In June 2022 Thomas & Dorothy Newman-Collard, who still live at Palmers Farm in Liss (formerley Whangarei Fruit Farm), brought this historic charter fabric to the Town Hall for safe-keeping.
The fabric was uncovered when the couple were going through an old trunk in their loft.
Herbert, affectionately known as ‘Bertie’ – was once a senior council member of Petersfield’s Urban District Council.
Originally from Kent, Bertie came to Churcher’s College and remained in the area until his death.
By the time Bertie died he owned 800 acres of land including five farms.
We hope people enjoy it and find it interesting.