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This category covers families and individuals who have lived in Radley or had significant dealings with Radley, unless covered by one of the other categories (for example, material about the Stonhouse and Bowyer families is found under the category Manor, Park and College).
 
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Gone for a Soldier – Radley Service Men 1885-1920 by M.B.J. Mawhinney. Published (in a limited edition) by the author 2010, 109pp. Hardback. Presented by the author, September 2010.  Book B.89
Hostilities Only - An Autobiography by David Buckle, with Jan Greenough. 1999. Presented by Stanley Baker, August 2008. Book B.70
Turbulent Times in the Car Industry: Memories of a trade union official by David Buckle, 2011. Presented by David Buckle. Book B.105
From Colditz to Radley by Christine Wootton. Published by Radley History Club, 2006. 14pp. Book B.112
From Radley to Colditz and Sagan. A continuation of the story of Peter and Charles Lockett by Christine Wootton. Published by Radley History Club, February 2009. 44pp. Book B.113
The Williams Family of Abingdon, 1802-1994, 5th edition, by Alan R. Williams, July 2008. Signed copy presented by the author, July 2008. Contains brief references to the Silvester, Stimpson and Minns families – not the Radley branches. Book B.69
Thomas Pratt is Shooting Rabbits in Bagley Wood – an account of a dispute with an Oxford College over rights of common in a Berkshire Wood by Robert S. Sephton. 2nd edition, 2005. Published by the author, 2005. Previously filed under Documents D.30. Book B.71
Robert Acton Blandy. Miner, Leader, Legend. A Boer War Epic, by Rob Belk. Presented by Rob Belk. Book B.132
Statistical report on the Christian names appearing in the Radley Parish Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1599 to 1900. Compiled and presented by Christine Wootton. Document D.100
Booklet entitled The Silvester Family of Sunningwell and Radley by Christine Wootton, including accounts of the family’s connections with The Bowyer Arms and Sugworth Farm. October 2006. 14 pp. Presented by the author. Copy also held on disc. Document D.101
Sunday School stamp book of Michael Turner of 37 Church Road, Radley. [1950s]. Copy document presented by Doris Turner, May 2007. Document D.112.1
Article re the presentation of an MBE to Marie Cross, aged 87, of Radley Road, Abingdon, Tower Captain of Radley Church, for services to campanology. Copy document presented by Doris Turner, May 2007. Document D.112.2
Copy account dated 26 April 1929 in the sum of £6.9s.3d from P.E. Davis, Central Furnishing Stores, 23/24 St Ebbes Street, Oxford, for furniture bought by Mr Turner of 37 Church Road, Radley. Copy document presented by Doris Turner, May 2007. Document D.112.4
Copy of reference dated 22 November 1947 given by Wessex Electricity Company to Mr W.J. Turner of 37 Church Road, Radley, employed by the company as an electrician learner from 30 December 1940 to 24 June 1944, when he joined HM Forces. Copy document presented by Doris Turner, May 2007. Document D.112.5
Typescript by Beryl Buckle of notes made by her aunt, Ethel Lay, formerly of Radley (1908 – 2007) in the late 1990s about life in her early days in Radley. Presented by Beryl Buckle, August 2007. Document D.115
Photocopies of the fronts and backs of two postcards, as follows:
(i) Postcard dated 26 December 1943 sent by Charles Lockett, a prisoner of war in Colditz Castle, Germany, to his wife at Neat Home Farm, Radley.
(ii) Postcard dated 31 August 1944 sent by Charles Lockett to his wife at Neat Home Farm, Radley.
These copy documents were presented by Paul Watkins, September 2007.
Document D.116
BALH Award to Stanley Baker on 2 June 2007. Copy of article in Oxfordshire Local History News, Issue III, Summer 2007. Document D.120.1
Documents and photos relating to Alderman Albert Ernest Tombs, OBE, JP, 1882 to 1961, of Fairfield House, Radley, formerly Mayor of Abingdon. Presented by Peter King, March 2007. See separate list filed under Photographs P.118. Document D.122
(i) Order of Service of Thanksgiving at Radley Church on 6 March 2008 for Richard (Dick) James Frearson of Lower Farm, Radley, 1926-2008, who died on 24 February 2008.
(ii) Death notice of Mr R.J. Frearson published in the Abingdon Herald on 28 February 2008.
(iii) Extracts from Radley News, April 2008, of articles by Ann Blake and John Homewood re the death of Dick Frearson.
