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|0 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

Southam Magistrate’s Court

Cardall's Corner - Feb 2020 - Bransby Thomas

In 1227 the Prior of Coventry obtained a statute allowing Southam a weekly market, thereby giving it Town status. Because of its market town status, Southam was chosen ...

2020-06-08T19:01:54+01:00February 6th, 2020|Cardall's Corner, Places|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 Day War Broke Out

Cardall's Corner - September 2019 - Rowan Parker

On August Bank Holiday in 1939 our family were sitting on the beach at Bognor Regis enjoying the sea, sand and sunshine. Suddenly the quiet ...

2020-06-08T19:07:36+01:00September 10th, 2019|Cardall's Corner, Memories, People, WW2|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