|William Simmonds lived near Stroud and collected photographs and information about local rural life. An online exhibition is at the Museum of English Rural Life
"[He spoke to] George Hunt, a plasterer, from Far Oakridge
(A pencil note adds, 'died 1937 aged 93') "W.G.S.:Do you know Haresfield Beacon Mr Hunt. Cromwell is said to have watched his armies from there.
Mr H. : Oh yes and the story goes that he fired at the cathedral tower from there, and they put sacks round it to protect it. That's how the story goes but I aint never been up there. "
British History Online has the information that the earthworks at Haresfield Beacon were once known as Evesbury / Ezimbury.
Posted by Rhiannon
14th May 2005ce
Edited 14th May 2005ce