To mark the 250th anniversary (its posh name is a sestercentennial!) on 1st October of the opening of the Workhouse here in Tattingstone there will be a display at the village fete on 3 September about the history of the Samford House of Industry/Workhouse/St Mary’s Hospital/ up to the present day homes in Chedworth Place and Samford Court.
There are a few things that you may be able to help with please. It would be nice to have some memorabilia, artefacts if anyone has anything of interest they are willing to lend for the day. I would also love to have any personal memories, preferably handwritten or typed. For instance, you may have worked at the hospital or know someone who used to work here or have some interesting information about the property. On a practical note, I could do with some display boards or stands and would be most grateful if anyone has anything suitable I could borrow.
If nothing else, please do come along and have a look at the stand on the day! There will also be some Holbrook local history for a change!
Jane Kirk, Village Recorder
3 Samford Court