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Policeman's Daughter

A Memory of Alrewas

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 was the lollypop man, he was the grandad of my friend Elaine. Calling at Dickenson's shop near the canal bridge on the way to school. I still have an ornament I bought for my mum from there! Four chews for 1 penny bought from the Tree cafe, next door to the policehouse - oh those were the days. Walking down the canal and swimming in the water near to the lock, gosh we wouldn't do that now. The travelling circus coming to stay in the field in Wellfield Road, we all used to go and help with putting up the big top. I remember so many names but can't find any of them now. Janet Rice, Ann Mycock, John Thompson, Sheena Hair, Roy Shadbolt, Kathleen Kirk, Sally Pie, Nigel Salenger, Dereck Yates and his sister Nancy, I never forget those days. I'm 61 now I can't remember what I did yesterday but I do remember the good days at Alrewas. Sadly, mum and dad have passed away now but I have my memories, which I have shared with you.

A memory shared by Christine Burton , on Sep 20th, 2012.

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