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A view from "The Three Fyshes" - Memoirs of Fred Collins
Not many people can claim to have been born in a pub, but the chances are increased if your father runs an inn such as The Three Fyshes
Turvey's Australian Connections with World War 1
Claude Choules was the last surviving participant of WW1 when he died at the age of 110 in 2011.Claude was a great uncle of a Turvey resident. Percy Clifton, whose name appears on the Memorial Cross emigrated to Australia sometime after 1911 and served in the 4th Batallion, Australian Regiment.
Allan Vernon Beswick
Allan Beswick was a South African soldier who died in 1917 and was buried in Turvey Cemetery alongside his uncle from Cold Brayfield.
Turvey Wonky Potatoes Rejected
Why Turvey's wonky potatoes did not become Golden Wonder crisps.
Bartram Family Memories of WW2
WW2 memories of the Parachute bomb that caught in a Turvey Tree and the Distinguished Service Medal awarded to Turvey resident Bill Bartram.
Turvey in Turmoil
The shape of the village as we now know it dates from the late eighteenth century and is largely, though not entirely, the result of the work of the Inclosure Commissioners.
Turvey and Canada
Turvey link with the Canadian Museum of Civilisation, Canada
Turvey Sheep Shearing and Turkey Plucking Champions
Turvey people in turkey plucking and sheep shearing competitions held on stage at the Granada Cinema, Bedford
Creation and operation of the Turvey Reformatory (Bedfordshire Reformatory at Turvey)
Turvey Tic Beans to Egypt
Why we send tic beans to Egypt
Both the construction and operation of a railway are hazardous activities, and prior to the introduction of modern safety standards accidents were not uncommon. There are records of four accidents on the railway at Turvey, two during construction and two in operations.
The Turvey Abbey Scrap Books (1830 -1846)
It has never been published, it has 465 pages of beautiful writing and drawings, is an invaluable resource to historians and is now available, in full, on the Turvey History Society (THS) website.
The Working Life of Turvey: Occupations Through Time
What might a local historian in the future discover about the working lives of people in Turvey at the time when the Turvey History Society was established?
Stop 16: The Rectory & Lancelot’s Piece.
Rectories old and new, Legh Richmond, George Munby, Peter Jeffery and Lancelot.
Stop 15: High Street Northern Side
Holmwood House, Abbey Square, Yew trees, Bamfords Lane and Yard, the Old Bakehouse, Occupations, Grove Farm and Laws House.
Stop 14: Station End.
Priory Farm, the Drovers Road, Turvey Station and the Barton & Royle Homes
Stop 13: Turvey Abbey and Park
The Mordaunts, Charles Higgins, John Higgins, the Longuet Higgins, the Priory of Our Lady of Peace, The Monastery of Christ Our Saviour, Turvey Abbey and Turvey Park.
Stop 12: High Street Southern Side
The National Infants School, Homelands and Richmond House, the Congregational Chapel, Covington's Yard and Jack's Lane.
Stop 11. The Central Stores.
The house to the left of the stores is called “The Old Tinkers Inn” which provides some clue as to the previous use of what is now the Central Stores and the two houses either side.
Stop 10. Turvey's Education Hub
National School of 1847, The Manor and Reading Room, the creation of a Village Hall and the Turvey Reformatory.
Stop 09. The Green
The houses now seen on The Green were built between 1954 and 1956 to house the senior engineers who were working on the building of the M1 motorway.
Stop 07. Ye Three Fyshes and Southern side of Bridge Street.
Ye Three Fishes, Fishing, Wrights and Ladybridge Terrace.
Stop 06. Jonah and the former Mill.
Jonah appeared overnight and was first seen by villagers on the morning of 16th April 1844. It had been put there by men working for Mr Higgins of Turvey Abbey.
Stop 05. Bridge Street Northern Side & Turvey Bridge
Turvey Gas Works, Thomas Charles Higgins, Mrs Bailey's Ice Cream, Puddles Close and Turvey Bridge.
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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