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Online Nonsuch Extras

Nonsuch Extras are papers which are too short to be published as Occasional Papers, but provide information of interest to those interested in the local history of Epsom and Ewell. They are available to purchase at EEHAS meetings and via the Museum shop at Bourne Hall. We are now making Nonsuch Extras available online and plan to add more as time allows.

Be aware that the quality of photocopying varies.

 

Nonsuch Extra No. 2 - The Reminiscences of Tom Pocock of Ewell

Thomas Pocock was a carrier and his reminiscences, written in the 1970s, cover Ewell and the surrounding area for the period around 1905 to 1940, the earlier ones coming from his father. If you want to know more about the streets f Ewell in the early 1900s this is the paper for you.

 

Nonsuch Extra No. 7 - Kitty's diary

Kitty's Diary records a three week visit to her uncle's house, 'Conaways', in cheam Road, Ewell, from May 17th to June 9th 1868. Her uncle was Lawrence Robinson, a wholesale greengrocer and her diaries were sent to her mother in regular letters.

 

Nonsuch Extra No. 10 - Reminiscences of Mrs B Peacock and Mrs C Fausset

These personal reminiscences are written by two women, one who was born in Eepsom and the other living in Ewell.The reminiscences of Epsom are written by Mrs Peacock who was born in June 1914, and describe evdryday life in the early 20th century. Mrs Fausset , who lived at 9 High Street, Ewell remembers the village before the onset of WWI.

 

Nonsuch Extra no.11 - The monumental brasses at St Mary The Virgin Ewell Parish Church

This paper describes the 16th century monumental brasses which were moved to the current church (built 1847-8) from the former church, of which only the 15th century tower remains in the south-eastern corner of the churchyard. Fascimiles of some of the brasses can be used for brass rubbing at Bourne Hall Museum.

 

Nonsuch Extra No. 12 - An Old Family Bible

This paper is based on a family bible which was found during a house clearance and follows research into the Gilberne family from the mid-19th century onwards.

 

Nonsuch Extra No. 13 - Leigh Vaughan Henry

This paper explores the relationship between Margaret Glyn, the last of a family that had been important to Ewell for more than 200 years, and Leigh Vaughan Henry with whom she was reported to be infatuated, and to whom she left the majority of her estate, much to the consternation of the villagers of Ewell.