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Growing up Fun!

The Village c1960, Willoughby
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My memory year was at Willoughby Charity Church of England School, where I remember all the friends I used to live with and went to the same school with. It was good fun,growing up days! Long hot summers, having to find things to do - one week it was making bows and arrows, then conkers, then catching newts in the pond in the field, going A.W.O.L across the fields and not coming back for hours, then in later years buying my first moped and riding for days up on the old railway with my best mate Colin Miller. Oh such memories!

Old Vicarage

My first memory of Willoughby I think was during the 1980s, it was when David Sole of 'Starsky and Hutch' fame rented the Old Vicarage for a stay in England - it was a Saturday night and he had invited villagers to a party that he was holding. As I didn't live in the village at that time I obviously wasn't invited, but I do remember the feeling of excitment, and I did see a video of him and his guests going along Lower Street, Willoughby. I'm sure some residents who live in Willoughby will have clearer memories of the party than me, there must be some residents who actually went to the party.

Junior School

I was at the Junior School on School Street, Hillmorton, Rugby (it was 'lovingly' known as 'The Old Dump'). I haven't been able to find any pictures of it. I've been telling my husband and children about the building. It had outside toilets at the other side of the playground, which froze throughout the winter and an oil heater in every classroom! We didn't have a field or any grass at all, just a playground. If anyone has (or knows of) any pictures of this school, could you please make contact with me.


St Marie's Church c1955, Rugby
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Not exactly a memory but my mum and dad were married here in 1955. My dad went to the little school that was/is just to the left of this picture ! My grandparents, two uncles and an aunt are buried there now, just to the left!

Foxleys Jewellers

Regent Street 1922, Rugby
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This is my grandad's and his family's old shop. They don't own it any longer but the shop and name still remain the same and there was a chain of them and think there still is.

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