About Linda Doyle

Secretary - Southam Heritage Collection

Southam High Street

Cardal's Corner - July 2020 - Linda Doyle

In July 2018, Southam Heritage Collection moved into its new town centre premises within Tithe Place on High Street.  Our ‘High Street’ has already evolved a long way from its medieval ...

2020-06-08T18:55:55+01:00July 1st, 2020|Cardall's Corner|2 Comments

The Blacksmith and Farrier

Cardall's Corner - June 2020 - Linda Doyle

The name ‘Smith’ originates from the old English word ’smythe’ meaning ‘to strike’ and is a person who works with any metal - ‘blacksmith’ being one who ...

2020-06-08T18:57:37+01:00June 1st, 2020|Cardall's Corner|0 Comments

1918 Spanish Flu

Cardalls Corner - May 2020 - Linda Doyle

The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic has been described as the deadliest in history.  It infected about a third of the world’s population and an estimated 20 to 50 million people ...

2020-06-08T18:58:58+01:00May 4th, 2020|Cardall's Corner, People|0 Comments

Christmas in Southam Workhouse

Cardall's Corner - Dec 2019 - Linda Doyle

The workhouse was the last place anyone wanted to be, whatever time of year, but especially so at Christmas. Whilst the poorest people could survive during ...

2020-06-08T19:04:02+01:00December 6th, 2019|Cardall's Corner, People, Places|0 Comments

The English Civil War

Cardall's Corner - October 2019 - Linda Doyle

Over the last couple of years, a group of Warwickshire enthusiasts have been translating 17th century Civil War Parliamentary loss account documents. The Southam group has been ...

2020-06-08T19:06:39+01:00October 6th, 2019|Cardall's Corner|0 Comments

The 1939 National Register

Cardall's Corner - August 2019 - Linda Doyle

After Britain declared war on Germany on 3rd September 1939, it was announced that ‘National Registration Day’ would be on 29th September. This ...

2020-06-08T19:08:28+01:00August 10th, 2019|Cardall's Corner, Memories, WW2|0 Comments

A Childhood with books

Cardall's Corner - July 2019 - Linda Doyle

Even today, in this technology-dominated age, children are still encouraged to read books, and for many of us books were a big part of our childhood experience. As a 1950s child, I ...

2020-06-08T19:09:24+01:00July 10th, 2019|Cardall's Corner, Memories|0 Comments

Southam’s 19th Century Dairy Industry

Cardall's Corner - April 2019 - by Linda Doyle

You don’t have to be a farmer to know that the better bred the cow, the better the profit. Enclosure allowed for the segregation of small herds, enabling farmers to undertake breeding selection. At the turn of the 19th century, landowners and farmers were beginning to take advantage of Southam’s central position on the drover’s …

2020-05-23T18:28:11+01:00April 5th, 2019|Cardall's Corner|0 Comments
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