Devizes, The Brittox c.1960
Memories of Devizes
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 ...Read full memory
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.
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.
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 ...Read full memory
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