Doug Sheward was born in 1943 and has lived on ‘Witley Hill’ in Great Witley since 1963, after moving from Upton Snodsbury. His mother and step father (Nell & Bert Page) lived at the Witley Court Stourport Lodge.
Doug remembers Witley Court well before its more recent restoration and in fact his family were offered it for £5,000 in the 1970s by the owners at that time. The building was effectively a ruin, so the family declined the offer!
Bert was also a member of Martley Civil Defence for a time, this organisation existed post the Second World War but has since been disbanded.
Dougs recording: Sheward_Doug_20140412_1_3_A (6 mins 12 secs)
|0.20||Coming to Great Witley||1963|
|1.53||Martley Civil Defence, post war organisation||1960s|
|2.47||Great Witley life and changes since coming to the village||1963 – 2015|
|4.18||Witley Court pre restoration was offered for sale to his family.||1970s|