Document D.123
Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Alan George Clark, at Radley Church, 3 October 2011. Document D.123.10
Order of Service to Celebrate the life of John Homewood, 17 December 1929 - 27 February 2014. St James the Great Church, Radley, Monday 10 March 2014. Includes a double page of photos of John. Document D.123.11
(i) Order of Service of the funeral of Richard (Dick) Usherwood 1937–2008 [of Radley] at St Leonard’s Church, Sunningwell, on Tuesday 21 October 2008. (ii) Obituary of Dick Usherwood by John Homewood, printed in Radley News, November 2008. Document D.123.12
Order of Service at the funeral of Colin Smewin (1930-2009) of Radley at Radley Church, 26 October 2009. Document D.123.4
Order of Service at the funeral of David John Fillingham of Radley at Radley Church, 10 November 2009. Document D.123.5
Order of Service in memory of Barbara Joan Hook (1927-2010) at Radley Church, January 2010. Document D.123.6
Order of Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Joan Hancox, at Radley Church, 15 September 2010. Document D.123.7
Order of Service of Thanksgiving for the life of John Graham Talboys, 1925-2011, at Radley Church, 30 June 2011. Document D.123.8
Celebration for the life of Jeffrey Raymond Grimes, 1937-2011. Funeral Service at Radley Church, 4 October 2011. Document D.123.9
Summary of the contents of audiovisual items A.3, A.6 and A.88, prepared by Christine Wootton, February 2008. Document D.127
Extracts from Radley News, February 1998, recording the death in January 1998 of Hilda (‘Sue’) Shaw of Lyric Wood, 6 Lower Radley, editor of Radley News from 1964 to 1989, with an obituary by her son David. Also copy of her final editorial for the magazine in October 1989, reprinted as a tribute to her. Document D.132
Order of Service at Radley College Chapel, being Service of Thanksgiving on 17 May 2008 for Tony Money, Radley College Archivist, born 25 July 1920, died 17 January 2008. Document D.134
Order of Service at St Michael’s Church, Abingdon, on 2 July 2008, at the Funeral of Michael John Portsmouth of Radley, who died on 22 June 2008. Document D.138.1
Order of Service of Thanksgiving at the Funeral of Henry (Harry) John Alfred Nye of Radley at St Leonard’s Church, Sunningwell, on 10 July 2008. Document D.138.2
Employer’s reference from Mr R.J.M. Brockley of Thrupp Farm, dated 5 March 1937, re Bert (Albert) Shepherd employed on the farm as a general handyman since June 1935. Copy document relating to Thrupp, presented by Mrs Frances Shepherd, November 2007.  Document D.149.1
Employer’s reference from Mr. P.T. Wilsdon of Thrupp Farm, dated 12 June 1948, re Bert Shepherd for some six years. Copy document relating to Thrupp, presented by Mrs Frances Shepherd, November 2007. Document D.149.2
Employer’s reference from Major P. Wm. Lancaster, of Wapsbourne, Sheffield Park, Sussex, formerly of Thrupp, dated 23 January 1957, re Albert Shepherd, who worked for him since June 1948. Copy document relating to Thrupp, presented by Mrs Frances Shepherd, November 2007. Document D.149.3
Sheet of four photographs, three of which are of Shepherd family members and the other is of Thrupp Farm (not dated). Copy photo relating to Thrupp, presented by Mrs Frances Shepherd, November 2007. Document D.149.5
Copy of an article published in 2005 (source as yet unidentified) about Alec Issigonis when he lived at Radley, whilst designing and building a single seat racing car. (This copy has been prepared by Stanley Baker from text supplied by Mr Peter Fennell.) Document D.168
Copy of a book owned by Mrs Jean Tabor (née Edwards) who lived at The Bowyer Arms (where her father was landlord) during the Second World War, containing names and addresses and other information of Radley men serving in the Forces. Donated by the owner, June 2009. Document D.189
Extract from Tales of Old Oxfordshire by Cecilia Millson (published by Countryside Books 1983) re Mr Blewitt, attacked by robbers near Bagley Wood, 1783. Document D.192
Battling William Batts. Copy of an article by Ollie Batts published in Oxfordshire Family Historian, Vol. 23, No. 3, December 2009, about the prize fight between Thomas Clayton and William Batts on Radley Common on 28 April 1817 which resulted in the death of Clayton. Document D.194
Family tree of the Weston family of Radley. Compiled and presented by Martin Weston of Teignmouth, Devon, December 2009. Revised December 2011. Document D.195
File of e-mails and documents relating to the Gill and Grimes families of Radley, c.1890 to 1977, supplied mainly by the Quill family. RESTRICTED USE. Document D.219
Ambridge/Deller family tree from 1740 to 1934. Presented by Jean Deller, July 2011. Document D.225.1
Copy of I.O.U. dated 25th September 1901 for £2.15s.0d given by Thomas Ambridge to Albert Warwick, endorsed with Albert Warwick's receipt for repayment. Presented by Jean Deller, July 2011. Document D.225.2
Bill from Drs Faulkner and Craig of The Green, Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex, to Mr Deller, for professional attendance during February 1933, amounting to 19 shillings, with receipt endorsed 23/3/33. Presented by Jean Deller, July 2011. Document D.225.3
