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806 Gaza Cottages, Sling Bulford , Wilts, UK

Can anybody help me please, I was born in 1943 at 806 Gaza Cottages, Sling Bulford, I now live in Toronto Canada, and I am trying to find a old photo or some history about the place, we moved from this address to London about 1946 and my grandparents lived on at 806. My grandfathers name was Newbury, I have searched google maps but cannot find anything. These old cottages, I would think, have long gone, if anybody could help me in any way I would be greatful. Yours, Brian Brooks

Asked on Oct 16 2010, General in Salisbury | Report content

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  • I was born in Sling Cottages and then lived in 808 Gaza Cottages from 1960 until they were torn down in the late 60's. Nothing was ever built there to replace them that I know of, it became a part of the ranges for military maneuvers. There were about 10-15 "cottages" in total. I remember most of the people from my time there as a child as we all moved down to Bulford Village. I do not remember the Newbury's, but maybe my Mum does. I'll ask her. Most of the surviving old timers still live in the village. I remember so clearly the houses layout inside and out, my pets, the club and darts! They were single story dwellings right on the downs. If you can find "sheepsbridge" on the Bulford Map, you are so close! It is a hairpin bend that was about 1/2 mile from the cottages. Very close the "seven sisters" - open land with giant clumps of trees where we would play as kids. Shoot me your email and I'll send you map info and stuff. Ann

    Answered on Sep 13 2011, Report content
  • Hi, My grandparents and family lived in Sling and other relatives too. I have some personal photos taken there but they are focussed on the people not the area. I was there recently and English Heritage have taken over Gaza cottages for archeology which is very exciting. Look on web for more info.

    Answered on Jan 16 2012, Report content

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