Welcome to Bishampton History Society’s Community Website.

The aim of this website is to get everyone from the village, their families and friends to visit and become a part of an online community, promoting and contributing to all things about the history of Bishampton.

It’s really simple to get involved!  You can start small and simply browse the website and get a feel for what we’re trying to deliver.  Furthermore, you can post comments about the website and its content on the ‘Tell us your thoughts’ page.  Alternatively, you can email any of the Bishampton History Society’s team with your comments and views.  Find our email addresses on the ‘About Us’ page.

Our ultimate goal is to have everyone adding their own memories of life in Bishampton, whether they be written memories, videos, photographs or audio.  We will endeavour to accommodate.

If you do have something which you would be happy to share with the world, then please email one of us (see ‘About Us’ page) or use the form on the ‘Tell us your thoughts page’ and we’ll work our magic and get it on the website!

If you need a tour guide for the website, start on the ‘Memories’ page.  This is where all the content from our team, and ultimately you, will be.  If you get lost, don’t panic!  The menu bar is always at hand in the upper-left corner of the page.  Just click ‘Home’ to get back here and start over.  Where pages include a slideshow of photographs, if you right-click on a thumbnail picture you then will be shown a list of options – the first of which is ‘View Image’; selecting that gives you a full-screen view of the complete picture.  Then clicking the left arrow at the top of the screen takes you back to the slideshow.

8 thoughts on “Home

  1. frank@adsum.org

    The bells
    I believe the bells were rung (muffled) for the execution of Charles and in full for the restoration, until the bells became unsafe in the early 1900s.
    I met and chatted with an ex Bishampton vicar who lived in Fladbury, can not remember his name.

    The practice of marking these dates was perhaps discontinued by the rest of the CofE in the mid 1800s

  2. su.morrow@hotmail.com

    Hi there Bishampton residents. I’m interested in finding out more about my paternal ancestors whom lived in Bishampton in 1911. They were William and Lillian Jones and their young family. William was a shepherd locally. I believe they may have lived near Whitethorn Cottage/s. I wondered if there were any memories pertaining to this family in your Bishampton Remembered publication? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks Su

    1. Charles Rigg

      Hi Su
      Apologies for the delay in replying; the system should have either sent an email alert that there is a message waiting, or copied the message to my email – but ‘technology doesn’t always work!! I have done a mass of research on the village, some to do with WWI and others to do with families over the last 200 – 300 years. Offhand I do not recollect the names – but Jones …..! However, I will go into the records/parish registers/etc and see what I can dig up, but would ask for a bit more forbearance as I am just about to be away for 8 days. I will communicate direct via email.
      Charles Rigg

  3. laser1111uk@yahoo.co.uk

    I am the great nephew of Rev Thomas Wilkinson who I believe was the vicar of Bishampton in the 60s.
    I am visiting Worcestershire this weekend and will be visiting Bishampton

    1. Charles Rigg

      Many thanks for your message. Unfortunately there seems to be a ‘glitch’ in the website system as I didn’t get a notification into my personal email that there was/is a message in the website – luckily the tech guy who originally set it up somehow was aware of that message.
      Yes, Thomas Wilkinson was the Vicar here from 1932 to 1968; there is quite a bit about him in our first book Bishampton Remembered, which is available. Should you wish to contact me whilst here, my number is 01386 462336, but I shall be in and out quite a bit briefly with ‘grandaughters’-freebie-taxi-service’.
      Charles Rigg

    1. Charles Rigg

      Hi Sue
      Apologies, but that message only just come to my attention. Coincidentally, that is a subject about which I have a project ‘on the go’ at the moment, with several photos. I would be interested to see what photo you have, if you want to reply to me direct on chas.rigg@gmail.com.
      Charles Rigg

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