Memories of Bidford-on-Avon

The Masons Arms Later To Be The Anglo Saxon

Somebody going to the pub. well this is Bidford. Masons Arms on the left and The White Lion on the right. My parents, Alick and Iris, ran 'The Anglo' from 1969 to 1987. Too many memories to recount. What a fantastic 18 years we had!!!!! Anybody remember 'The Bidford Triangle'? THE ...Read full memory

This Was My House!

My name is Carol Sweetzer O'Brien.... and yes this is Sweetzer's shop on the right and my house Bell Court.

Newcomers

The Rileys moved to Bidford in 1959, rented rooms at Arther Stilgos in Grafton Lane, when I was 13.  I had a paper round for the Sweetzers and attended school in Victoria Road, ah, seems like only yesterday. Alan Riley I now live in cornwall

My Home Town

Sweetzers shop on the right - used to get our ice cream and sweets from there on Saturday nights after seeing Aston Villa in Birmingham. Dad would always treat us with fish and chips, ice cream and some bon bons .. great days. Just before the shop on the right is the entrance for the village library. Mum, my sister and ...Read full memory

My Home Town

The war memorial, the bank, the chemists and just in shot on the right is The Bulls Head which ran in my family for 3 generations My dad was born there and my gran, then my uncle ran it for years... Great memories of pub outings and Christmas mornings after church... I know this photo is before my time but all that's different are the cars.

My Home Town

A bit before my time, but I was born and bred in Bidford. The old Falcon Inn, in the background, I lived round the corner from there. Had a wonderful childhood in Bidford, alas I left to join the army in 1977 and only manage to go back on visits to my dad, who still lives in the same street. Not in shot on the left, is the Bulls Head pub where he was born.. Great memories of a great little place.

Once My Home

I lived here for two years in 1941/42.  My father rented it from Mrs Switzer who owned Bell Court.  I was ten years old and together with my parents was escaping the Birmingham bombing.  I used to fish from that very unstable veranda. We later rented a home on Grange Road in Bidford.    ...Read full memory

My Mother

MY NIECE USED TO LIVE NEAR THE CHURCH AND MY MOTHER STAYED THERE ON MANY OCCATIONS. MY MUM WOULD TAKE HER GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER FOR A WALK AROUND THE CHURCH AND SIT ON THE BENCH AT THE REAR OVERLOOKING THE RIVER. NOW MY MUM'S ASHES ARE BURIED JUST IN FRONT OF THE BENCH.

The Fishermans Rest

My nan and grandad Tom and Mary Edkins ran the fishermans rest in the mid 50s where my great grandfather uncle geoff and my dad lived. That could well be Geoff or my dad going in !!!!!!

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