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Heritage Open Days - Quiz Answers
Answers to the Children’s Quiz for Heritage Open Days, 9th and 10th September 2023. The weather cock was struck by lightning A ...
1000 Years of Creativity - All Saints Church
For the Heritage Open Days in September 2023, Rev. Josephine Spray, former priest in charge of All Saints Church, wrote ...
Music in the Wesleyan Chapel
Music in the Wesleyan Chapel
Don Skevington (1)
Don describes his early days in Turvey, his time at school and in the Royal Observer Corps during and after the second world war
Stories in the Landscape: Turvey religious musical events in the 1800s
Charles Longuet-Higgins’ role in assisting with church music and organising the Turvey Choral Festival in Turvey church and choir events in the 1800s.
Methodism in Turvey (1): Beginnings
The early history of the Old Chapel in Carlton Road, Turvey has been obscure because of the lack ...
Methodism in Turvey (2): The ongoing life of Turvey Wesleyan Chapel
The Bedford Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Account Book and the Minute Books of the Turvey Chapel Trustees provide interesting insights into ...
Methodism in Turvey (3): The fight to survive and closure
Despite the enthusiasm expressed in the refurbishment of 1954, the active membership of the chapel declined. The trustees, led by ...
Introduction to oral history interview with Philip Burley Interview conducted by Bob Leslie on 15th October 2018 Philip Burley, the third child ...
Turvey History Society Treasure Hunt – The Answers
The answers to the Turvey History Society treasure hunt, held on 1st October 2022.
Royal Celebrations in Turvey
Turvey has celebrated Jubilees and other royal occasions over the years in many ways, and Turvey History Society has a collection of photographs, personal reminiscences and accounts of events on our website.
Brief introduction to an oral history interview with Colin Cotton
Stories in the Landscape: The Early History of Garden Field and its Surrounds
The 1783 pre-enclosure map gives many clues to the earlier history of Turvey. In this article the landscape and history revealed by the map of Garden Field, one of the huge common fields surrounding the village, is explored
Janet Anne Cockings
An Introduction to an interview with Janet Cockings describing her life in Turvey
Floods in Turvey over the years
Stories and photos of the floods in Turvey since the 17th century
Stories in the Landscape: Accidental greed in the Tinker of Turvey in 1838
Alfred Russel Wallace as a fifteen year old stayed in the Tinker Of Turvey whilst helping his brother survey the parish. The article describes how Alfred and the trainee accidentally ate the whole dinner for all guests in the inn.
Stories in the Landscape: Artisan Education in Turvey Reading Room
The story of how Charles Longuet-Higgins came to establish the Reading Room where he provided books, equipment and talks to improve educational facilities in Turvey. The article also describes how he developed the adjacent Manor Room as a museum.
All Saints Church has stood at the centre of the Village since Saxon times and has been the focus for celebrations of all kinds since – sometimes of a specifically Christian nature, sometimes because it was the biggest building in the village and good for meetings, and sometimes celebrations that brought together both secular and sacred in one great celebration. The Midsummer Festival of 2009 was one such.
Stories in the Landscape: Three Fyshes/Three Fishes
Comments about the Three Fishes inn and the people who used it.
Stories in the Landscape: AR Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace the naturalist, meeting HH Higgins of Turvey Abbey, twice in their lives and 51 years apart
Who should pay? Legal tussles over the maintenance of Turvey Bridge
This article describes six legal disputes over responsibility for the maintenance of the bridge from 1673 to the final landmark case in 1878
It has been the tradition in most cultures and faiths to give thanks for a harvest safely gathered in to provide food for the community during the lean months of the winter.
An Edwardian Childhood at Picts Hill (2)
In this, the second of two articles, we return to the diaries of Marigo Argenti of Picts Hill House, written when she was aged 9 and 10 in 1901 and 1902. The entries reveal the contrast between the privileged life of Marigo and the ‘poor people’ she encounters out on walks. We also join the family on holiday and discover how they celebrated various events through the year.
Turvey Skiffle Group
Apprentices living in Turvey create and perform skiffle music as Buddy Cones and the Blackjacks then pop music as the Hi-Fi Five. Original recordings of two cover songs found and reproduced for an 80th birthday party.
Thank you Tess, good to have the mystery solved! Sara Jenkins Chair, Turvey History Society
Tess Souter nee Sargent
Looking at this photo of Nell’s well with Sue and Sylvia Hilson . The unknown girl with them is Iris...
Ivora Jones Collection
Dave Hilson with the scarecrow.
Thank you Jenny, glad you enjoyed it. Sara Jenkins Chair, Turvey History Society
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