Authority given by the General Register Office of Shipping and Seamen to William Charles Deller to wear war medals for the Mercantile Marine, 17 August 1943. The medals are British War Medal ribbon, Mercantile Marine Medal ribbon, British War Medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Presented by Jean Deller, July 2011. Document D.225.4
Cutting from Radley Parish Magazine, October(?) 1936, with brief eulogy for Frederick Charles Ambridge of 112 Lower Radley, buried on 17 September 1936, aged 71 years. Also correspondence about his Boer War medal, owned by Rory Reynolds, with three photos. Presented June 2014. Presented by Jean Deller, July 2011. Document D.225.5
'My Life as it happened and much, much more'. Typescript of talk given by Bill Small to the Radley Retirement Group in 2002, mainly relating his experiences as a prisoner of war of the Germans after the Battle of Dunkirk 1940. Also note about the Commemorative Medal of the battle. For disc of the talk see A.95. Document D.232
Timeline for Richard Ellis, one time Master and Governor of Abingdon Union Workhouse and later Clerk to the Board of Guardians of the Workhouse, and family 1790-1871. He was buried at Radley in 1863. Also enlarged extract from the 25 inch Ordnance Survey map showing the Workhouse. Compiled and presented by Brian and Rita Ford, July 2012. Document D.237
Database of the A Tale to Tell oral recordings of Radley History Club, produced by Ann Blake. Document D.238
Report of the talk entitled 'A Lawless and Piratical Lot - The Life of Daniel Parke, Governor of the Leeward Islands 1705-1710' presented by Jenny Lee to the Radley History Club meeting on 10 February 2014  Document D.242.15
Report on RHC Members Interests meeting:  Members' interests re World War I, including copy of talk by Brian Ford; anecdote by Wendy Thornton about George Edwin Hatch 1887-1972. 13 July 2014 Document D.242.19
Report of the talk entitled 'Building your family tree: pleasures and pitfalls' presented by Jessica Feinstein at the Radley History Club meeting on 13 April 2015 Document D.242.25
Report of the talk entitled 'Men of Radley who gave their lives for their country 1914-1918' presented by Jenny Lee to the Radley History Club meeting on 13 April 2016 Document D.242.35
Report of Radley History Club Members' Interests meeting, with talks by Ian Collingwood, Nicholas Lawrence, Sylvia Wilson and Christine Wootton, held on 13 March 2017 Document D.242.44
Report of the Members' Interests meeting of the RHC on 8 April 2013, including summaries of talks by Felicity Henderson, Scilla Dudding, Sandie Fowlie, John Huddleston, Brian Ford and Christine Wootton  Document D.242.7
Report of the talk entitled 'Gentry, yeomen and land in 17th Century Radley' given by Richard Dudding to Radley History Club on 10 June 2013 Document D.242.9
Copy typescript The Life Story of Amos Bannister [born 1874]. 10pp. Gives an account (inter alia) his employment by Mr Welford at his bakery in Radley and later the Dunsdons.(The provenance of this document is not known.) Presented by Patrick Drysdale, 2002. Document D.271
(i) Obituary by John Homewood of Dick Deane of Park Farm House, Radley, who died on 15 November 2003, printed in Radley News, December 2003.
(ii) Article in Abingdon Herald 24 November 2003 re death of Dick Deane.
Document D.28
A Celebration of the Life of David John Buckle. 11 August 1924 – 21 January 2017. Ceremony at Radley Church on Thursday 9th February 2017.   Document D.301.1
Extract from Abingdon Herald 22 February 2017. A letter from Mark Fysh of Unison [Oxfordshire] County Branch in praise of David Buckle [of Radley] recently deceased. Document D.301.2
Obituary of David Buckle in The Guardian, 1 February 2017 by Alan Buckle Document D.301.3 
Email from Colin Pitts to Radley History Club with information about his life at 1 Sugworth Crescent, Radley from 1937 to 1948/49 and attendance at the village school, Sunday school and church choir Document D.302
Transcript of talk at funeral of Francis Levetus, 6 September 2001. Item belonging to Patricia Groser, former RHC Committee member, and donated by her family following her death. Document D.304.5
Photographs and captions used by David Buckle for his memoir Hostilities Only (see B.70) (donated by his family following his death) Document D.305.1
Rent book for 48 Lower Radley, 1941-1950 (item belonging to David Buckle and donated by his family following his death) Document D.305.2
Articles by Beryl Buckle, entitled Radley Railway Workers and Radley Men’s Occupations (items belonging to David Buckle and donated by his family following his death) Document D.305.3
Papers in relation to award to Stanley Baker for Personal Achievement made by British Association for Local History:
(i) Copy of the BALH Programme for the Local History Day at Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, on 2 June 2007
(ii) Copy of the Scroll awarded to Stanley Baker
(iii) Photo of the award winners
(iv) Newspaper cutting from the Abingdon Herald, 28 June 2007
Document D.306
RHC website article about Community Award presented to Stanley Baker by Evan Harris MP on 6 July 2006 Document D.307
Documents following death of Stanley Baker on 27 April 2017 as follows:
(i) Order of Service for a celebration of his life at St James Church, Radley, on 6 June 2017.
