I'm searching for a location which overlooks Oxford spires to photograph the blood moon eclipse over Oxford background. What would be your recommended place in Elsfield for such shot? Thank you for your help.
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(Oxford Cowley) asked
Hi I have had a lovely response to the census of Elsfield with the connection to the Gammon family who lived in Elsfield. I was wondering if anybody has photo's of Harriet Gammon or the Elstons they could show me which arn't already on you Elsfield page?
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I hope to visit Elsfield next month , during a visit to London . How can I travel by public transport from London to Elsfield , please ?
During my visit I hope to see John Buchan's grave and Elsfield Manor . Are there any other places of interest to a JB fan , please ? (answers: 0) answer this
I have just visited your website and was most impressed. Clearly your village is very proud of its long history, and that is the reason I am contacting you. I have come across a letter dated April 1944 from Fred to Ann talking about hand milking the cows at Forest Farm. Just a one page note but I wondered if anyone there would be interested in having the letter for the archives? If so, please let me know.
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Do you have any information on a lady called Joan Emma Phipps.
She's a lady suffering from dementia who lives in our residential home and often talks about growing up in Elsfield and working as a land girl during the war. Was just wanting some information so we could recall events with her. Many Thanks (answers: 0) answer this
I am researching a book on writers' gardens and would like to make contact with the owners/management of Elsfield Manor (for the Buchan connection). I would be grateful if you could put me in touch with someone who can tell me more about the gardens and if they can be visited. I am looking for gardens that could be photographed this spring or summer for a forthcoming book.
many thanks for your help
Jackie Bennett (Author: The Writer's Garden, Frances Lincoln 2014)
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do you have any information on the willis family who lived on forest farm before 1965 i am married to philip willis who's father gordon alfred willis died 19th february 1962 aged 27 is buried in your church yard they also had links with 2 thatched cottages elsfield many thanks (answers: 0) answer this
(Thrupp, Oxfordshire) asked
Hello and thanks for a terrific website. The historical material is quite brilliant. I just wondered if the Manor or its grounds are ever open - I've been reading assorted books about Buchan, hence my interest. All warm wishes (answers: 0) answer this
(Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland) asked
My grandfather, Thomas Cast, was Lord Tweedmuir's Valet for many years. He travelled with Lord Tweedsmuir throughout Canada when he was Governor General. He is referred to, quite incorrectly, as James Cast in the biography of John Buchan by Janet Adam Smith. I would be very interested to know if there are any records, at Elsfield Manor, which refer to my grandfather? (answers: 0) answer this
Hello Was Charles Hastings, Clerk at Elsfield - known to be there in 1635 as a party to a Lease. Believed to be at Yelford OXF when he passed away between March and May 1637. I have checked with Elsfield OXF and their parish records do not go back this far. They have kindly suggested I contact your parish. With thanks Anne Wiltshire (answers: 0) answer this
(Kilmany, Fife) asked
Dear Elsfield Historian, I think your Elsfield Village web-site is splendid and full of interest - many congratulations to those responsible. I have two questions (1) Please can you give me 'chapter & verse' for the anecdote about Mabel and Dorothy Chaulk working at the Manor in the 1930s? I whether it comes from the unpublished Deneke, Helen. What Elsfield Remembers. 1956, which perhaps in your keeping? Are there any other reminiscences in that about John Buchan and Elsfield Church?(2) Would you consider including in your Bibliography my monograph 'ΧΡΙΣΤΟC ΝΙΚΗΣΕΙ On John Buchan’s Grave' published in 2010 ISBN 978-0-9565501-0-1 ? Many thanks for any help you can give me. (answers: 0) answer this
Hello Could anyone provide help me details for a Charles Hastings, Clerk at Elsfield - known to be there in 1635 as a party to a Lease. Believed to be at Yelford when he passed away between March and May 1637. With thanks Anne Wiltshire (answers: 0) answer this
(Hurley, NY USA) asked
My great great grandfather Thomas Berry and his family is listed in the 1881 Census as being the gardener in Elisfield. On your site it is family #6 written as Thomas Merry. Do you have any information regarding him or his family. Thank you. (answers: 0) answer this
(Cowley Oxford) asked
Hi I contacted this site quite a few months ago. I received a reply which was very welcome. Just wondering as the message I received said that there was going to be a photo of Harriet Gammon put on the site? I would be very interested to see this photo if it is available or indeed any of the Gammons of Elsfield
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Hello I am the Great Grand child of Harriett Ann/Annie Gammon who resided with her Grandfather Moses Gammon in Elsfield with William and Harriett Elston Nee Gammon. I wonder if anybody had any information on any of these people particularly my G.Grandmother who I am trying to trace the death place of. It is believed she emigrated to Australia without her children.Also where did they live in Elsfield and is it still there?
Correction Moses was the son of the house hold.Ann Gammon was Moses's son and My Harriett Ann/Annie was her grandchild
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