The Chawton Heritage Society has allowed their "memories, recollections and anecdotes of the people of Chawton" to be made public for the benefit of the village and as a way of preserving the village history.
The files in this area are encoded in MP3 format and you can listen to the recollections of the 1900's to the year 2000 by clicking on play button to the left of each player.
Note that there is about 10 hours of audio in this area. If you have a download manager, you may need to disable it to correctly listen to these files.
Tony Day's Introduction
Robin Pink and Tom Pink
Millicent Tripp and Cicely Gerlach
Annie Charlton and Ruth Thomas
Pam Watts and Maureen Pink
Ian and Meik McNaughton
The files in this area are the copyright of the Chawton Heritage Society and we would like to thank Tony Day for his approval for publishing the files on this site and his work in preserving the village history.
If you would like to participate in other Chawton Heritage Society events or have other historical information, please contact Tony Day, his details are listed in the village contacts section
Pub car park - parking changes
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 22:40
Ongoing parking problems within the village have resulted in additional measures being introduced to the Greyfriar's pub car park - by the introduction of wheel clamping
Peter Whitehead, publican at the Greyfriar explains the reasons for this change.
Children's gardening workshop at Chawton House Library. As part of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) National Gardening Week, we invite children (ages 5-11) to take part in gardening activities, including planting a small pot to take away. Price...
Enjoy the Easter weekend at Chawton House Library with a special orienteering trail. Explore our Wilderness to find the 10 animal markers using the map. Write down what animal silhouettes you find. If your child gets all 10, you can treat them to free...
Join Garden Manager Andrew Bentley for a guided tour of the gardens. Hear about the history of the grounds, including period features, such as the 'wilderness' and 'ha-ha', along with the walled kitchen garden built by Jan Austen's brother Edward. The...
Explore the Chawton House Library estate in the company of our Garden Manager, Andrew Bentley. Find out more about the fascinating history of the grounds, including the ‘wilderness’, the ‘ha-ha’ and the additions made by Jane Austen’s brother, Edward...