Memories of Beckington
Our first home was a ground floor bedsit at 40 Castle Corner opposite the castle. The old part of the road formed a hammer head and had three parking bays. One dark rainy winters night my husband parked outside and ran in to get his wallet. When he got back outside the car was gone. He ran out into the road and saw that it was in fact parked between two cars in the hammer head. He must have left it with the handbrake off and the camber of the road must have determined the line at which it travelled. Whether the two parked cars were already there or not we shall never know. He couldn't have parked it better if he had been behind the wheel.
I attended this school from 1951 -1958 and Mr Henry Francis Bailey ( with his wife Mary ) was always the head. At least till the time I left in 1958. They had one son Christopher who I believe wanted to become a teacher too. I could write a lot on the school because I knew it so well. What does not show in the pictures is the large coach house barn close by at the top of the drive way. This had huge wooden doors to seal it off and a small pedestrian door in one side. Behind was one of the main class rooms for seniors. Beyond this another smaller room called `The Cabin` which could be reached by steps leading down from outside. Above the Cabin was an empty room reached by a ladder on the wall which ...Read full memory
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