History

William Sheldon, The Manor House, Broadway, and the English Civil War

Broadway and William Sheldon, Lord of the Manor, played a small but interesting part in the English Civil War which raged from 1642 to 1651. Both King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell (who led the Roundheads, the Parliament of England’s armies), stayed in the village during the war, albeit not at the same time. At …

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Life in Broadway is an Amble from One Day to Another: Broadway Today and in 1962

The British Path√© film of Broadway (see below) was filmed in the summer of 1962. Life may be busier in Broadway today but not much has changed in the picturesque North Cotswold village. Broadway’s High Street is still lined with grass verges and majestic horse-chestnut trees still stand tall alongside the wide street running through …

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RMS Titanic and the Broadway Connection

At 12 noon on 10th April 1912, RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton for New York. Amongst the 1st Class passengers on the ill-fated liner was Broadway resident, writer and artist Francis Davis Millet.  Francis Davis Millet (1846-1912) Frank Millet (Civil War soldier, painter, mural decorator, sculptor and writer) was born in Massachusetts on 3rd November …

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Visit Bath – How to See the City in a Day

Many of our guests like to visit the city of Bath during their stay. The city with its wide range of excellent shops, restaurants, museums, Georgian architecture and Roman baths is about 70 miles from our holiday cottages and can be reached in less than 2 hours by car. Our recommendation is to use one of …

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Talk on the Broadway Archaeological Dig, West End Monday 18th February 2019

 Archaeologists at work, Broadway Archaeological Dig, West End, Broadway On Monday 18th February 2019, Broadway History Society will be hosting an illustrated talk on the Broadway Archaeological Dig, West End, Broadway. Prior to the work that took place to build a flood defence, archaeologists from Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service excavated, the site, a neighbouring field, …

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Bibury: Spend a Few Hours in one of the Cotswolds’ Prettiest Villages

The Cotswold Village of Bibury: Whilst staying on one of our Cotswold Holiday Cottages in Broadway, one of the Cotswold villages we recommend visiting is the pretty picture-postcard village of Bibury. Bibury, once described by William Morris as the ‘most beautiful village in England’ is about a 5o minutes’s drive from our holiday cottages in …

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Queen Victoria’s Coronation Bonfire at Broadway Tower 20th June 1887

Broadway Celebrated Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 with a Beacon Bonfire at Broadway Tower On 20th June 1837, whilst Queen Victoria was celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of her accession to the throne in London with a banquet to which 50 European Kings and Princes were invited, 2,548¬†beacon bonfires were lit across England, Wales, Scotland, …

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