There’s a lovely website called domesdaymap.co.uk which is a free online map of the Domesday Book.
Ogbourne Maizey, Ogbourne St.Andrew and Ogbourne St.George are all covered by one Ogbourne page.
It also has local entries for Draycot Foliat, Rockley, Poulton, Mildenhall, Chisledon, Aldbourne and Ramsbury.
My father ( recently passed away) told us that he was posted to Ogbourne St George circa 1947; do we know where the barracks were?
Yes, we know exactly where they were, on the western edge of the village. Some of the concrete foundations are still there. In the local pub, The Inn With The Well, there are several photos of the barracks and people taken during WW2
Don, here are some pictures of the army camp
How very kind of you! the photos I found poignant and to think Dad saw and maybe marched around that area, left me with a lump in the old throat; I’m going to have to make it up there! Thanks again.
For Keith MacDonald:
Going through Dad’s things I came across a photo of the unit he was in whilst at Ogbourne St George in 1947. He doesn’t appear in it but I thought somebody might find a relative there. Does the local Inn still collect old photos and would they be interested in this one? I’ve had it framed so it just needs a friendly wall to hang on.
Don, the pub does collect old photos. Would you mind us putting a digital copy on this website as well?
Here’s more on the Ogbourne Camp
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