Historic Cotswold Village

Round up of questions to the webmaster

With the relaunch, and the recent mention in The Slate, I'm getting quite a few odd questions from locals and non-locals that I can't answer.

So it seems like the site is working as a forum for information for visitors and those seeking general information. I hope readers can help with any of the following questions; please make any comments in the Comment field to this post!

  • The Orchard Children's Centre wants to know if it's possible for someone on benefits to receive a grant to purchase a bicycle to get them mobile. “We were wondering if there are any community or parish grants that we can apply for on their behalf.”
  • M. Macpherson asks “Is there any type of accommodation available in or around the village?”
  • Fred Montague asks “I would be grateful if you could help me. I am researching the family history of someone locally (Winchester)and his ancestor William Bishop is shown in the 1871 census as being born is Stonesfield, Oxfordshire and, at the age of 4 years was living with people called Tidmarsh in Stonsfield. When I try to find details of his birth from freebmd (so I can find his parents), I come up with someone called William Francis Bishop, born in the Registration District of Bradfield, but when I check the area covered by Bradfield Registration District I find no reference to Stonesfield. My question is; What Registration District is Stonesfield in?”
  • Jeanie Patterson (nee Haynes) asks “Can you help.Does any one know my cousin Jackie Fuller last known address 20 Longore.I would like to make contact with her.”


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