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Main Street, Over Haddon, 1973
Sheffield Newspapers Ltd
6 August 1973
About this image
Looking east along Main Street. The house on the left is Mona View (later Oldfield Farm), the family home of Sir Maurice Oldfield GCMG CBE (1915-81). Oldfield was the son of a tenant farmer and studied medieval history at Manchester University before serving in the South Staffordshire Regiment and then the Intelligence Corps during the Second World War. His intelligence career continued after the War and in 1973 he succeeded Sir John Rennie as Director-General of MI6, retaining this post until retirement in 1978. At the request of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher he returned briefly from 1979 to 1980 to co-ordinate security and intelligence in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.
Picture the Past is grateful to website contributor Martin Chresta for submitting further information on this image.