As well as continuing to find out more about the impacts of the First World War on life at home in Buriton – and about each of the men who left the parish to take part in the conflict – the Village Association’s ‘Heritage Bank’ project continues to unearth some other unexpected gems.
We have recently received a large ‘Farm Accounts Book’ which provides a week-by-week summary of activities on the Buriton Manor Farm for the year 1965-66: exactly 50 years ago.
Entries summarise what each of the farm workers were doing on each day of every week, through each season of the year – with an insight, amongst other things, into one of the last years of hop-growing around the village.
The names provide a roll-call of village families from yesteryear: Anthony, Barrow, Bishop, Cook, Dewey, Harfield, Harper, Hill, Legg, Pink, Powell, Rutter, Smith, Torrance , Wilmott …
What else can you help us find?