An Interlude In Buckfastleigh And Buckfast

A Memory of Buckfast

I remember being a pupil at the little Buckfast school, now St Mary's primary. I presume it was the same then but can't remember. It was in the early to mid 1950s and I have a photo of what I think is a school play there. I think that I am in the photo but cannot be sure. Anyone remember milk tablets?
We lived in Buckfastleigh at the time, my mother, my sister and me. It was a very dark and pokey little terrace cottage at the western end of the town. I can remember we had a copper basin in the backyard that mother used to do the washing in. As far as I recall she filled it with water and lit a fire underneath it.
For a while too, we lived in a caravan in the small park by the bridge near the railway station. Not sure what's there now.

A memory shared by Peter Chave , on May 23rd, 2010.

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