Category: 20th Century

Richard Holdych MP

In 1931, working from limited sources, Harold Adrian Holdich typed up notes on the family of Holdych of Fouldon, latterly Holdich of Ranworth and Didlington, Co Norfolk, AD 1250 -1650. His main sources as listed by him were: Francis Blomefield’s…

Holditch Court

Built in the reign of Edward II, Holditch Court, a once great medieval manor, first belonged to Sir William Pole and thence to the family of Flemynge. It was given by Richard Flemynge, given to William le Sander, a Norman,…

Lower Holditch – A proper farm

Around 1956 my parents were looking for a new farm, and they found what they were looking for at Lower Holditch. Lower Holditch was situated 20 miles to the east, on the border of Devon and Dorset. It was in…

Didlington Estate, Norfolk

Didlington Estate, Norfolk From the Particulars of Sale, Didlington Estate, 1910, p. 2. DIDLINGTON (or Dudlington as it is spelt in its old form) is mentioned in the Domesday Book. In the time of the Conquest it was held by…

Janet Holdich Wedding 1906

Saturday 1 July 1906 Broome Republican, New York (From Thursday’s Republican) As Wednesday seems to be considered the lucky day for brides, and as yesterday was the last Wednesday in the month of June, there was a great rush to…

George Maydwell Holdich – A Life In Music (1999)

Michael and I paid our second visit to hear Richard Bower play on the Exhibition organ, now at Wiveton, in October. Some of the music Richard played was from The Organist’s Companion (the book GMH had given his sister Jane…