High Street c1965, Cowes
Memories of High Street c1965, Cowes
Hell And High Water!
I worked in my Aunts ladies wear shop (Kays), and remember being flodded when heavy rain combined with high tide caused the shop to have water running through from back to the front with my friend Maureen and myself sweeping the ensuing water out of the front door. In those days the floor was bare board and it soon dried out. As it was summer we thought it was good fun and no harm was caused.
Cowes & local memories
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Change of Use.
The building on the left became an amusement arcade in the early 1950s and then a dental surgery. Later it was demolished and replaced by a new building of flats and a new HQ related to Cowes week which was opened by Prince Philip in 2005.
Special Ladies,Special Island.
My late father Donald Jack Baker was born at Cowes on the 18/8/1910, he would later become my father in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe) on the 20/6/1940. Through no fault of our father we children grew up in homes and were later fostered out. All through the years we received little parcels from our grandmother and great grandmother Eva Irene, and Emily Ada Baker nee Baggs. I have recently stood at their unmarked graves and wept for what could not be, how I would have loved to embrace them and thank them for all the kindness, and for the wonderful man who would become our father. At some stage my grandmother sent me a little disc for a neck chain, it had a little triangular flag on it and I understood from my father that this was the emblem of one of the yacht clubs on the island, I lost it in chicken litter and wept for months. Our father never returned to the island, but the island should know of... Read more