(ii) An appreciation by Richard Dudding on RHC website
Document D.308
Documents following death of Robert Sephton in February 2017 as follows: (i) Obituary in The Guardian of 10 April 2017 by Chris Hall (ii) An appreciation by Joyce Huddleston on the Radley History Club website Document D.309
Abingdon and District Volunteers 1915. Copied from the Abingdon Free Press, 5 and 19 February 1915. Published by the Berkshire Family History Society. Presented by Stanley Baker, June 2011 (disc only) Document D.315
Poll Book Berkshire, 1796. The copy of the Poll for the Knights of the Shire for the County of Berks taken at Abingdon on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, the first, second, third, fourth and sixth days of June 1796. Published by Berkshire Family History Society, BRK0233, 2006. For Berkshire Poll Book 1727 see Books B.66. (disc only) Document D.316
Freeholders of  Berkshire. Electoral Roll of Berkshire 1832. Published by Berkshire Family History Society, BRK0226, 2005. Presented by Stanley Baker, February 2014 (disc only) Document D.317
Original letter from Charles Lockett, a prisoner of war in Oflag IV-C, Germany (Colditz Castle), to his wife Mrs Charles Lockett of Neat Home Farm, Radley, Abingdon, Berks, England, postmarked 14 April 1942. (Also a photocopy and a transcript). Document D.35
Harry Taylor of Radley’s Conquest of Everest - Cutting from Abingdon Herald 20 May 1993, giving an account of this solo ascent without oxygen. Presented by Patricia Groser. Document D.44
Typescript of talk by Sandy Fowlie on 'Life in a Rural Scottish Village (‘Insch’) in the 1930s and 1940s', presented to Radley History Club on 13 September 2004. See also recording of this talk at Audiovisual A.72. Document D.50
Copy of notes on the History of Radley written by schoolgirl Agnes Frearson (1900–1987) in about 1910–1912, copied from the original owned by Dick Frearson. Document D.80
Genealogical reports for 18 Radley families, printed from a compact disc prepared and presented by Christine Wootton as follows: (i) Badcock (ii) Castleton (iii) Cook (iv) Deane (v) Godding (vi) Comley (vii) Dawson (viii) Gibbens (ix) Grace (x) Hook (xi) Leach (xii) Pocock (xiii) Silvester (xiv) Smewin (xv) Stimpson (xvi) Villebois (xvii) Weston (xviii) Woodley. Copy also held on disc. Document D.92
Wedding Party of George Sylvester of Sugworth Farm. (c.1910). In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.45
Sheila ? (later Nutt), Carnival Queen (?1953). Copy of original owned by Beryl Buckle. In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.53
Bob Godden, of 61 Lower Radley, caretaker at Radley School (no date). Copy of original owned by Beryl Buckle. In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.56
Ethel Portsmouth at 78 Church Road, Radley (now demolished), c.1936. Photo P.64.10
John Portsmouth thatching a cottage in Lower Radley, 1942. From the Mick Portsmouth Collection: copies of photos loaned by Mick Portsmouth of 69 Foxborough Road, Radley. Photo P.64.12
Copy of a photograph of a wedding group at a double wedding, c.1900 (as yet unidentified). Presented by Rita and Brian Ford. Photo P.72
48 Lower Radley (Stimpson family home), June 1949. Copy photograph from the David and Beryl Buckle Collection, presented by David Buckle. Photo P.79.2
Ernest Villebois with Laurie Haddon at 57 Lower Radley. Copy photograph from the David and Beryl Buckle Collection, presented by David Buckle. Photo P.79.3
Rose Dawson and her dog Snowy at Dawson’s Cottage, Lower Radley. Copy photograph from the David and Beryl Buckle Collection, presented by David Buckle. Photo P.79.4
Bob Godden, School Caretaker, at 61 Lower Radley. Copy photograph from the David and Beryl Buckle Collection, presented by David Buckle. See also P.56. Photo P.79.5
Ernest Villebois at 57/59 Lower Radley. 30 November 1934. Copy photograph from the David and Beryl Buckle Collection, presented by David Buckle. Photo P.79.6
Photographs presented by Dick Frearson, as follows:
(i) Dick and his father at Lower Farm, Lower Radley, early 1930s.
(ii) Dick at Lower Farm in late 1920s.
(iii) Molly and Peter Frearson (Dick’s brother and sister) in 1940s.
Photo P.90
Gladys and Rosa Dunsdon outside Bakery Cottage, Lower Radley, c.1924, with family friend who helped at the Stores after the death of Frederick Dunsdon in about 1918. Copy of photograph presented by Mr and Mrs P. Neal. Photo P.96.1
Radley Stores and Cottage, Lower Radley, Proprietors Frederick and Charles Dunsdon, c.1921. Copy of photograph presented by Mr and Mrs P. Neal. Photo P.96.2
Radley Stores and Cottage, c.1921, with Rosa Freda Dunsdon, daughter of Frederick and Rose Emma Dunsdon, who was born there in 1915. Copy of photograph presented by Mr and Mrs P. Neal. Photo P.96.3
Delivery ticket dated 14 June 1920 issued to Mrs Walker by Dunsdon Bros., Grocers, Bakers and Corn Dealers, Coal, Coke and Oil Factors, Cartage Contractors, of Radley and Kennington, for delivery of a coal load. Also a note by Rosa Freda Dunsdon to Pam Neal (one of the donors of these copy photographs) about the Dunsdon Family and their businesses at Lower Radley and Kennington. Copy of photograph presented by Mr and Mrs P. Neal. Photo P.96.4
Prints of five black and white photographs of John Jones, Station Master at Radley 1927-45, his wife and children Donald, Gilbert and Jessie outside Station House, Radley, c.1942. Copied from the original photos lent by Don Jones, March 2007. Photo P.105
Three copy photographs of members of the Frearson Family (presented by John P. H. Frearson, March 2007), as follows:
(i) Bert Frearson, c.1915
(ii) Agnes Frearson, née Walker, c.1920
(iii) Bert, Agnes, Dick, Molly and Peter Frearson, early 1950s.
Photo P.107
Photo of Mr B. Thomas, Brenda’s father-in-law. Copy photo from original lent by Brenda Thomas of Radley. Photo P.111.1
Copy newspaper cutting of the award of the MBE to Marie Cross, Radley Bell Tower Captain. See also Documents D.112.2. Copy document from original lent by Brenda Thomas of Radley. Photo P.111.6
Four photos of Marie Cross at various bellringing locations.  Copy photographs from originals lent by Brenda Thomas of Radley. Photo P.111.7
Wedding group of Fred and Evelyn Stimpson (Villebois), with father Ernest Villebois, best man Jack Stimpson and bridesmaids Ellen Stimpson (later Jeacock), Hilda Gibbons (later James). Copy photograph from Beryl Buckle’s collection, presented by Beryl Buckle, August 2007. Photo P.115.1
Group picture of Sid Alexander, Bernard May and Mr Haynes, with horse and waggon. Copy photograph from Beryl Buckle’s collection, presented by Beryl Buckle, August 2007. Photo P.115.2
Group photograph of Albert Bennett, Joe Cato, Fred Pitter, Frank Pitter, 2 November 1935. Copy photograph from Beryl Buckle’s collection, presented by Beryl Buckle, August 2007. Photo P.115.3
List of photographs and documents relating to Alderman Albert Ernest Tombs, OBE, JP, of Fairfield House, Radley, formerly Mayor of Abingdon. For the photos and documents on the List, see Documents, D.122.1 to D.122.18. Photo P.118
Copy of a postcard, the front being a photo of a lady, and the reverse of the card being endorsed ‘Florrie Allsop, Radley Vicarage’. Probably early 1900s. Presented by Brian and Rita Ford, February 2008. Photo P.120
(i) Copy photograph of soldiers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1914, including John (Jack) Portsmouth of Peach Croft Farm, Radley.
