A small manoeuvre

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4 Responses to “A small manoeuvre”


  1. 1 John Gallop February 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    This is Bert Buxton with the horse driven water pump at Nordrach-upon-Mendip sanatorium c1930. The Buxton family later moved down to Blagdon and Bert’s brother Henry was Steward of Blagdon Village Club.

    • 2 Robert Sampson October 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Lovely picture. Great history, my Dad helped out @ Nordracht during the war.

      • 3 Paula Blight December 8, 2015 at 7:41 pm

        Hi Robert
        What do you know about the Sampson Siblings? Do you know all their names DOB etc. One of girls was my Gran, Anna. I can remember visiting Aunty Eddy, Auntie Florrie and Auntie Bertha but I know nothing about the other siblings. I knew Andrew, who like you was my mums cousin. Picked up a bit about what you have commented but if you can give me some more info I’d really appreciate it. Thanks Paula

  2. 4 Sheila Johnson January 19, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Flo wrote about the family in Vol 2 of The History of Blagdon. From the registers: – Edith was baptised Jan 24 1902. Seven of the children were baptized on June 2nd 1918 – Sidney Albert b. May 1 1903, Thurza Anna b. Aug 3.1904, Andrew Jack b. Sept 10 1905, Victoria Bertha b.June 21 1908, Richard Cecil [Sammy] b. Aug 3 1909, David Lloyd George b. Feb. 21 1911, Mary Florence Eleanor b. Aug 23 1912. Harry Sampson, aged 6, was killed by a horse in 1901. Flo said there were eleven children and she was the youngest – Harry, Robert, Edith, Anna, Jack, Albert, Bertha, Cecil, Lloyd, Flo …is someone missing?


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