Both Fittleton and Netheravon churches are dedicated to “All Saints”, as are half the churches in the Avon Deanery.
Fittleton church, first mentioned in records of 1291, is built of flint and rubble, mostly rendered, and has chancel, aisled nave and south porch
Please click on the image of the church to read more about the history of Fittleton Church……………..
A large proportion of the parish of Fittleton is down land and from medieval times it was dominated by the keeping of sheep. It is not surprising that Sheppard or Shepherd is a common name in the area. By the early C18th down land was being converted to arable within the system of common fields.
Please click on the image opposite to read more about the farms of Fittleton.
Charitable bequests for education in Fittleton were made in the early 18th century. Henry Clark (d. 1712) directed that from the annual rent of £12 charged by his will upon his farm at Haxton, £5 should be spent on teaching ten poor children to read and writeCharitable bequests for education in Fittleton were made in the early 18th century. Henry Clark (d. 1712) directed that from the annual rent of £12 charged by his will upon his farm at Haxton, £5 should be spent on teaching ten poor children to read and write………….
Please click on the image of the Old School House to read more about the history of Fittleton School.
In 1984 and 1985 Eileen Power and Tony Mills interviewed a number of the residents of Haxton, Fittleton and Netheravon to record and capture their memories and life experiences.
The tapes have been reformatted digitally to be able to share their memories with you.
We hope you enjoy listening to them.
Interview with Mrs ‘Ivy’ Punter in 1984 (Above)
2nd Interview with Mrs ‘Ivy’ Punter in 1985 (Below)
Thank you Liz Lester for providing these cuttings of Mrs ‘Dora’ Blake.
I don’t think anything else needs to be said the cuttings say it all.
We hope you have enjoyed listening to the experiences of all the interviewees.
As a group we are so glad the Jubilee Committee agreed to fund the digitisation of the cassettes and for Tunnel Rat Studios for doing such as fantastic job to remove the background noise and to make them so easy to listen to. Thank you.