In the 1950s my parents and I were frequent visitors to friends made during the war years. They lived near Branston Road, Burton, and were business people. John, his wife Doris, and their daughter Jill were a part of that family. John, a keen fisherman, used to take out frequently a day ...Read full memory
My dad Harry Newbon, became the village bobby in 1956. We lived in the police house in Wellfield Road until 1964 - the happiest days of my young life. Attending the village school where the head was Mr Hayton. Does anyone remember the day the great gales blew the roof off their house and we were all sent home? Mr Harvey ...Read full memory
During the 1970s when I was a teenager, I drove my grandmother to Alrewas, Staffs as her family were from this village. We walked around the old church graveyard and found many stones with the name Kent. Inside the church there are two plaques dedicated to my great-grandmother. It was truley a wonderful experience.
It was always a real pleasure to pop into this old fashioned shop for any supplies and talk to Mrs D!
My dad was evacuated to Alrewas and stayed with the Tranter family in Fox Lane. He would dearly love any information about the family. He knows they had a son called Ted.
Having just stumbled across this website and viewed the photographs, I immediately went into nostalgia mode. I was born in Alrewas in 1938 in one of the small cottages in Main Street just down from Mansell's bridge, and then moved to The Old School House in Park Road the following year, where I spent the next 12 years. I have many ...Read full memory
I spent a lot of my teenage years in "The Cottage" as it was known in the family with my Aunt Ella (Jenkins). Her Father in Law was Sir Thomas Jenkins OBE, Mayor of Burton 1910. Shortcuts through the Church, The Crown bowling green next door giving acces to the canal - used to drag my canoe through to the rage of the ...Read full memory
Hiya, I live in Alrewas with my parents, Mr Bill Williams, and Irene, from 1965 till they both passed away and are at rest in Alrewas Church. They both had a great number of friends in the village from Amateur Dramatics to Bill being the lay-peacher. Many fond memories flood back. Our last house, of 3 in Alrewas ...Read full memory
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