... 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.
When I was growing up in Box, Glovers Lane was nicknamed 'The Slip'. Some witty person always painted out the 'G' on the street sign.
Here we're looking towards Margaret Haines' shop which sold sweets, greeting cards and all sorts of sundries - and in the 1970s it was, I think, the only shop open in Box on a Sunday afternoon! Further down (past the - was it? - VG store) is Mr Bawtree's the barber, who had a handlebar moustache and used to sell 'something for the weekend' ...
This is a picture of myself with my sister and brother and my sister's friend. I was 13 years old. My sister Theo is the girl with the handbag, she was 9 years old and my brother John was 3 years old. We had been to the local store Bences and are standing outside the smallest pub in the county, The Chequers Inn. Our family ...Read full memory
I think the boy in the picture is my cousin Michael (Jake). He moved into 39 Bargates with his parents my aunt and uncle in 1955 one of the first residents. My aunt and uncle still live there.
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