Longside, Ladder Hill

  • Robert Avery & Sam
  • Robert Avery and Sam with cousin Joyce at Longside in 1995
  • Joyce with her sister Dorothy Avery and Sam in the garden at Longside in 1995
  • Christmas card showing the museum at Longside
  • Visit of Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club on 10 September 2000
  • Visit of Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club on 10 September 2000
  • Visit of Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club on 10 September 2000
  • Views of the grounds
  • Views of the grounds
  • Views of the grounds
  • Sales brochure, 2014, of Longside, Ladder Hill (owned by Robert Avery)
  • Sales brochure, 2014, of Longside, Ladder Hill (owned by Robert Avery)
  • Sales brochure, 2014, of Longside, Ladder Hill (owned by Robert Avery). This shows the garage which housed the railway museum.
Archive Notes:

Sales brochure, 2014, of Longside, Ladder Hill (owned by Robert Avery). Exhibition catalogue for visit of Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club on 10 September 2000. Views in 1995 of the model railway in the garden with relations of Robert Avery. Views of the grounds. Christmas card showing the museum at Longside.

One Sunday in May 1944 prior to “D-Day” the house had been requisitioned by the war office for a simulated military attack. Canadian soldiers were the “enemy” & Longside their HQ. The following dawn they retreated before a British infantry charge with fixed bayonets, who swept across the fields from Garsington and crashed through the garden and down ladder hill. All watched by the Avery family from their windows!

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