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.
Following Mr Paddison’s death in 1942 Bownham House became a S.S.A.F.A home.
The following photos were among the possessions of Lilian Jean White (nee Smart ) who was a nanny at Bownham Park in 1946 & 1947.
The S.S.A.F.A. home closed in 1948.