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Comprises a memoir of Oxborough in the 1940s by Sylvia Turtle, Dip Arch, Dip LA; an assessment of the historical development of Oxborough Old Rectory, prepared by Wilson Compton Associates for Sylvia Turtle; and seven plans of Oxborough Old Rectory drawn by Thomas Goodliffe, BSc, surveyor, for Sylvia Turtle.
Miss Turtle is the daughter of the late Revd Edward Hamley Turtle, the last Rector of Oxborough, Foulden and Caldecote to live in the Oxborough Rectory on Ferry Road.
In a letter to the Norfolk Record Office dated 25 July 2013 Miss Turtle observes:
'Within a few years of our leaving, the village saw a series of major events.
The major part of the church collapsed.
Oxburgh Hall and its Estate were sold at Auction.
Oxborough was linked with a number of other villages in the care of a group of clergy. The old Rectory passed into private hands.'
Also includes a booklet entitled 'Foulden War Memorial, Norfolk. The men who died in the First World War and the village they left.' This was written by Sylvia Turtle as part of the First World War Centenary Commemorations in Foulden. Foulden was the Revd Edward Hamley Turtle's other parish in the 1940s.
Sylvia Turtle; 1940s-? 2015; Oxborough, Norfolk