I Lived In A Village

I LIVED IN A VILLAGE

Stories of life and folk in Nottinghamshire in
general, and Oxton in particular

told by
TOM SHIPSIDE

The entire text and photographs of this book are published here with the kind permission of the author’s granddaughter, Kathleen Crow.

Read the book by selecting the linked page – just click on one of the headings to go to that chapter or section

There are 2 Appendices, here both on the same web page:
TERMS AND SIGNS USED IN OLDEN DAYS
THE MINISTERS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE MANSFIELD AND SOUTHWELL CIRCUITS
References to page numbers are to the original printed book, and not to these web pages. You can use your browser’s Find function to find the relevant mention.

2 thoughts on “I Lived In A Village

  1. history of oxton
    I have been researching my family history and have looked at your community web-site and just wanted to say how impressed I am with the information. It is extremely detailed and most helpful. My father was Charles Reavill and he was born at Cherry Tree cottage. Later he worked at Oxton Hall. I was particularly interested in Chapter 3 – chapels- because I have heard that JAMES Reavill, the preacher, was related in some way to my father. There seem to have been many Reavill’s in the area!!

    My father eventually moved to Ruddington after marrying my mother who also worked at Oxton HALL. I was born there but have lived in Hampshire for more than 40 years. However I have visited Oxton and found CHERRY Tree cottage.

    I still have a lot of research to do and no doubt I will be back in Oxton at some point. Again thank you to all those who have worked so hard to produce such excellent information.

    Yours sincerely

    Susan Sykes (nee Reavill)

    We received the above message as an email and Susan Sykes agreed we could publish it.

  2. Thank you for publishing mymessage about your web-site which is superb – so full of interest. I just need to correct a small detail – my father was born at Holly Tree Cottage, not Cherry Tree as I said originally. Thanks again Sue Sykes (nee Reavill)

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