Further to our previous article on this website and to the latest article on pages 6 and 7 in the Jun issue of Little Stoke Gifford Matters, a new date has been set to search for the Lost farm in Little Stoke. On Thursday 21 June Archeologist, Paul Driscoll, of South Gloucestershire C C, along with Martin Davis (author of the sell-out local history book The Farmer and the Golden Goose) will be leading an archaeological survey at the top end of Little Stoke Park, looking for the site of one of the five farms that once made up the hamlet. They know what the farm looked like in 1725 and one of the group, Janet Gallagher, daughter of Jim and Betty Wyatt, who were part of the Little Stoke Farm community from 1947, has painted an artist’s impression of the 1725 farm (above).
Any local residents interested in going along are very welcome. Paul and Martin will be at the top end of Little Stoke Park, by Clay Lane, from 10am. If wet they will meet at the Community Centre at the other end of the park. They will book a room there for map work and for processing the survey results. The plan is to make it an all day session so bring some sandwiches and coffee!