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They have lots of events that are not to do with Scouting, it's also an activity centre. If you give them a ring I'm sure you could visit the site. It's not gated or restricted access, you could walk around the grounds but may need permission to go in the house
Thanks for your reply littleemily. I had never heard of this type of school before. I know there was a sanitorium for recouperation in Blackwell and wondered if they were connected. My connection is to Blackwell Court. I was quite involved with the Scouting organisation there for about 10 years...
I've read the link and it seems to say that the Crowder family owned the business Smythe Etches & Co going back three generations from John Crowder in 1936. The name Lee Crowder & co was adopted in 1936 and Lee Crowder in 1989.
The census is good, you can see signatures, house details etc but, unless you know more than a surname it is difficult to narrow down the number of returns and as all of the above were born after the 1911 census their info can not be used. I hope the OP finds out a bit more info and we can be of...
Our Lady of Lourdes was my parish church from the late 70s until the mid 80s. I often heard the priest talk about the 'other' church that the parishioners had paid for but never realised that Our Lady of Lourdes church was so new. It had the feeling of being a much older building, I am surprised...
I also have Margaret Butler in my tree and I remember reading a will which mentions the Green Man being left to one of the children. There is another member on this forum who has a lot more information, Keith Salisbury. Maybe he can help.