Scope and Content

Consists of photographs, audio tapes, cinefilm and printing blocks showing the Wynmalens' activities at Kingswood House and elsewhere, including Holland 1934 - 1960's

Administrative / Biographical History

The Dutch aircraft pioneer and horseman Henry Wynmalen (1889-1964) purchased and renovated Woodside Farm, Hare Hatch, Berks in the early 1930s, renamed it Kingswood House and moved in with his wife Julia in 1934. Until the early 1960s they farmed Kingswood, Upper Culham and near Wokingham, and bred Arab horses and Guernsey cattle with great success. Both became leading authorities in equestrianism, horse and cattle breeding, and were also keen hunters. As well as the stud, Henry set up the Twyford Construction Company and the builders merchants Wynmalen Ltd: both were important sources of employment in the area.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Accession number DX360


Compiled by Zoe Watson, July 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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