Memories of Arlesey

My 1st Job

In the mid 50s my grandparents moved from Bedwas S Wales on retiring from the local colliery. He chose Arlesey and moved in next door to his sister, Olwen, on Station Rd no 21. I also had another great aunt, Beatrice, she lived over the line and down the lane and had about 200 chickens and some pigs. I loved the smell of the hot ...Read full memory

A memory of Arlesey by Rhys Jenkins

Early Days

I remember Arlesey with great affection where I lived in Hospital Road from 1941 to 1950. I attended the village school next to the Three Tuns pub, leaving at 14 to become a trainee lab. assistant in the path. lab. of the local Fairfield Hospital and gained the nick name, "professor" from my old school mates. Entertainment was the ...Read full memory

A memory of Arlesey by Bill Witney

Fairfield Hospital

I was a patient in Fairfield Hospital in 1969 and I made many friends in there with other patients and also with workers who lived in Arlesey. They all helped in my recovery and I am 75 now and have never looked back. Thanks Arlesy.

A memory of Arlesey

The Lake

THE LAKE as we called it was the other side of the bunny hills, brings back memories of our childhood. The house nearby was once occupied by the Manager of the brick company, that dug out the clay that created the lake, he was our great Grand dad Aaron Gibbs, he died long before I was born but our Granny Hay was his daughter, she ...Read full memory

A memory of Arlesey by Michael Smith

Arlesey Bedfordshire

When my dad was demobbed after the war in 1946, we had to move back to London because of his job. We had all our funiture put on a lorry, and the local publican, a Ted Bland, delivered us to a requestioned place over a shop in Hornsey Road, Holloway, Islington, London. This became the second phase in my wonderful ...Read full memory

A memory of Arlesey by Michael Smith

Wonderful Childhood In Arlesey House 19401946

I was born in Arlesey in 1940 in the large house next to St Peter's church, it was a lovely old place. My mother took my brother Ted and sister Marion to Arlesey when things started to get bad in Islington, London. I was born November 14th 1940, the night the Germans bombed Coventry. They said the ...Read full memory

A memory of Arlesey by Michael Smith

My Dad Dennis

Hello. My dad was born in Arlesey 1926 at 77 High Street, his name is Dennis James Saunderson. His mother was Ada Lillian Saunderson and his father was Arthur Taleyson Jones, they married in Biggleswade registry office December 24th 1924. My grandfather disappered after 1926, and his mother went back to her maiden name. I would ...Read full memory

A memory of Arlesey by Denise Charter

Asylum Road Arlesey

Alma Allen was born at home in Asylum Road, Arlesey, now called Hospital Road. They later moved in with Herbert's dad, Big Jim, who lived in the Gothic Farm House that was at the bottom of the yet to be built Lynton Avenue. One day her little brother George got out and was found cuddling the huge shire horse's leg. This ...Read full memory

A memory of Arlesey by Clive Lombari

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