Ernest was the first of Jesse and Annie’s children to be born at Northam Farm in 1893.
He attended the Burnham National School, and maybe a time at Uphill School (travelling across the ferry to get to school from Brean Down after the family moved from Northam in 1906).
He … Continue reading
Ethel was born in 1877 at Horse Croft Farm Bratton Westbury Wilts. Father Edward Champion, mother Martha Board.
1881 Census. Edward and Martha are at Horse Croft Farm with Ivor age 5, Stanley age 2 and Maurice age 7months. There is a nursemaid called Eliza aged 13. A visitor called … Continue reading
The Champion and Hawkings families are only recorded as living at the farm for a short amount of time towards the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries up to the tragic death of Jesse Hawkings on the farm in 1917, the farm is important in the memories of … Continue reading
Tim was born at Northam Farm. He went to New Zealand after the first world war and met Iris and they were married in 1927.
Tim was at home when his father died, and talked about the incident at the inquest. He then went to the war, joining the Worcester … Continue reading