Tag Archives: 1900s

Broadhempston Home Guard c.1942

This photo of the Broadhempston Home Guard was rescued from a skip, and has recently been donated to the archive. It’s thought to have been taken in 1942 on the Vicarage lawn.

Can anyone identify the unnamed men?

19th Century Restoration of Broadhempston Church

This display was prepared for the recent Secret Gardens event to exemplify how the Vicar of the time, Frederick Townshend Chamberlain, had worked tirelessly to restore the Church of St Peter & St Paul in Broadhempston.





If you have any further information on Frederick Townshend Chamberlain, or his family, please respond by leaving a comment.

Postcard Images of Broadhempston

Like many towns and villages, Broadhempston’s lanes and cottages have been the subject of a variety of postcards.

In 1904 Alfred Newton & Son produced several depicting life in our village.

St Peter & Paul's Church Broadhempston 27 May 1904 (Alfred Newton and Son)

Church of St Peter and St Paul

Village bakery and grocery store in the Square – now a private house called Moorview

Village Post Office until 1951 – now a private house also called Moorview

Group portrait in the lane outside Prestons (on the right), later Hope Cottage, and now Dale Cottage