Memories of Attleborough

Downes Family

Does anyone recall any of the Downes family who lived in Dodds Road? My grandad was Tommy Downes and his siblings were Isabel (Bella), Flo, Olive, Syd, Maud, Jim and Kate (possibly others). My great-grandparents were Albert and Rebecca Downes (nee Wells). I think Albert may have worked at the cider factory ...Read full memory

A memory of Attleborough by Lynn Reeve

Cards Bakery, Exchange St, Attleborough

I lived at the Bakery with mum, dad and Sandy, my sister from 1954 to 1966. Dad was initially a baker and confectioner but it was my mum, Marie, who ran the shop most of the time. My favourite memories are my early teens going to the Record Hop, Methodist Chapel Youth Club and the hall in ...Read full memory

For My Dad

I am writing this for my dad. He is 81 now. He lived in Attleborough until he was 11 yreas old. His name is Colin Whybrow, his dad was Harold Whybrow. Dad also had a sister Janet, and brothers Brian, Trevor, and Ernest who was later killed in France in the Second World War. If any one remembers any of the family please reply.   

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