Bicester, Church Street c.1965
Memories of Bicester, Church Street c1965
My first job was at Bicester International Stores in August 1966. I was an apprentice grocer. My wages five pound ten shillings a week and I worked an extra half a day most weeks for thirty-seven and a half pence extra. I lived near Middle Claydon and used to cycle to Steeple Claydon railway station, leave my bike there (without locking it) and catch the train to Bicester. My first job was defrosting a Birdseye freezer, it was thick with frost. The town had a Tesco which we looked down on as we thought we were a cut above. When the area supervisor visited, if any part of the shop was untidy he told us off and said it looked like a Tesco (how times have changed). I have very happy memories of ...Read full memory
Only yesterday or so it seems, this lovely 12th century church and surroundings have not changed in decades, well worth a visit.
Memories of Bicester
I remember living at 12 Church Street when I married my first husband, and taking my baby James home there. This street remains as it has been for decades.
Did anyone go to Bicester Secondary School? I went there in 1964-1965, I was 14-15 years old and would have been in the 10th grade. I was the only American student, my father was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford. I had many friends, if you remember me.. Millie Venezia.. please email me.
I remember Bicester, my late sister Maureen used to work in Marys cafe,in 1970, I used to work in Preeces drapery I think it was called. we used to live on the RAF camp at Bicester, I remember many a happy hour hanging around the music store. Just reading this has brought back fond memories, My dad was a cpl in the RAF, I worked in the officers mess for a time,then we moved down south,
My Mum and I would call in to Mary's Cafe on a Friday morning to have scones and coffee. A wonderful experience in beautiful surroundings. Such a shame it no longer exists.