(ii) Copy photograph of John (Jack) Portsmouth in uniform, with a horse, c.1914.
(iii) Copy of both sides of a postcard, c.1918, written by John (Jack) Portsmouth to his wife at Peach Croft Farm, Radley, and dropped by him, weighted with a stone, at Radley Station on his by train from Southampton to Liverpool; found by a porter at Radley Station and delivered to Mrs Portsmouth. (The text has been enhanced on this copy to make it legible.) Copies made from originals lent by Mr M.J. Portsmouth.
Photo P.129
Photograph of Peter and Mary Minns of Lower Radley, c.1900, taken by W.J. Vasey, Photographer, Abingdon. Photo P.139
Negative (not printed out) of Radley College Laundry staff, c.1950. Presented by Derek Hart, Pebble Hill, Radley, 2004. Photo P.145.5
Dorothy Urania Long (née Denton) outside No. 1  Council Houses, Radley. Copied from original belonging to Mrs Long. Photo P.147
Hilda (‘Sue’) Shaw, editor of Radley News for 25 years, c.1984 (colour print). Copy photograph presented by Doug Rawlinson. Photo P.150.1
Copy of photograph of John Portsmouth of Radley (1885-1957) in army uniform, c.1914. Presented by Martin Mawhinney, September 2010. For other photographs of Radley Soldiers  see Martin Mawhinney’s Book Gone for a Soldier – Radley Service Men 1885-1920 in Books B.89. Photo P.164
Charles Ambridge and his wife Hannah taken just before he retired, c.1890. Sepia image of a framed photograph, taken by J.G. Brewerton, High Street, Abingdon. Photograph presented by Jean Deller, July 2011. Photo P.172.2
Charles Ambridge, c.1890 (sepia photograph). Photograph presented by Jean Deller, July 2011. Photo P.172.3
Copy photograph of a Foster family group, of Radley, c.1890. Presented by Brian and Rita Ford. Black and white photo taken by Edw. Leach, Clarendon Street, St. Giles, Oxford. Caption added. Photo P.173
Disabled son of the Godden family of Radley, who died young, c.1900. Copy photograph presented by Martin Mawhinney, August 2011. Photo P.174.1
A group of eight women and two babies outside Radley Vicarage, c.1900. Copy photograph presented by Martin Mawhinney, August 2011. Photo P.174.3
Colour photo of John Huddleston of Radley with his wife Joyce and son and daughter at Windsor Castle after John had been invested by the Queen with the MBE (for services to the environment). Presented by John, February 2012. Photo P.178
115 photos on disc, also thumbnails, taken by Les Hemsworth at Radley Diamond Jubilee celebrations on 2 June 2012.  Photo P.179
36 photos on disc, also thumbnails, taken by Les Hemsworth at Radley Fete, 30 June 2012. Photo P.180
Colour photograph of Stanley Baker, Bill Kilhams and Reg White on their mobility scooters outside the Bowyer Arms, Radley, 8 October 2016. Presented by Stanley Baker. Photo P.199
People in Lower Radley, 1935 – photos taken by Laurie Haddon (photo belonging to David Buckle and donated by his family following his death) Photo P.202.2
Group photos of wedding, taken in Lower Radley, c.1930 (photos belonging to David Buckle and donated by his family following his death) Photo P.202.3
Buckles’ house, cars and family in 1950s after they moved to 1 Stonhouse Crescent (photos belonging to David Buckle and donated by his family following his death) Photo P.202.4
Abingdon by-election campaign 1953, including Ted Castle (unsuccessful Labour candidate), Barbara Castle and Nye Bevan (photo belonging to David Buckle and donated by his family following his death) Photo P.202.6
‘Digging for Victory 1939-40’, showing Ron Bateman, Laurie Haddon, Mr and Mrs Stimpson, and two evacuee boys. Copy photograph from the David and Beryl Buckle Collection, presented by David Buckle. Photo P.79.1
Family photographs mainly of the Mattingley, Dunsdon and Weston families of Radley, presented by Ray Jenkins of Abingdon. Each photo has identifications and genealogical notes in pencil on the back and there is a separate page of notes at the end of the collection.  Also on disc. The photos are as follows:
(i) Thomas Mattingley of Radley, aged 22, c.1890.
(ii) Susan Jane Weston, aged 21, c.1890.
(iii) Jessie Hill, aged 14½, c.1911; also Sylvia Smewin, aged c.9 years and Bertha Annie May Mattingley, aged c.10 years.
(iv) Edwin Norman (Ted) Mattingley, aged 19, c.1912.
(v) Thomas and Susan Jane Mattingley (née Weston, c.1915.
