Memories of Blakeney
It's just great to look at the old pictures of Blakeney's High Street, it seems almost like yesterday when I used to walk from my gran's house in the row of cottages where the railway bridge used to be. We used to go on holiday every year from our house in Haverhill, Suffolk. I remember it used to take nearly all day ...Read full memory
My memory goes back to 1945, my surname was Virgo and I lived in Cluster Cottage next to the brook. I remember standing by the brook with my cat in my arms; I must have been about 4 years old. A man took a photo of the brook with me on it, it was on a post card. I went to High Street church, was in the choir ...Read full memory
When I was small, my brother and I used to play at the brooke near the school. I went too. We used to put our feet in the water and try to catch fish. When we were older and the waterfall was low we used to walk over it. There was pear trees on the same side where we lived we had fun with them, eating the pears. ...Read full memory
I cannot remember the exact years, about 1950, when my Mother and Father used to take me and my cousin for a walk from our house at Lensbrook Cottage through six fields (which is a public footpath), and arrive at Severn Bridge Hotel. We used to go into the clubroom and Mrs Gertie Harris, the Landlady would play the piano. This was a monthly event on a Sunday when the Coach parties used to come up from Wales because there weren't any Public houses open in Wales on a Sunday. We used to sit there listening to the music, with a glass of lemonade and a bag of crisps. Then when it closed walk the six fields back home. If I was lucky my Dad would give me a ride on his shoulders. I think this is what inspired my love of music. They were the good old days.