Category: History

Tracing Historic Field Boundaries

Do you know that most of Highbury Park was once fields, and that many of the fields had names? Do you also know that many of the field boundaries are still visible? Would you like to explore these old boundaries…

Clearing!

Restoration works You may have heard about plans to do some restoration work at the Italian Garden, and the viewing platform just below Chamberlain House. The Italian Garden project has been under discussion for a few months, between the Landscape…

Bricks

John Timothy of Quadron offered to have Rob (park keeper) work with me this morning. When I turned up, Rob was trying remove a 20 foot chestnut limb that had fallen next to the Oak Tree pond. The two of…

Not So Long Ago…

it was known as Uffculme Park, apparently all the way to Dad’s Lane. Scans of old postcards sent to us by Dave Ludlow show the gazebo next to what’s now the car park, plus two points along the main footpath.…

Henburys History

We’ve been hearing recently from Dave Ludlow in relation to his ancestors who lived at the Henburys. Dave has sent us a copy of an obituary for George Frederick Lyndon, including a transcription. Mr. Lyndon was both accomplished and a…