Stonehouse History Group Journals

Stonehouse History Group 

Journal Issue 6   (July 2016)

The Woolpack Inn by Shirley Dicker, Janet Hudson and Vicki Walker
Tom Round-Smith - a remarkable life by Jim Dickson
My life in the Church by Audrey Ricks
Movement among the people of Stonehouse 1600 - 1800 by Janet Hudson
“Founded Upon a Rock” Stonehouse school days 1953 - 56 by Roy C Edwards
“These were our Rock’n’Roll years” memories of a Stonehouse youth 1953 - 62 by Roy C. Edwards
Ryeford bridges by Jim Dickson
An evacuee in Stonehouse by Audrey Broomhall  (née Taylor)
Stonehouse History Group Website and Facebook by Darrell Webb
Annual Report 2015 – 16
Our Aims
SHG Events 2015 – 16
Photographs  2015 – 16

Journal Issue 5    (May 2015)

A fond farewell to June by Jim Dickson and Vicki Walker
Standish House before it became a hospital by Shirley Dicker
Haywardsend House by Janet Hudson
Edward Jenner Davies by Vicki Walker
Lieutenant David Wingfield RN by Darrell Webb
Alexander John Ball by Darrell Webb
Bridgend Hostel by Bob Lusty
Stonehouse Post Office sends Land Army girls to Devon by David Flagg
Ernest Weaver, evacuee by Vicki Walker
Captain Eric Dixon, Royal Flying Corps by Jim Dickson
The Stroudwater Navigation Canal at Stonehouse by Jim Dickson
Stonehouse names by Darrell Webb
A not-so-lost cricket bat willow plantation near Stonehouse by Geoffrey Fryer
Stonehouse History Group Annual Report 2014 – 15
Events 2014 – 15
Photographs  2014 – 15

Journal Issue 4    (May 2014)

Effects of the First World War on the Stonehouse community by Shirley Dicker and Jim Dickson
How the First World War brought tragedy to Stonehouse. The Baker Family by Vicki Walker and Shirley Dicker
Benjamin Dooley Parkin (1879—1962) by Vicki Walker and Jim Dickson
Memories of the Regal Cinema by various contributors
Police Sergeant George Smith by Vicki Walker
From willow to wicket. A lost cricket bat willow plantation near Stonehouse by Stephen Mills
Ham House, Stonehouse by Janet Hudson
Memories of my life by Valerie Blick with Shirley Dicker
Stonehouse names by Darrell Webb
Annual Report 2013 - 14

Journal Issue 3    (May 2013)

Obituary of Les Pugh
Oldends: what’s in an ‘s’? by Janet Hudson
Spa Inn, Oldends Lane by Janet Hudson, Vicki Walker and Shirley Dicker
Oldends Hall by Janet Hudson
Stonehouse place names by Darrell Webb
Charles Lister Smith - local historian by Darrell Webb
Jefferies Brickworks by Vicki Walker
Robert Jefferies by Vicki Walker and Shirley Dicker
Bert Carter - railway signalman by Vicki Walker and Jim Dickson
Stonehouse Primary School: the happiest days of my life? by Christine Hodges
Chronicles of a visit to Stonehouse in 1927: extracts from the diary of George A Smith by Shirley Dicker and Vicki Walker
Beatrice Webb, 1858 – 1943 by Jim Dickson
Annual Report 2012 - 13

Journal Issue 2      (December 2012)

Stonehouse town area c. 1610 by Janet Hudson
Charles Lister Smith Collection: “Coronation postponed – King ill – official”: Post Office telegraph causes consternation for Parish Committee by Shirley Dicker
Young and Wolf Ltd  by Vicki Walker and Shirley Dicker
An attempt to create a unique canal by Jim Dickson 
Stonehouse railway stations from 1845 by Darrell Webb
Stonehouse Brick and Tile Company Ltd 1891-1968 by Darrell Webb
Working at Stonehouse Telephone Exchange by Margaret Levy
Memories of Stonehouse: Eric Clark by Vicki Walker and Shirley Dicker
Stonehouse Post Office – a building to celebrate by Shirley Dicker and Vicki Walker
Memories from Stonehouse Police Station by Ken Dicker
Memories of Stonehouse: Betty Powell by Vicki Walker and Shirley Dicker

Journal Issue 1    (May 2012, 2nd edition May 2015)

Hoffmann’s “shadow factory” by Jim Dickson - World War Two
Helping to defend our country by Jim Dickson - Home Guard, Pillboxes
Stonehouse Post Office sends Land Army girls to Devon by David Flagg
Life in the Women’s Land Army by Sylvia Bliss
Peggy Deuten, Girl Guide by Vicki Walker and Shirley Dicker
ARP Wardens by Shirley Dicker and Vicki Walker
Fire Precautions by Shirley Dicker
Stonehouse British Restaurant by Shirley Dicker
Evacuees at Stonehouse Council School by Vicki Walker
Wycliffe at War by Darrell Webb
Erwin Gerlach, former German POW by Vicki Walker and Jim Dickson
How I came to work for Bletchley Park by Betty Sargeant
A little boy in war-time by John Peters
Annual Report 2011-12