Bulmer & District
Bulmer & District History Group
Cherwell is a very old house, built around 1600 as two timber-
The right hand third of the house was added in 1900, in place of a lean-
They spent the rest of their lives there and are both buried in the churchyard. They had five children, one of whom, Bob, lives in Sydney and has written "Snapshots"an entertaining account of his childhood in Bulmer (see below for details) illustrated with photographs taken by his Father. A nephew is the noted BBC foreign correspondent, Humphrey Hawksley.
For her birthday in 1963, Bob's mother received an unusual present from her husband: a weather vane with her initials forged into the tail. It still stands on the roof at the western end there today as a reminder of the life of Joan Constance Seaton Hawksley.
My sincere thanks to Bob Hawksley for allowing me to use extracts from his book 'Snapshots' which you may find in local book shops or on e-