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Voices from 1900 to 2000

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ImageThe 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.
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Tony Day's Introduction

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Robin Pink and Tom Pink


Robert Knight


Ken Grace


Joyce Kemp


Jack Colston


Millicent Tripp and Cicely Gerlach


David Whitaker


Annie Charlton and Ruth Thomas


Frank Benham


Pam Watts and Maureen Pink


Peter Gannon


Ian and Meik McNaughton


John Cleaver


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

 

 

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  • Estate Rambles - Chawton House Library
    May 07, 2017 (08:30 - 10:00)

    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...

  • Chawton WI - AGM and social evening
    May 10, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton WI's AGM and social evening is being held at Chawton Village Hall.

  • Evening Talk: What is a Literary Coterie and Why Does It Matter?
    May 18, 2017 (18:30 - 20:30)

    Join us at Chawton House Library for an evening talk by Professor Betty Schallenberg.

    It has often been assumed that manuscript-circulating coterie groups disappeared under the tidal wave of print materials that flooded eighteenth-century Britain. In...

  • Garden Tour - Chawton House Library
    May 21, 2017 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Join Garden Manager Andrew Bentley for a guided tour of the gardens. This will include a detailed history of the grounds, including distinctive period features, such as the ‘wilderness’ and ‘ha-ha’, along with the Walled Kitchen Garden built by Jane...

  • Chawton House Library NGS open garden
    May 28, 2017 (All Day)

    Chawton House Library has recently joined the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and will be part of the NGS Festival Weekend & 90th anniversary. This inspiring programme organises the opening of outstanding gardens around the country to raise funds for...

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