Longside, Ladder Hill
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. Photo of Robert astride his outsdie engine, and two photos of his railway rack indoors.
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!