Box, The View From Ashley c.1965
Memories of Box
... Thelma Haines.
In the early 1960 I attended a girls school here....one of the most pleasant times of my childhood. Of course, the surround areas were enchanting and quite amazing for a young person from the Bahama Islands. I plan to visit again in the next year or two. The gardens were struggling while I was there, but the topiaries were magnificent.
This looks like it was taken from Browning's Garage. Up until the 1980s there were two motorcoach companies in Box, George Browning's at the corner of Devizes Road and Chapel Lane, and Millers on the High Street at the bottom of Chapel Lane. Browning's provided the school bus for Corsham comp when I was an 'inmate'. Now I see the garage site is a housing development called 'The Brownings'.
Do you remember the tall girl's name, would it be Jennifer? I used to stay with my gran in the school holidays. At the time we lived in Birmingham. My sister and I used to cycle for miles and would often spend all day in Box Woods and make a mess of the farmers field of cut hay by making dens, poor farmer.