Froyle in the 1960s and 70s
John WillcocksIn the 1960s and 1970s, Colonel John Willcocks (pictured right announcing at Froyle FĂȘte) set himself the task of recording Froyle and the area around in photographs. He mounted them in a large album and, luckily, captioned them!
He presented them to the Froyle Archive a few years ago, and, recently, we have managed to scan the entire collection - a vast undertaking.
We are planning to add the relevant pictures to the various pages that illustrate the houses, but, for those who like to browse, they are now in two galleries which you can access from the menu below. There is a, hopefully, logical sequence to each section.
Lower Froyle begins at Froyle Mill, follows the road to Bridge House, turns up Husseys Lane as far as Isnage, and resumes at Park Lane. At the “Prince of Wales”, we go up Well Lane to Crest Hill Farm via the Quarry, and then up past “Lady Day Cottage” to “Copse Hill Farm”. Returning to complete Lower Froyle, we go past Nedfield Terrace to “Westburn Fields”, then up Bamber Lane to Saintbury Hill, finishing up at “Nel Angelo”.
Upper Froyle starts at “Whiteway Cottage”, continues as far as the Church, a brief diversion takes us up to Yarnhams, and then on past Froyle Place to the A31, finishing up at “Badgers Bank”.
In addition we have selected five “Scenes” of the village - the pictures are larger and can be found under Scenes below.
The original gallery brought back memories for Mark Elston, see how many memories the photographs bring back for you.