Devizes, The Brittox c.1960

Memories of Devizes

The Crammer Devizes

As a small child I would stay with my Gr Gr Aunts and Uncle in their three storey house with a door just like No.10 Downing Street the house was in Southbroom Road near the not far from the roundabout that is there today. ...Read full memory

A memory of Devizes by Anne Parsons

Prison Buildings By Side Of Canal

Hello, My name is John Ryan and I can remember Devizes when I was evacuated there in 1940 from Tilbury Essex. I was 11 years old. I can remember where we all assembled in what I think was the Catholic school, ...Read full memory

A memory of Devizes by John Ryan

Quaker's Walk

I was employed to fell the elm trees lining the walk during the Dutch Elm disease crisis that cleared so many beautiful trees from a lovely area. My only consolation was the glorious view up to Oliver's Castle which is now sadly blocked by housing estates.

A memory of Devizes by Tim Evans

Notes From The Frith Files.

During WW2 the hut at the top of the building provided shelter from the weather for members of the Observer Corps later known as The Royal Observer Corps.

A memory of Devizes
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These buildings are listed, and the upper floors remain unaltered since their erection in the 18th century. Look above the shop fronts of Timothy Whites, Baxters and Hiltons on the left and see the fine brickwork, the stone quoins and the sash windows.

This is an excerpt from Devizes Town and City Memories, by Dee La Vardera

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