(vi) Group photograph, c.1915, comprising Edwin Norman (Ted) Mattingley and Thomas Walter (Tom) Mattingley (both in Army Uniform) and Bertha Annie May (Dolly) Mattingley and Elizabeth Evelyn (Bessie) Mattingley.
(vii) Wedding group 18 May 1929 at wedding  of Stanley George Dunsdon and Bertha Annie May Mattingley at Radley, with bride and groom, Mercy Dunsdon, Daniel Mattingley, Thomas Mattingley, Elizabeth (Bessie) Mattingley, and children Donald Mattingley, Roy Mattingley and Muriel Dunsdon. Photo taken outside old ‘Hovels’ next to 35 (now 115) Lower Radley.
(viii) Group photograph, c.1931, taken at Rose Cottage Terrace, Lower Radley, outside No. 35, comprising Thomas Mattingley (Senior), Jack Mattingley, Vic Mattingley, Lil Mattingley, Fred Mattingley, Roger Mattingley, Stan Dunsdon, Stuart Weston, and children Don Mattingley, Beryl Mattingley, Ted Weston, Mercia Dunsdon, Joyce Weston, and others unidentified.
(ix) Family gathering at rear of Norfolk Cottage, Radley, c.1932, comprising Lil and Fred Mattingley, Stan Dunsdon, Roger Mattingley, Bessie Mattingley, Violet Mattingley, Jack Mattingley, Joe and Maggie Heridge, May Mattingley, Norah Smith, Norman Heridge, Bertha Dunsdon, and children Don Mattingley, Roy Mattingley, Mercia Dunsdon, Peggie Heridge, Joyce Weston, and others unidentified.
(x) Rose Cottage Terrace (rear), Lower Radley, c.1933, showing Bertha Dunsdon and Mercia Dunsdon (aged c.4 years), Elsie Tubb and Hazel Tubb.
(xi) Horse and cart transport about to leave Baker’s Close, Lower Radley to go to fete at Wick Hall, c.1934, showing Oliver Smith, Mercia Dunsdon, Bertha Dunsdon, Stanley Dunsdon, Bessie Mattingley, Norah Smith (later Mayall), Vic Mattingley, and Donald Mattingley.
(xii) Group of children outside Baker’s Close, Lower Radley, c.1935, showing Mercia Dunsdon, Hazel Tubb, June Weston, Joyce Weston, Ted Weston, and Leslie Grimes, with Lower Farm and haystack in background.
(xiii) Thomas Mattingley outside 115 (formerly 35) Lower Radley, c.1940.
(xiv) Stanley (Stan) George Dunsdon, carrying water from the well serving former Rose Cottage Terrace, Lower Radley, c.1950.
(xv) Angela Evelyn Dunsdon, aged c.6 years, outside the ‘Hovels’ next to 115 Lower Radley, with dog, c.1951.
(xvi) Wedding group at wedding of Mercia Cynthia Jane Dunsdon to Percy Jenkins of 18 Lombard Street, Abingdon, at Radley Church on 7 March 1953, showing Bill Jenkins, Annie May and Percy Jenkins, Bride and Bridegroom, Audrey Mattingley, Stanley and Bertha Dunsdon, and Angela Dunsdon.

Photo P.141(1) to (17)
May Wadsworth interviewed by Joan Davis (early 1970s} about 'Old Radley'. This tape was presented by Tony Rogerson, July 2015. Audiovisual A.1
Clerk of the Green Cloth – institution of Ron Woodley as first Clerk to the revived office, 1988, at Radley College.
Short interviews with Ron and with Dennis Silk, John Pound and others (10 minutes approx.).
Audiovisual A.4
BBC Radio Oxford interviews with Radley people, 27th September 1994, as follows: Patrick Drysdale, Mr Levetus, Brian Mott, Eric Blanks, Christine Usherwood, Hamish Aird (Radley College), John Homewood, Olwen Drysdale, Margaret Morgan, Doug Rawlinson and Jennie Davie. This tape was presented by Tony Rogerson, July 2015. The use of it is restricted. Audiovisual A.8
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Mr R.J. Frearson, 21 March 2003. Audiovisual A.34
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Graham Talboys, 30 September 2003. Audiovisual A.43
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Mary Shayler, 12 October 2003. Audiovisual A.44
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Beryl Buckle, 21 October 2003. Audiovisual A.45
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): David Buckle MBE, 22 October 2003. Audiovisual A.46
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Rita Ford, 30 October 2003. Audiovisual A.47
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Brian Talboys, 29 October 2003. Audiovisual A.48
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Patricia Groser, 14 November 2003. Audiovisual A.49
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Heather Calvert-Fisher, 25 November 2003. Audiovisual A.50
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Derek and Maureen Cook, 27 January 2004. Audiovisual A.51
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Mrs Ethel Lay (aunt of Beryl Buckle), 3 February 2004. Audiovisual A.52
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Jo and Colin McDougall, 16 April 2003. Audiovisual A.35
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Jenny Davie, 4 February 2004. Audiovisual A.53
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): May Wadsworth, c.1985 Audiovisual A.54
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Nancy Homewood, 10 March 2004. Audiovisual A.55
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Michael (Mick) Portsmouth, 2 April 2004. Audiovisual A.56
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): David Shaw, 18 February 2005. Audiovisual A.57
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Betty Lee, 15 February 2005. Audiovisual A.58
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Dennis Carter, 18 July 2007. Audiovisual A.59
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): George Badcock, 1984 (compiled by Stanley Baker from an audio cassette in Radley Primary School records) Audiovisual A.60
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Louise Curtis, 6 May 2003. Audiovisual A.36
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Steve and Daisy Tubb, 27 May 2003. Audiovisual A.37
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Tony Money, Radley College, 20 May 2003. Audiovisual A.38
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Gilbert Bayliss, 22 June 2003. Audiovisual A.39
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Sally Cooper, 30 June 2003. Audiovisual A.40
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Dick Deane, Park Farm, 12 August 2003. Audiovisual A.41
'Radley Remembered' interview series (people with memories of Radley up to and including 1953 Coronation): Jean Deller, 15 July 2003. Audiovisual A.42
‘People and Places’ – BBC Radio Oxford Programme at Radley, January 1988, with John Simpson interviewing: (i) Francis Levetus, Chairman of the Parish Council
(ii) Sue Shaw (aged 84), Editor of Radley News; Revd. Dan Pope, Vicar of Radley
(iii) Ernest (‘Sugar’) Stimpson, Lower Radley
(iv) Cyril Peverill, Chairman of Village Hall Management Committee
(v) Dennis Silk, Warden of Radley College
45 minutes plus 10 minutes approx.
