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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.
Unlike the other people in this ‘Voices’ section, Tom Essery is not a recent interviewee. He was born in Turvey ...
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.
Philanthropy in Turvey 1840-1900
Before the advent of the welfare state state communities depended on mutual aid and charitable provision. This article describes the philanthropic efforts of the Higgins family, and others, in the nineteenth century.
Fishing with Crisps
Malcolm Church recalls childhood fishing in the early 1960s finding free local resources, especially Cristo Crisps
Turvey Bridge - A Brief History
Turvey Bridge, spanning the River Great Ouse, is the distinctive entrance to the village from the west, and forms the boundary between Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
"The 'doctor' will see you now": Medical care in Turvey in the 1830s.
Being ill was a familiar but challenging experience in 1830’s Turvey, especially for the poor of the village.
Enclosures in Turvey
The article is a brief outline of why and how ‘Enclosure’ happened in Turvey and is in itself an introduction to the detailed article Turvey in Turmoil
A Brief History of the Barton and Royle Homes
The Barton Charity The institution of The Barton Charity originated in 1881 with a desire to provide an asylum for deserving ...
An overview of Straw plaiting industry – a minor Turvey occupation
An Overview of Lacemaking in Turvey
Lace was widely made in Europe before it came to be established in England, and in particular the counties of Beds, Bucks and Northants.
We do not know when the practice began, but by the mid-19th century it was the custom for most village girls to attend a Lace School, usually from a very early age.
Turvey Skiffle Group
Thanks for this Mark, a lovely message. Was your father Bryan or Tony? Best wishes, Sara Jenkins Turvey History Society...
Turvey Skiffle Group
For many, many years, my sister and I (along with countless others), have, without remorse, taken the proverbial out of...
Good to hear your memories of Nell’s Well in use Carol. What would have been the date of this? Kind...
My mum uses to not only drink water from this,but fill buckets up to do our washing and was our...
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