville with his family when he was two years old in 1941. When his ...
Nigel Hartwell was born in 1943 at Bedford Hospital. The family lived at Picts Hill, Turvey in a tied cottage, ...
Malcolm was born in Turvey in 1953 into a locally established (since the 1890s) farm working family. His grandfather, Horace Church, was gamekeeper for the Higgins family estate.