George & Lillie Bungay, Minmere Barn and Bedlam Farm

George Bungay took over the smallholding at Minmere Barn 15th October 1911 (see smallholdings). The photos [courtesy of Ruth Gerring] below capture the atmosphere of life in and around Minmere and Bedlam farm.

Minmere Barn
Minmere Barn
Defence Regulation Minmere Barn
Defence Regulation Minmere Barn

Lillie Bungay

MRS. LILLIE BUNGAY    Died 5-6-91

It is with sorrow that we record the death of Lillie, who passed, away at her home, 31 New Road, Charney Bassett, on Wednesday, 5th June, at the age of 88.

Lillie spent most of her early life in Glasgow, but having relatives here in Charney Bassett, she came for a holiday each year. Because of those visits she met her husband, George, who farmed the Minmere Barn Holding, and they married in about 1930. Their first home was one of the cottages just to the west of Bedlam Covert off the Buckland Road, and they moved into the village to No.31 in 1943, and remained there ever since. She was a founder member of the Women’s Institute and remained a member until it was suspended last year. She was well known and well liked by those who knew her and she will be missed by the many friends who visited her regularly in her home, where she was always a source of bygone information.

Her Cousins [from Dot Ackland’s Scrapbook]