Bownham House

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Bownham House was demolished in the 1960s.

A former occupant was Richard Owen Paddison Paddison (1835-1942)

He served in the Boer War, was a well-known climber and after retirement from his work as a broker in Chile, was Hon. Secretary of the R.S.P.C.A. and was a passionate advocate of humane killing. During the First World War he worked for the food economy movement.

In 1941 he gave land on the Bownham Estate for allotments.

Following Mr Paddison’s death in 1942 Bownham House became a S.S.A.F.A home.

The Citizen 1944

The following photos were among the possessions of Lilian Jean White (nee Smart ) who was a nanny at Bownham Park  in 1946 & 1947.

Roger & Rosemary Thayne, Patricia Paddock
Roger & Rosemary Thayne June 1947
June 1947 Roger Thayne, Roger Judge, Rosemary Thayne, Patty Paddock, Michael Paddock, George Paddock
Rosemary & Roger Thayne June 47

The S.S.A.F.A. home closed in 1948.