Historic maps of Croxall and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Croxall maps
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Memories of Croxall
School And Adventures
Myself and my brother (Simon) moved here with our parents around 1989-90. We both attended Mary Howard School and made quite a few friends, and sadly after just one year we moved away again. It was a beautiful part of the countryside and I would like to get in contact with a few old school mates if they manage to read this. Both of our last names were 'Cummings' but mine has since changed to 'Matthews'. Please get in touch if you remember us, I would like to hear from you.
My Fond Memories of Alrewas
Hiya, I live in Alrewas with my parents, Mr Bill Williams, and Irene, from 1965 till they both passed away and are at rest in Alrewas Church. They both had a great number of friends in the village from Amateur Dramatics to Bill being the lay-peacher. Many fond memories flood back. Our last house, of 3 in Alrewas was the Old Stagecoach Inn, next to the Barkery at Church Road (by the enterance to the Mill). My bedroom was about 100 yards from the peal of bells, very nice ( but not so, if you had spend Saturday night at the Crown or the George)...Fondest wishes to anyone who lives in Alrewas or who was around and like me had the pleasure of knowing my Adopted parents Irene and Bill...... from Joe
11 Mill End Lane
I spent a lot of my teenage years in "The Cottage" as it was known in the family with my Aunt Ella (Jenkins). Her Father in Law was Sir Thomas Jenkins OBE, Mayor of Burton 1910. Shortcuts through the Church, The Crown bowling green next door giving acces to the canal - used to drag my canoe through to the rage of the bowlers ... was rethatched in about 61, I think, by Carl Bull a thatcher of note. Him and his wife worked as a team, him up top and Mrs Bull pitchforking the stooks up to him. He told me he did Anne Hathaways Cottage in Stratford - and I believed him - he was a Craftsman .... could go on for ever really.
It was always a real pleasure to pop into this old fashioned shop for any supplies and talk to Mrs D!
Having just stumbled across this website and viewed the photographs, I immediately went into nostalgia mode. I was born in Alrewas in 1938 in one of the small cottages in Main Street just down from Mansell's bridge, and then moved to The Old School House in Park Road the following year, where I spent the next 12 years. I have many memories of the village as it was in the 1940's and early 1950's, ranging from place names , shops, farms, business premises, and people. I can still recall most of my pals who grew up with me during this austere period during , and immediately after the War, and have many happy memories, and understandably a few unhappy ones. It would be wonderful to get in touch with anyone who remembers me from this perod to chat over old times, and to make comparisons with village life today.
So come on you Old Codgers get in touch.
The Kent Family
During the 1970s when I was a teenager, I drove my grandmother to Alrewas, Staffs as her family were from this village. We walked around the old church graveyard and found many stones with the name Kent. Inside the church there are two plaques dedicated to my great-grandmother. It was truley a wonderful experience.
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