Pictures of Bisley
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Aerial view of Bisley circa 1970 (462kb)

Bisley, once a remote heathland hamlet, is now famous as the home of the annual National Rifle Association Championships, which was moved to Bisley from Wimbledon in 1890. Now each summer the ranges attract marksmen from all over the world.
Photographs of Bisley Camp and Ranges New

Beating the bounds - a perambulation of the parish boundaries conducted, 40 days after Easter, on Ascension Day or Holy Thursday. The school children would accompany the Rector and others on a walk around the parish boundaries 'whipping' various markers on the way around. Sometimes the children would be whipped, doused with water or banged against posts or barn doors to 'make them remember' the boundaries.
Beating the Parish Bounds (64kb)

Cowshot - formerly Glebe land (95kb)

St John the Baptist Church, 1909 (63kb) Interior of St John the Baptist Church, 1909 (48kb)
St John the Baptist Church Porch (45kb) St John the Baptist Church, from south, 1938 (65kb)
Clews Lane (41kb) Clews Lane, 1941 (55kb)
Clews Lane (37kb) Clews Lane (133kb) )
Boys Refuge Farm School, c.1900 (53kb) Boys Refuge Farm School, 1911 (53kb)
Boys Refuge Farm School Pupils, c.1880 (46kb) Barley Mow PH (48kb)
Bisley Green (24kb) Bisley Green, c.1905 (47kb)
Hen & Chickens PH (48kb) Village Institute (32kb)
School House (61kb) Shaftesbury School (39kb)
Shaftesbury School (36kb) Inside Shaftesbury School (24kb)
Guildford Road c.1951 (31kb) Fox Corner (27kb)
Fox Inn (35kb) Bisley Common (23kb)
Queens Road (from the ranges) (48kb) Princess Christian Homes (46kb)
Bungalow Hospital c.1910 (196kb) Bungalow Hospital c.1915 (43kb)
Bungalow Hospital 1998 (163kb) Peace Celebrations, 5 Aug 1919 (71kb)
Bank Holiday Fete, 1920 (26kb) Working party, 1911 (42kb)
Princess Christian Home and Workshops (60kb) Ford Lane (31kb)
Bisley Bullet, 1938 (49kb) Bisley Bullet, 1952 (119kb)
St John the Baptist Church, c.1825 (44kb) St John the Baptist Church, c.1825 (53kb)
St John the Baptist Church Interior, 1873 (65kb) Wilcot Close (42kb)
Balloon (198kb) St John the Baptist Church (165kb)
St John the Baptist Church (178kb) St John the Baptist Church Porch (166kb)
Greyfriars (162kb) Gardening Class (173kb) New
School Playing Fields (150kb) New Fox Corner c.1930 (358kb) New
Hen & Chickens 1960s (289kb) New