Broadway Coaches

A Memory of Broadway

I was raised in Broadway from a baby until I married in 1970. My parents, Gordon and Joan Harrison owned and ran the Broadway Coaches Ltd at Yew Tree House, just above this photo. Behind the house we kept many coaches which took the local children to schools in the area and many day trips. My grandfather had a garage on the village green selling petrol and local taxis. we were always busy. The car in the picture looks like ours - it had 2 tone colours with white on the centre tyres. I used to race up and down this path on my foot scooter with my brother, we knew most people in the village and it was very happy days. There were all the shops you would want including a pet shop, centre of photo, below this a grocery shop then a vegetable shop and a wool, underwear, haberdashery shop and behind the car, Christine's Dress shop. Behind the artist was Arnolds general store and off license. I have since returned and would not live anywhere else.

Comments & feedback

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

Sign-in or Register now

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history & people?