Bebington, The Village 1936
Memories of Bebington, the Village 1936
My grandparents Mr Harry Thomas Gander & Mrs Louisa Jane Gander, retired as missionaries in India in 1954, having been in India from 1906 in the Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu and came to live in one of the little one bed bungalows in Bethany Crescent, number 9 I think? I remember as a child visiting them with my parents, we travelled all the way from Littlehampton, West Sussex. We went by train and had to cross London to Euston Station; we caught a steam train from there and sat in the first carriage behind the engine with our back to the engine. I fondly remember Bebington - the picture of the village is how I remember it - the shop with blinds pulled out on the left of picture was an old store, ...Read full memory
Memories of Bebington
I think I was around 6 or 7 when I went by coach to visit my grandmother in Bebington. My mother was Beryl (Betty) Mottershead, and going by her birth certificate she was born in 1923 at 20 Easton Road, Bebington to a William and Edith Mottershead, who died when she was very young. I don't think she had any brothers or ...Read full memory
I was born in Birkenhead and moved with mum and dad to Northern Ireland when I was about 6. My mum and dad's family lived in Birkenhead, Bebington and Bromborough. I was at my Nana's in Birkenhead and later Bebington for summer holidays. Once she, my Auntie Barbara, Uncle Eric and cousin Anne moved to ...Read full memory
I went to St Andrews school in the 80's in Townfield Lane. We were often taken here to see the writing on the back of the church wall where children years before had written their names. The original school was attached to the church I think. I was also married here in 2004.
How lovely to see the wall on the other side of the road. Now there is open space in front of the library.