Alton, The Round House c.1955

Alton, The Round House c.1955

Neg. A285006


Caption for Alton, the Round House c1955

The windowless stone-built village lock-up. A surprising number of these old roundhouse lock-ups survive, many in the villages of neighbouring Derbyshire. Even before the Great War business had been transferred to a 'much more commodious police station'.

Memories of Alton, the Round House c1955

Kingsley Holt....

Hi everyone ..So sorry that I don't have any photographs to show you all at this stage. But, I was born on Kingsley Holt on the 19th of December 1942. My dad was Frank Rainsford and my mother, Marion Rainsford (nee James) My dad used to work at Boltons as a turner on a capstain lathe at Froghall.. My grandad ,James, built and lived in the Mount at the top left of Whiston Bank. My short term memory is now somewhat lacking but my long term memory is sharp and bright. I walked every day over the Hastel to Kingsley School, my headmistress in 1946 was Mrs Shuffflebotham. My cousins were/are Malcolm James, Noreen James, Joan Stubbs (nee James) who I met up with a couple of weeks ago. Les

A memory of Alton by Les Rainsford

The Round House

This was always a special landmark to me. It fascinated me and I was very curious abou it and longed to look inside. I must have passed it most days whilst living in the village. The houses nearby were on the edge of an old quarry and I believe their back doors opened onto the quarry.

A memory of Alton by Elizabeth Green

Memories of Alton

Alton 2003

A quite recent memory but I visited in 2003 thanks to the kindness of my relative Josephine Dixon [dec.]. We are both related to the Byatt and Collis families from Alton. It was great to see where our family lived and worked, including the White Hart Inn [owned by George Collis and Susannah Clewley mid 1800s] and a ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by David Cassells

Alton In 1960's

I was born in Alton in 1945 went to St Johns Catholic School from 1950-61 and was taught by the nuns - I remember Sister Marie Theresa and Sister Peter. My dad's name was Fred and mum was Beattie. We use to shop at Byatts, bottom of high street and Co-op opposite, where my cousin Mary Watts worked. Just up from ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Frank Bowers

Mrs. Worthington

Mrs Worthington ran the shop and cafe. She sold some interesting bits and pieces besides sweets and ice cream. In the background is the pub run by the Parringtons. We often walked from home down to the cafe and treated ourselves to an ice cream in the summer. There were lots of walks around the area and so the cafe was popular with visitors.

A memory of Alton by Elizabeth Green

St. Peter's

As soon as we moved to the village we became members of St. Peter's church and attended most Sundays. Mr. Powell was the vicar. I remember seeing the 8 bells outside the church before they were hoisted into the tower. After Mr. Powell left my dad used to read one of the lessons most Sundays when the lay reader Peter Fisher took the services. Mr. Vincent became vicar after Mr. Powell.

A memory of Alton by Elizabeth Green
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