Memories of Brampton
I was raised in Mandeville Road where my mum and dad had lived since 1953, a year after the houses were completed. Ours was the last brick built, no 7, before they started building the pre-fab houses from steel frame and concrete panels. As an architect I know the density of modern estates, around 14 to 16 per acre is common now ...Read full memory
The building you can see behind the tree left of photo was the main guardroom. At the back was the offices of the RAF Police and the RAF Regt. Opposite their office entrance was a grassed area where we had a wonderful standing aircraft - a jet Provost. One day whilst sitting in the RAF Police office, I ...Read full memory
We moved into this house early 70s once the bank closed down and has been our family home ever since. You would enter the bank at the side of the house and growing up this room was our playroom all the main room and bedrooms had open fires but it was still freezing!
Does anyone remember the 'Valet' shop that used to be near the High Street entrance to the Village Park? It was sort of a haberdashers but the lady also used to take in dry cleaning and shoe mending. It was a portakabin type building and there was one lady who used to run it. I wish we'd taken a photo. We moved to Brampton around 1965 and I remember it being around for a while after that.