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January 2006


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Mrs Vera Tomkins (nee Groves)

Sylvia Groves has told me of the recent death of her aunt, Mrs Vera Vickery Tompkins (nee Groves), at the grand age of 102.  Mrs Tompkins grew up at Hardwick Farm, and remembered when, as a child during the First World War, she had to lead the plough horses while the farm men were away in the trenches.  In 1935 she was married in our village church from Oxhill House to Harry Tompkins, and the couple went to farm at Home Farm Arlescote.  Mrs Tompkins lived most of the rest of her long life in Arlescote, although latterly she had moved to Haven House Residential Home in Kineton.

Mrs Tompkins left Oxhill many years ago, but her family’s links here are still strong, and many people will remember when the Groves family lived at Oxhill House.

Ann Hale

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