Clothall Common maps
Historic maps of Clothall Common and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Clothall Common maps
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Memories of Clothall Common
The Baldock Methodist Church
The towers at the back of this picture are of the Baldock Methodist Church, by the 1960/70's the shop in front was a gentleman's outfitters. I and my sisters, were christened in the Methodist Church here, and my Mum Valerie (nee Juffs) and Dad Frederick Cogar (1925 - 2000) were both church members, as were Mums parents before her (Stuart and Suzette Juffs). Stuart Juffs was a baker who owned his own bakery on Pinnocks Lane, Baldock. He died in 1961. I was born at home in Ashton's Lane, Baldock and lived there until 1960 when we moved to Royston.
The Chequers Pub
I remember when my nan had the Chequers. My Dad grew up there. We used to go there every Sunday and Nanna Bet would let us have crisps and a coke, in the old style glass bottles. Phil would give us a load of 10ps to go on the machines in the front bar and I thought it was brilliant. Does anyone remember or did you know my uncle who lived there, Billy Wilson? I also remember a lovely Scottish man called Mac who was always in the pub, he had a huge moustach - happy happy days x
I lived in the hostel in the 1960s and liked the area very much. I was a member of the working man's club, the cinema always had up to date films. The town boasted good pubs, there was plenty of work in nearby Letchworth. I had spells in Borg Warner, Emme's Plastic Moulding, Brand's Coatings and more. I heard most of what I mention is now gone.
Locating my Grandparents Grave in Hitchin/Letchworth.
I do not have a memory of Hitchin or the church, as I live in Canada, but I have a photo of my grandfather and grandmother's grave with a granite cross as a marker. They lived in Letchworth and my grandfather's name was William Tye, and my grandmother's name was Rosina. They are buried together and I am wondering if they were buried here. They died in 1920-1922 about, I wonder if their grave marker is still standing.
Late 1920's - Old School Called Radcliffe House?
My father went to a post-secondary school in Radwell about 1928 for further education, fitting him for going into a bank (his father wanted him to do it, but in the end he never did!). The family records say he went to Radcliffe House, but I can't find any trace of it.
Recollections of Letchworth Swimming Pool, From Mid 60's
As I look at this picture of the Letchworth swimming pool and notice the date is c1950… it would be only a few years later (mid 60’s) that my friends and I would cycle there with our towels and trunks fastened to the backs of our bikes (no expensive designer sports bags for us!). We’d padlock/chain our bikes outside the pool and hope that the worst that could happen to them is someone let our tyres down and nothing more. This picture captures the pool very much as it would have been when we were there. Usually we’d spend most of the summer holidays there. Getting out of the pool and then lying on the very hot floor to dry off on sunny hot days…Or if it was raining just staying in the water believing that the rain was actually causing the water temperature to rise. Of course if there was a lightning storm we were told to get out of the water. In the deep end there was a... Read more
Seeing the fountain in this picture brings back childhood memories from the 1950/60s of sailing boats up and down the paddling pool at weekends or when your parents took you down on a sunny afternoon. Summer fetes and funfair on the grass area between the paddling pool and Norton Way South, last but not least playing in the small wood behind the paddling pool before the Council cut it down and spoilt it!