Bovingdon, High Street And The Ryder Memorial c.1965
Memories of Bovingdon
I remember moving to Bovingdon in 1965, we lived in Austin's Mead (they were the houses for the R.A.F. families). My name was Andrea Jackson then, I was about 7 yrs old. The local doctor was Dr. Anderson. At the bottom of Austin's Mead there was an old forge.
The shop at the top left (now the Chinese Takeaway) was, I think, Wards the Greengrocers, the second shop down was Graingers the Newsagents (now Pendley Estate Agents). The newsagents was run by Mr & Mrs. Gadd, who lived above the shop. The garage was used to dispense the daily newspapers to the paperboys. ...Read full memory
The account by Anne Broomehead is partly correct but jumbled, having lived in Bovingdon since 1960 and worked for Mr Grainger as a paperboy, and knew Ted Gadd like an old "uncle", this is the correct version. The paper shop was where the travel agents stood before giving way to demolition, and it was behind this ...Read full memory