Cload’s Railway Hotel

This invoice to Mr Cload was from the Blacksmith for shoeing etc, presumably Mr Cload sent a horse and carriage down to the station to collect passengers arriving and staying at his hotel which became the Catherine Wheel much later. He may have operated a taxi service. The hotel was separate from the Pub which was called the Star, until 1928 when it was burned down.

Cload’s Railway Hotel

Receipt for goods supplied. The Catherine Wheel was called the Cload’s Railway Hotel up until part of the premises called the Star Inn was burnt down in 1928 when a traction engine passed by and a spark set the thatch on fire. Alfred Wide was the shop at the bottom of the High Street. This receipt is from 1896 signed by Alfred Wide who served in World War 1 throughout, sending letters back to his daughter who lives in Hemyock called Joan Cooper. He fought in the Battle of the Somme and survived, although injured. He then went back to the front line later, returning to Hemyock to work in the shop and play bowls. He was a stalwart of the Bowls Club.

Outing from Rosemary Lane Chapel in 1920

OPAYRES 12 RL OUTING A5

Artists impression of R.D.Blackmore based on a photograph taken later in life.

Artists impression of R.D.Blackmore based on a photograph taken later in life.

Portrait of Colonel Simcoe

Portrait of Colonel John Graves Simcoe by George Theodore Berthon, reproduced by kind permission of the Government of Ontario Art Collection.

1st Hemyock Scots and Venture Scouts in Denmark

1st Hemyock Scouts, Venture Scouts and Leaders in Denmark, July 1986. Skip Lowman is pictured in the front, behind him are other John Northam, Ashley Alford, Alan Holway, Linda Holway and Gerald Petticrew.

Barbara Hole (Brown Owl) retiring in 1968.

Evelyn Doble making a presentation to Barbara Hole on the occasion of her retirement as Brown Owl in 1968. The next Brown Owl, Janice Fuller, is standing on the right.

Hemyock Guides and Brownies in late 1940’s.

Guides and Brownies late 1940s (?) Back Row Standing L to R. Mary Salter, Margaret Pring, Jane Moore, Margaret Moore, Beryl Doble, Margaret(?) Guppy, Brenda Warren, Julie Summers, Marilyn Woodman, Margaret Dunn. Middle Row kneeling L to R. Pam Lowman, Ruth Hold, Sally Eastick, Sylvia Wright, Diane Mitchell. Thirds Row sitting- L to R. ? , Susan Pring(?), ?, ?, Margaret Doble. Front Row. L to R. (?)Guppy, ?, ?, ?, Anne Trenchard.

Ashculm Farm 1926

A scene at Ashculm(e) Farm 1926. The lad in front is Fred Lawrence, the men L to R. are Harry Trott, Bob Tait and Percy Clist (who was killed in the war)