Memories of Astwood Bank
This church is where my grandparents and parents are all buried and opposite my aunt and uncle live. It brings back many family weddings and also when we were home from Africa the services we used to attend here. My father John was a choir boy here and so were my aunt and my grandfather Vic. I can also remember attending the local school just down the road where also many members of my family have attended in the past. My grandparents used to live in Evesham Road next to the garage. I have so many wonderful memories of Astwood Bank and seeing the photos has just broght them all flooding back. I wonder if in the photo of the playing field if any of those children could have been my cousins, it was the right era for them.
It was so interesting to find a few photos of old Astwood Bank on here. I moved to the village when my mother married my step father, Jesse Bradley, in 1964. We lived at 21 High Street and I got a job at the Co-operative grocery store on Evesham Road. The manager then was Harry Pearson and he lived with his sister and brother-in-law in the little cottage next to the shop. Gladys Harman was the accounts lady and Rene Bishop worked on the bakery counter. I worked on the grocery side with Des Potter and Betty Winkfield. It seemed like a huge shop at the time but I realise now that it was actually quite small! There was a a large clock hanging outside the shop and an archway at the side led to ...Read full memory