Memories of Brockenhurst
My Great Grandfather J.T. Bull was the Local Blacksmith in the Village, my Mother Regina his grandaughter was born there 1929..The Bull Family were also the Publican's of the Railway Inn formerly known. Now the Snakecatcher Inn close to the train gates on the main road to Lymington. John Thomas Bull also ran the Point to Point Shows in the 1930's in the Viliage.. Way before the New Forest Show.
Went to Brock from 1955 to 1960 and had a nickname 'Heap' for obvious reasons - I was rather large. Remember playing for the School Cricket team. Also remember a lot of lovely looking girls... wish I hadn't been so shy.
My dad is Sam Collins who lived at Wisteria Cottage on railway crossing. He was born there in 1926 and left to join the army in 1943. He is 84 years old now and lives in Maidenhead, Berks. His memory of this photo is that the shop, with sun blind was a butchers shop. This was owned by Mr Gosling and the large house next door was his home and not a pub. He remembers the thatched house being occupied by a family called Reid (Read maybe).
Is anyone able to tell me the name of what I presume is a Pub in the photo (just after the thatched cottage) - I am researching my family history and find all my ancestors come from Brockenhurst and the surrounding areas. I would be grateful if anyone was able to enlighten me about this pub name.