Memories of Bury St Edmunds
In 1861 my Great, Great, Great Grandfather Charles Frederick Whiskin worked for the Steel family in their grocer's shop situated in the Butter Market. Charles came originally from Black Friars in London and was born in 1832. He learnt his trade from the Steels and went on to own his own shop in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire which he ran with his wife Susannah.
I married and moved to Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk in 1964. Lived for a while on Caravan site in Chedburgh, then moved to the caravan site in Eastgate Street. Worked for Childs Bakery, based at lower end of St. Adrews St. as a bread roundsman, driving a morris 1000 van. I then went to Betabake as a rounds man. Then Canon Foods, based on Eastern Way, then Brazil Foods. Then Harris Bacon Co. in Ipswich. Also worked for Bycraft Lighting based at Higham. Bury in those days was a quiet market town. One could travel from Chedburgh, through Horringer without passing another vehicle. I also worked for Marsham's Tyre Co. Based in the old Bakery in St. Andrews Street, first in the office, Colin was the manager, ...Read full memory
That was a surprise to suddenly see a photo' of the Boarding House I spent my secondary school years in. I actually loved the place - not every day perhaps, but measured over time it was a very formative part of my life. Best years of my life? Dunno, I've been a lucky boy and have enjoyed life one heck of a lot and still do. All the same, adolescence is when the patterns are made, and KEGS was a great place for patterning. Small enough to know everybody who attended, big enough to provide social and cultural reach. Staff were high quality, and while boys are boys, there were really good role models, and some guys I have never forgotten, even though I've never had any contact with them since school years. In addition, a ...Read full memory