The Elms

The Elms was an old house along Elsfield Road that has now been demolished. Elm trees used to line Elsfield Road until they were killed of by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s. The house was already derelict when the pictures were taken. In some of the pictures you can see the vicar of Old Marston at the time, Gordon Savage. Immediately after the picture was taken, part of the ceiling gave way, narrowly missing him. Click on a picture to enlarge.