Audiovisual A.3
Siegfried Sassoon - A Friend. A BBC Radio 4 Presentation by Dennis Silk, 4 July 2004. (Compiled from the BBC’s audio tape). Audiovisual A.77
Village Voice - BBC Radio Oxford Programme at Radley, 27 September 1994, with Anne Howard interviewing:
(i) Patrick Drysdale
(ii) Francis Levetus, Chairman of the Parish Council
(iii) Brian Mott, Editor of Radley News
(iv) Eric Blanks, Clerk of the Green Cloth
(v) Christine Usherwood, Churchwarden
(vi) Hamish Aird, Sub-warden of Radley College
(vii) John Homewood, Peachcroft Farm
(viii) Olwen Drysdale, Meals on Wheels, Flower Show
(ix) Margaret Morgan, Organiser of the Lunch Club
(x) Doug Rawlinson, Social Secretary of Radley Retirement Group
(xi) Jenny Davie, Booking Secretary for Radley Village Hall
46 minutes 27 seconds. For a summary of the contents of this tape by Christine Wootton, see Documents D.127.
Audiovisual A.6
Festival of Diwali. Transcript of interview of Chinta Kallie [of Lower Radley] by Charles Nove of BBC Radio Oxford on 3 November 2013. Approx. 5 minutes. CD created by Stanley Baker Audiovisual A.90
Presentation to David Buckle, MBE, at Radley College, 15 December 2003. Audiovisual A.67
My Acquaintance with G.B.S. – A True Story of a Year and a Day of my Life, by Stanley Baker. Double CD set Audiovisual A.93
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: The Building of the New Village Hall in Radley by Alan Clark, interviewed by Eric Blanks, 18 October 2005. 10 minutes approx. Audiovisual A.102
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Radley Primary School by Radka Benton, Headteacher, interviewed by John Homewood, 19 October 2005. 25 minutes 35 seconds. Audiovisual A.103
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: From Radio to Radley by Eric and Mary Blanks, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 31 October 2005. 58 minutes 14 seconds. Audiovisual A.104
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Eddie and Carol Cavanagh at the Bowyer Arms, Radley by Eddie and Carol Cavanagh, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 23 November 2005. 46 minutes 46 seconds. Audiovisual A.105
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Lancashire Childhood by Dot Hewlett, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 13 February 2006. 53 minutes 52 seconds. Audiovisual A.106
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Farming and Rural Life in Radley - Peach Croft Farm by John Homewood, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 4 November 2009. 55 minutes 16 seconds. Audiovisual A.107
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Douglas Rawlinson at Home by Doug Rawlinson, interviewed by Eric Blanks, 23 February 2006. 42 minutes 30 seconds. Audiovisual A.108
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Policeman’s (and his Wife’s) by Brian and Valerie Mott, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 24 February 2006. 57 minutes 14 seconds. Audiovisual A.109
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: From London to Radley by Eric and Joy Riley, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 13 March 2006. 55 minutes 13 seconds. Audiovisual A.110
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Very Full and Worthwhile Life by Tom and Ida Garrud, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 27 June 2006. 62 minutes 32 seconds. Audiovisual A.111
The Baker Brothers of Radley, consisting of:
C.3.2.1 Ashmore School Pantomime, 1933 by Maurice Baker, December 1994. 21 minutes 21 seconds.
C.3.2.2 My Experiences as an Archivist by Stanley Baker, September 2000. 20 minutes 37 seconds.
