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

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

Speed Records

Cardall's Corner - March 2019 - Bernard Cadogan

Speeding vehicles on our roads is a problem that we are all aware of, and most of us will know of someone who has been ‘caught speeding’. With two of the country’s leading car manufacturers, Jaguar and Aston Martin Lagonda, having facilities within seven miles …

2020-05-23T18:21:17+01:00March 3rd, 2019|Cardall's Corner, Memories, People|0 Comments

The Great Storm of 1703

Cardall's Corner - December 2018 - by Jill Prime

‘The Great Storm of 1703’ was of unusual, tremendous ferocity, probably passing in intensity all the storms ever known in Great Britain. It was the most terrifying and catastrophic storm ever recorded here. During the night of 26th-27th November 1703, widespread devastation was caused to many parts of the Midlands, East Anglia …

2020-05-23T18:32:02+01:00December 2nd, 2018|Cardall's Corner, Memories|0 Comments

WW1 Centenary Archive

Cardall's Corner - September 2018 - by Val Brodie

People in Britain, across Europe and around the world are commemorating the tragedy that was WWI. As Armistice Day approaches in November, at Southam Heritage Collection we are continuing to develop the Centenary Archive, a permanent record for future generations of ...

2020-05-23T18:34:17+01:00September 1st, 2018|Cardall's Corner, Memories, WW1|0 Comments

WW1 Southam’s Canadian Connection

Cardall's Corner - March 2018 - By Val Brodie

The story of the Bull family of Daventry Street is a complex, courageous and tragic one. Sadly in 1903 Ada Bull, died and her husband George, a baker, was left with four youngsters to bring up: Ida (15), Nellie (13), George (10) and John (8). George senior took the bold step of moving the whole family to Canada. ...

2020-05-23T18:22:01+01:00March 7th, 2018|Cardall's Corner, Memories, People, WW1|3 Comments