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The archive holds many booklets about the village. These are listed here. Highlighted booklets are available for viewing. Depending on how your browser is configured the booklets will either download directly to your computer or open in a page in your web browser.


Drat those pesky vacuees

The war time memories of Robert Holdeman.

Vacuees Edited version


The Hill; Volume 1 Edition 1


Child Okeford Panorama


Dorset Treasures- Child Okeford

In December 1976, The Dorset Association of Local Councils launched an initiative styled “Dorset Countryside Treasures”. The archive has an original copy of the submission from our village. Please note Mr Wilson does not live at the address given on the front page.


One Hundred Years in Childe Okeford 1883-1983

Full of fascinating stories about the village several of which have already been posted on the website and published in The Hill.


Hambledon Hill Leaflet


Hambledon Hill Leaflet


Child Okeford the first 6000 years. By Mr C Giles.


Queens Golden Jubilee Competitions . Essays and Poems


Child Okeford Roll of Honour by kind permission of the Author Helen Kerridge


Child Okeford Village Hall 1909-2009: A history.


St Georges Day


Child Okeford End of an Era 1815-1860 by John Housley

This book is an essential read for those who want to learn about life in the village in this era. Read about village life from paupers to emigrants . John has also provided a number of transcriptions which include :

CO Protestation returns 1641

Dorset Poll Books 1807,1831,1857

Land Tax returns for 1780,1798,1806,1819 and 1829.


Census returns 1841 and 1851

Church Baptism register 1813-1842

Church Burial register 1813-1860

CO End of an Era_Optimized

2019 Child Okeford Brickworks Booklet


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