Memories of Banbury

A Town Of Inbreds

1) Highest known amount of people infected with chlamadia in one place. 2) Most teenage pregnancies in all of Britain 3) EVERYONE here is on some kind of drugs, usually pills 4) This includes is right now, and we are primary school children 5) No1 cn spel 6) If you go into town there are an obscene amount of little ...Read full memory

A memory of Banbury by Brogan And Fred

I Was Confirmed Here In 1948

My Confirmation was in 1948 with 12 boys and 12 girls. Many years have passed since then.

A memory of Banbury by Dorothy Davis

Fishing On The Canal

I used to fish here quite a bit in the late 1960s. It was not far from the bus station.

A memory of Banbury by Leslie Sykes

The Flying Horse

I worked at the pub on Parson Street. Banbury is a great town, to remember crazy memories, like when you did not have any money then there would be no electric or TV. I remember St Mary's church bell practice was on Wednesday evening. When the Birds factory came to town the air smelled of coffee and people were complaining ...Read full memory

A memory of Banbury by Carol Jeacock

Admiral Holland Singers!

I am looking for anyone who has any memories of this group of singers and or photographs, they performed locally and were very popular, familiar names were David Gibbs, Ted Whale, Eric Hilton, George Mason, Dennis Jones. They sang in local pubs and I believe appeared once on television - ATV News! Any help with this ...Read full memory

A memory of Banbury by Denise Howes

1963 Till 1971

I used to go to this lovely swimming pool. I learnt to swim and dive here, and used to dive off the spring board.

A memory of Banbury by Leslie Sykes

St Mary's Church

I was confirmed at St Mary's in 1970 and I was also married in this church in 1979.

A memory of Banbury by Leslie Sykes

My Time At This Church

I was christened at this church. I was also a choir boy there. I was a choir boy there from 1965 to 1967.

A memory of Banbury by Leslie Sykes

St Johns Priory (Private Girls School)

I was a pupil at St Johns Priory, and whilst I did not appreciate it at the time, it was an amazing start in life. The Nuns were incredibly strict so we all studied hard. Our classes were really small, by the time I left at the age of 11 I think we only had about 10 people in the year/class. The two ...Read full memory

A memory of Banbury by Sarah Hartley

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