Memories of Sutton Courtenay

The following article appeared in the October 2022 edition of the Sutton Courtenay News:

Memories of Sutton Courtenay

Sutton Courtenay Local History Society is launching a new project “Memories of Sutton Courtenay”. We already have a collection of photos, maps, articles, books and memoirs which we are currently cataloguing and archiving and we’re keen to add more!

You can browse some of our collected material on the Society’s website at

If you have any photographs of the village which you would be willing to donate we would be very pleased to receive them. Photos might be of people, buildings, work, play, events or anything else connected to the village. They don’t have to be very old, things move on so fast even photos from a few years ago will show something which will be of interest to future generations.

Would you be interested in providing an oral or written history of your life in the village?  We’re keen to collect these too. We can arrange to have oral histories recorded or written memoirs would also be welcome.

Of course if you have anything else you think we might be interested in e.g. books, maps, artefacts etc., please let us know!

If you would like to contribute to “Memories of Sutton Courtenay” please get in touch using our email address or by telephoning 01235 848162

We are hoping to have regular articles in the Sutton Courtenay News featuring the history of the village. For example, Queen Elizabeth II never visited the village (as far as we know!) but her father King George VI did in 1941 to visit a Home Guard training camp, photo below donated by Rose Woodward whose father is one of the soldiers in the picture.

King George VI - Visit SC 9-41

John Talbot

Sutton Courtenay Local History Society

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