12th Feb 2017
Major Edward Felix Norton (21 February 1884 – 3 November 1954)
Norton set a record for climbing to extreme altitudes without oxygen—28,126 feet
When living in Owslebury Bottom after WWII , our journey to or from Winchester passed by and acknowledge the house of Major Norton. The man known to us for his exploits as a mountaineer and being a member of two expeditions on Mount Everest in 1923 & 1924.
1924 Group Photo
His house was almost opposite Morstead Church just before the road forks, left to Longwood & Upham , right over Jackman’s Hill through Owslebury Bottom to Owslebury.
I have just ordered a copy from Amazon.uk
Diaries of Edward Norton, James Mallory & Andrew Irvine.
While there are some well known characters and gentry who were at one time residents of Owslebury , I think Major Teddy deserves additional recognition. I wonder where he was buried