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1950, Early 60's

A Memory of Bramhall

Lived in Bramhall at 27 Maple Rd, opposite the Post Office. Like another contributer I can remember every room in our house and could walk round the garden blindfolded. Have so many memories of Bramhall. There was the matinee at the Tudor, and sometimes a visit in the evening. Can anyone remember 'ratty Ruby' who would flash her torch at you and ssh you in the Saturday flics if you dared make a noise. Playing on the rec, tobogganing at Benja Fold, Brownies at the scout hut. Spent a lot of time in the garden of Hillbrook Grange (sorry Frith it's not Hillfield), the old folks home, some lovely people there and still remembered by me. My gran was the Matron there. Went to school at Pownall Green then down to Highfield for the last two years. Had a great teacher there, Mr Williams, Mr Fox was the headmaster, Mrs Wilde the infants teacher and Mr Allport who emigrated to Australia. Also played in the park at Bramhall Park. When my mum was young (still going strong at 95 - Joyce Bradburn before marriage, then Mason) all they could do was look through the gates and see the peacocks. She has many many memories of Bramhall. She went to school in what was the library just before the railway bridge. I had a sister called Ann, also there was Lesley Howson, David Langhorne, Pat, Peter and Johnny Tweddle. David sadly died a long time ago. Gosh I really could go on - maybe another time. If someone reads this would be nice to know if we are remembered. I now live in West Wales and my sister and mum are still in Exeter, where we moved to in 1961. Happy Days. Cath Mason /Gardner

A memory shared by Catherine Gardner ( Mason) , on Nov 25th, 2013.

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