Memories of Biggleswade

Family

I love this photo because it contains my parents and brothers. The man with his foot on the wheel of the pushchair is my dad, Don Webb, and the woman to his left is my mum, Mary. The small boy between them is my brother Ian and my other brother, Graham, is in the pushchair. Sadly, only Ian is still alive.

A memory of Biggleswade by matthewwebb

Ancester

I visited in 1990 and found an ancestors grave. I am a descendant of George Edward Capon. I now live in Australia. I have a 3rd cousin here too.

A memory of Biggleswade by Ann Peach

The Black Bear

In the late 50's early 60's my aunty Doreen and uncle Harold Willbye ran the Black Bear in Biggleswade. I loved going there, the old pub with stables out the back was fantastic as were the walks with their dog Dusty down by the river. We emigrated to Australia when I was 12 and a half, which was 50 years ago this year, but my fond memories of Biggleswade still remain.

A memory of Biggleswade by Trena Jones

Bad Memories

I am now 73 but still remember my time in the Boy's Home at Biggleswade. I cannot remember how old I was, possibly around 6 to 9. I remember it well because I and a few others ran away from the home because we were being bullied by an older boy by the name of (if my memory serves me correct) Richardson. We raided the larder ...Read full memory

A memory of Biggleswade

Homefields

I was at Homefieds 1964/66 and l remember Nigel. l also remember going to Rose Lane school with the strong smell of the brewery next door. l recall getting the cane by Mr Morgan the Headmaster on more than one occasion. And I can recall some of my classmates: Paul Owens, Christine, Julie, Denise, Robert and Terrence. l ...Read full memory

Childrens Home On London Road

I was in a children's home on London Road from about 1964 for about 3 years. I forget the name of the home, but I went to Shortmead Street School for a while, then Rose Lane, before ending up at Holmead. I used to go to the Catholic church near the Regal cinema, on a Sunday morning, and the Regal on a ...Read full memory

Biggleswade

From the age of 1 year to presently 62 years I have lived in the town. I remember the thriving market, the Regal and Empire cinemas, sadly now gone (see article in the Biggleswade Chronicle Jan 6th 2009 pages 22 & 23). This town has changed from a small market town where employment was as my late father working on the land ...Read full memory

A memory of Biggleswade by Steve Rook

Henry Tingey Ancester

My great grandfather Henry Tingey, was born November 18, 1819, in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.  He was the son of James Tingey and Elizabeth Boniss.  James and Elizabeth, and family later moved from Bigglewade, Bedfordshire, and moved Lower Caldecut near the 46th milestone from London in the perish of ...Read full memory

A memory of Biggleswade by Norton Cook

Shortmead Street School

I was born in Biggleswade in 1947 and left for Suffolk in 1957. I remember going to the infants school and then shortmead street. We did maypole dancing and got hit over the knuckles regularly by horrible teachers! Pretty harsh conditions, freezing cold classrooms. My mum Peg Davies worked in a dress shop in ...Read full memory

A memory of Biggleswade

Woolies

Does anyone remember or did you work with Madge Chessum, at Woolies, in the 50's / 60's ?

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