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The History of Epidemics in Turvey: Part 2
This is the second article in a series of three on how epidemic diseases might have affected Turvey, and looks firstly at smallpox . This was the most lethal disease in the eighteenth century, but, as we can see through some surviving Turvey letters and diaries, the use of vaccination began the journey which eventually eradicated this disease from the world. The article concludes with a mention of cholera.
The History of Epidemics in Turvey: Part 1
The 2020/21 Covid-19 pandemic has given us an insight into what it might have been like in Turvey in earlier times when epidemics of infectious diseases would have been much more familiar. This first article in a series of three gives an introduction to the history of epidemic disease and explores whether the Black Death might have come to Turvey in the fourteenth century.
The Building of All Saints Church
Len Savage made this model to show how All Saints Church has developed since the original Saxon building. He used the model as an aid to a talk he gave on the history and construction of the church.
A Lockdown Diary from Turvey Abbey
Sister Judith, a member of the Benedictine community of nuns who live at Turvey Abbey, wrote a diary during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.
A Victorian Christmas in Turvey
What would it be like in Turvey at Christmas in the late nineteenth century?
Turvey WI Scrap Book for 1965
To celebrate their 30th Anniversary in 1965, the Turvey Women's Institute created a scrapbook about life in the village at that time.
Frederick Smith Hilson
In the aftermath of WW1, the Turvey War Memorial formed a focal point for the loss and pride experienced by village families. This article provides an insight into the life of Frederick Smith Hilson who is commemorated on the village memorial.
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.
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 ...
Turvey Skiffle Group
Thank you for clarifying Mark. Kind regards, Sara
An Edwardian Childhood at Picts Hill (2)
Hi Julie, I emailed you a while ago in reply to your message to say we're really interested to hear...
Turvey Skiffle Group
Sorry Sara, just seen your comment. Tony is our father
Lovely to hear your memories of the well and of Fyfe Robertson's broadcast Jan. If you. or anyone else, would...
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