Friday, 7 August 2015

The Forge at Puttenham, circa 1920

Kindly donated to the Puttenham Study by Mike Peer

A lovely picture of the village forge around 1920 and shows the blacksmith George Heath with his son, John Heath, in the centre and their assistant. The forge is now a private house on the north side of the Street opposite 'Rodean'.

The building looks much the same today with a large low stump where the old tree stands. In the 1950's the building became 'The Old Forge Pottery' as the business of  Mike Peer's uncle Royle Saywell who later became the chief potter at Grayswood Pottery near Hindhead.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Jolly Farmer, Puttenham circa 1909

A postally used card sent to a family member, complete with ink stains!
Produced by Alfred Challen, Compton

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Henry III Fine Rolls (1216 - 1272)

Whilst working on something else I stumbled across this fascinating site; Henry III Fine Rolls which reflect the period of 1216 - 1272. The site can be searched via surname, subject and place and a quick search for Puttenham revealed this:

"235 - “Concerning lands that are to be taken into the king’s hand. Order to the sheriff of Surrey to take into the king’s hand the manor of Puttenham and all the lands which Beatrice de Fay held in dower of the lands formerly of Ralph de Fay, formerly her husband, and to keep them safely until he has an order from the king otherwise.”

Source - Fine Rolls 28th October 1245 - 27th October 1246 
The Originals can be found at the National Archives Kew in C60/8-69