Blockley, High Street c.1950
Memories of Blockley
I remember singing in the church choir with Miss Stanley. Also going to school with Brenda Hopkins, Beryl and Sybil Pither. Derek Hale was MY brother. He died aged 21. I remember dressing up as a flower with Jenny Winters for the Coronation.
My great-grandfather I found out worked on the Blockley railway line, this was a great history find for me. After thinking that he worked on the land around blockley, I found my listing wrong. But just knowing what he did back in 1800s is a great result for me and my family history file for my family. As for his wife I still ...Read full memory
Hello, my Great-Grandmother worked in Blockley silk mill. Her name was Emma Taplin, then she went on to marry a West. Her family lived in Paxford and her father worked on the Blockley railway. I only live down the road from Blockley, I found the silk mill Emma and her sister Anna Taplin worked. It felt lovely walking down ...Read full memory
I remember the Railway Inn, waiting for Mum & Dad with a bottle of coke and a bag of Smiths crisps outside.