History of Burpham

St Luke’s Church


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham Prior to 1859, there was no church at all in Burpham, which was part of the Parish of Worplesdon, so residents…

History of Abbotswood


By Niels Laub Abbotswood was built in the early part of the 20th century on approximately 50 acres of arable farmland forming part of the Stoke Park…

Burpham Afternoon Women’s Institute (WI)


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham The WI came to Britain in 1915 from Canada, and in 1931 the women of Burpham opened their own branch as an…

The ‘Attfield alias Ripley’ family


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham Sometimes it is possible to find a family that lived in a community for not only decades, but centuries. The…

The streets of Burpham…


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham But it turned out that there are no streets! Roads, drives, lanes, ways, avenues, drives, etc, but no streets.…

Burpham During the Second World War


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham As we approach Remembrance Day in 2021, it’s worth looking back to see how life in Burpham was remembered by…

Milestones & Boundary Stones


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham Turnpike roads were established by law from the 17th century, to allow the…

Jonathan Dudley – Publican of Burpham


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham “Jonathan Dudley, long time publican of the Green Man in Burpham, is one of my local history conundrums!”…

Sport in Burpham


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham Burpham FC 1970s (E Voller)Burpham Football Club was established in 1956,…

The Anchor and Horseshoes Pub


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham Now the only pub in Burpham, despite the growth of the community over the last century, the Anchor and…