Cheshunt, St Mary's Parish Church c.1965
Memories of Cheshunt, St Mary's Parish Church c1965
Re: St Mary's wednesday morning church service at Dewhurst Secondary as it was known in those days, I remember Stan Mathews falling asleep on his knees as in prayer. My mother now lives in the alms house next to the church, so every time i go back to visit it breaks my heart to see how much it's changing. I say for the worse, I mean you have only got to look at Broomer Cottage. It had a wonderfull garden, now it's houses, very sad, although Churchgate is supposed to be a historic area I have fond memories of Whithern Park with all the grass and pathways kept to great degree of tidyness. I remember being chased off the grass by the Parky as we called him, I think his name was Brian, then when I went to the park last ...Read full memory
Like many young folks of the 1960s who grew up in Cheshunt churchgate area, when the time came to marry you almost always chose St Mary's as the place to have your wedding. It is a lovely old church. I also have happy memories of going to church on Wednesday mornings as I was a student, or pupil as we were called back in those days, at St Mary's School which was (and still is for a little longer before it is pulled down to make way for a bigger school further on up the road) - part of the school life for those of us at St Mary's, and it made a welcome break from practical maths and English lessons. If I cast my mind back to school days of the 1960s I can still taste that high church incense ...Read full memory
Memories of Cheshunt
Yes Valerie - I too have a similar memory of the day I walked home from Cheshunt Secondary School on my last ever day. The sun was always high over Grundy Park during the summer months, and shone down directly onto your neck and head as you walked up Windmill Lane to the Old Pond. That memory of the sun burning your skin as you ...Read full memory
I remember back in the early 1960s walking along Dalaware Road and looking into the open doors of the Lotus factory while they were assembling Lotus Cortinas. This meant nothing to me then, but now I am a petrol head and like cars.
Hello ! Does any one in cheshunt remember the comrade club in Bridge Street Waltham cross. The secretary of the club was Bill Jamieson I know the club is still there and Bjill Jamiesons portrate and banjo still hang over the bar , Bill and his wife Mabs use to live opposite the club. If anyone remembers the ...Read full memory
My parents had a wallpaper and paint shop on the corner of High Street and Delamare Road. The business name was J & J Swannell. We later sold the shop lease to Henry Tilly.