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Rev'd William Wight of Harbury
Being born in London in 1809, the Rev’d William Wight had seen first hand the conditions its inhabitants had to live in. He viewed London as an example of what was ...
Shops in Harbury in the Early 1900s
Butchers shops Mr. Alcock’s at the corner of the High Street is now Phoenix House. An earlier butcher there was Mr. Horley. Next door, at the house opposite the Co-op, was Mr. ...
Then and Now: Chapel Street, Harbury
This is another fascinating record of social history. The photograph is dated 1907 and at a glance, the buildings and their appearance, the clothes of the people and even the ...
The windmill is a tower type built between 1802 and 1812, using derelict stone from Chesterton Manor. When built, the windmill had a stone lower part, while the upper part was ...
Memories of Harbury
I came to live in Harbury in 1933 and in April 1939 married my late husband, Raymond Ceney and lived with his widowed mother Mrs Sarah Ceney in the cottage ...
Harbury Mourns its Fortune Teller
Leamington Spa Courier – February 13th 1959 Harbury is mourning the loss of Mrs. Eleanor Overton, a noted village character, whose funeral was reported in our last issue. “Old Mother Overton,” ...
Tragedy In Harbury Windmill: Part Two
(continued from part one) Thomas Berry, a haulier, residing at Harbury, said that about 10 minutes to 11 on Thursday night, as he was going to bed, Mrs Verney came into ...
Tragedy In Harbury Windmill: Part One
The two shocking fatalities at Harbury on Thursday and Friday last week, threw the usually quiet village into a state of great excitement. The first refers to George Frederick Verney (27) ...
Memories of the Wight and Wagstaffe School, Harbury
In 1913 Mr Thornicroft went to the Wagstaffe School aged three and a half. He left at the age of seven, when he went to the Wight School. At this ...
Memories Of The Wight School, Harbury
My most vivid memory of the Wight School, which I attended in the late 1920s to 1933, is the mass of steel nibbed pens which hung from the rafters of ...
Harbury Co-op Prices During World War Two
By 1939 the Co-op employed 18 people including Mr. Honiwell (the Manager), Mr. Carter (the Head Shopman), Mr. S. Knight (the Secretary), Mrs. Holder (the Draper), Mr. A. Austin and ...
Memories of School in Harbury
My mother, father, Allan, our two children and myself were educated at the Wight School. I myself started when I was two and a half years old, mainly I think ...
Incendiary Fires in Harbury, June 1884
We thought you might like this article from the Parish Magazine in July 1884. You can imagine the writer getting more and more incensed as he wrote! Incendiary Fires We have only ...
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