Audiovisual A.94
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Salad Days in Oxford by Denis and Jenny Standen, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 18 July and 18 October 2006. 71 minutes 19 seconds. Audiovisual A.112
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A life in and on a Tandem by Christine Usherwood, 7 April 2006. Audiovisual A.113
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Paddy Docker-Drysdale Audiovisual A.114
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Frances Shepherd of Thrupp Cottages Audiovisual A.115
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Dennis Carter - Abingdon bunk line driver, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 18 July 2007 Audiovisual A.116
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Lifetime in Cricket by Bert Robinson (aged 90), former cricket coach at Radley College, and his wife Doris (aged 87), interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 8 October 2007. 44 minutes 29 seconds. Audiovisual A.117
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Rural Life and Farming in Radley - Memories of Dick Frearson, by Ann Blake, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 29 September 2009. 50 minutes 37 seconds. Restricted use. Audiovisual A.118
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Lorre Stebbings, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 14 May 2012. 33 minutes 18 seconds. Audiovisual A.120
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: David Beckett, interviewed by Richard Dudding, 20 June 2012. 54 minutes 17 seconds. Audiovisual A.121
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Barbara Wootton, interviewed by Richard Dudding, 26 June 2012. 17 minutes 42 seconds. Audiovisual A.122
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: My Life as it Happened and much, much more, by Bill Small of Radley, November 2002. 79 minutes approx. Audiovisual A.95
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Air Commodore Bob Martin, interviewed by Christine Wootton, 17 July 2012. 35 minutes 34 seconds. Audiovisual A.123
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Combat Experience: Normandy to Germany, by John Nicholson, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 4 October 2012. 46 minutes 31 seconds. Audiovisual A.124
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: My Interest in Railways, My Work in a Bank and my Retirement, by Peter Heath. Interviewed by Christine Wootton, 9 October 2012. 10 minutes 31 seconds. Audiovisual A.125
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Music, Jobs and an earlier Village Shop, by Tony Fisher, interviewed by Richard Dudding, 30 October 2012. 18 minutes 10 seconds. Audiovisual A.126
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: From Lancashire to Lower Farm, by Ann Blake, interviewed by Richard Dudding, 10 January 2013. 39 minutes 43 seconds. Audiovisual A.127
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Teaching and Family History, by Jenny Lee, interviewed by Richard Dudding, 4 February 2013. 27 minutes 10 seconds. Audiovisual A.128
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Radley and Rail, by David Lloyd, interviewed by Richard Dudding, 1 March 2013. 40 minutes 41 seconds. Audiovisual A.129
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Full Life Indeed, by Sandy and Audrey Fowlie, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 16 April 2013. 33 minutes 20 seconds. Audiovisual A.130
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Cowley Upbringing, by Sally Hemsworth, interviewed by Ann Blake, 8 April 2013. 18 minutes 48 seconds. Audiovisual A.131
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Radley Stationmaster’s Son, by Don Jones, interviewed by Ann Blake, 18 January 2013. 24 minutes 27 seconds. Audiovisual A.132
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Frank Jones of 49 Church Road, Radley, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 4 March 2005. 35 minutes 18 seconds. Restricted use - RHC only until 4 March 2025. Audiovisual A.96
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Nazi Germany, Israel and England, by Amatsia Kashti, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 11 April 2013. 52 minutes 56 seconds. Audiovisual A.133
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: 35 Years as Head Chef in Lincoln College, by Jim Murden, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 16 January 2013. 38 minutes 32 seconds. Audiovisual A.134
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Yorkshire Lad, by Gordon Sellars, interviewed by Christine Wootton, 20 June 2013. 35 minutes 56 seconds. Audiovisual A.135
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Scouser Comes South, by Bill Shaw, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 19 July 2013. 56 minutes 41 seconds. Audiovisual A.136
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Different Paths to Radley, by Eric Davies and Kayla Tomlinson, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 17 January 2013. 41 minutes 49 seconds. Audiovisual A.137
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Oxford Childhood in the 1930s and 1940s, by Margaret Higgs and Iris Lancaster, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 4 December 2013. 51 minutes 6 seconds. Audiovisual A.138
A Tale to Tell' interview series: A History Enthusiast's history, by Christine Wootton (Radley History Club Chairman), interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 19 December 2013. 53 minutes 28 seconds. Audiovisual A.139
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Not just a Sunday Job!, by Revd Pam McKellen, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 27 November 2012. 30 minutes 45 seconds. Audiovisual A.140
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Harwell, MBE and Silver, by John Huddleston, interviewed by Richard Dudding, 24 February 2014. 29 minutes 1 seconds. Audiovisual A.141
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Life in Science, by Joyce Huddleston, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 28 February 2014. 49 minutes 15 seconds. Audiovisual A.142
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: From Bletchley Park to Radley by Morfa Pope and her daughter Judy Harris, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 11 April 2005. 43 minutes 2 seconds. Audiovisual A.97
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Saviours of Radley Lakes, by Lynda and Basil Crowley, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 17 September 2014. 57 minutes 24 seconds. Audiovisual A.143
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A life of service to the RAF and the Church, by Tony Rogerson, interviewed by Christine Wootton, 24 September 2014. 32 minutes 51 seconds. Audiovisual A.144
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Love, life and football, by Sue & Dick Crabb, interviewed by Eric Blanks, 26 March 2014. 21 minutes 50 seconds. Audiovisual A.145
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: CERN, WHO and the Higgs Boson, by Tony and Sue Gillman, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 7 August 2014. 50 minutes 36 seconds. Audiovisual A.146
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Life in the Marines by David Buckle, interviewed by Eric Blanks, 4 July 2005. 41 minutes 26 seconds. Audiovisual A.98
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Joint Voices on a Varied Life by Martin and Sylvia Wilson, interviewed by Tony Rogerson, 8 July 2005. 56 minutes 58 seconds. Audiovisual A.99
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: My Working Life at Harwell by Bryan Patrick, interviewed by Ann Blake, 13 July 2005. 55 minutes 20 seconds. Audiovisual A.100
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: A Clerk’s Tale by Sally Raven, Clerk of the Radley Parish Council, interviewed by Ann Blake, 16 August 2005. 20 minutes 6 seconds. Audiovisual A.101
'A Tale to Tell' interview series: Reg White, interviewed by Tony Gillman, 31 January 2017. 45 minutes 59 seconds. Audiovisual A.147

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