Stonehouse History Group

Welcome to the web site for Stonehouse History Group


- promoting  interest in the History of Stonehouse & the locality.

Wycliffe at Play 1930’s

This Photograph is a great view of Wycliffe’s swimming pool in the 1930’s, which was demolished only recently. You can clearly see the pupils cooling off on a hot summers day. In the foreground you can see a pickup lorry with a full load of wood (heading for Ryeford Timber yard no doubt). Also in the foreground is the Nailsworth Railway line.

This Photograph is a another great view of Wycliffe at play, this time a first eleven cricket game in progress. Haywardsfield house can be clearly seen covered in ivy with sun blinds at the windows. Wycliffe chapel can be seen glinting in the sun, not long before it was burnt down.

This Photograph is even closer, a game of tennis (is that the Head master watching?). The two storey pavilion looks like its just being built. School house can be clearly seen (flying the union flag) covered in ivy.

This Photograph is a little closer to the cricket match, and also the buildings of Stonehouse in the 1930’s. You can clearly see the old Royal Arms pub at the entrance to Burdett Road leading to the GWR station, also the new post office next to Barnard House, where Barnard parade now stands.

This Photograph is a closer view of the back of School House its gardens and the houses and their gardens in Bath Road.