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Trying to Find A Lost Relative
Hello, my name is Rhonda. This isn't a memory but I'm looking for someone very special that my mum lost contact with back in 1981; his name was Merrick (I think surname was something like Dowel). Merrick is a very rare name and he was meant to have worked in a pub or something like that. If anyone has any information please could someone email me on firstname.lastname@example.org I would really appreciate the help. Thank you to anyone who has taken time to read this. Rhonda
Freezing Weather, in July.
After a bus ride to Hoylake with my teenage friends (Mark Faulkner, Peter Wilson, Jayne Hanna, Peter and Robert Lacey and Jacqueline Pearce), we donned our suits and jumped into the freeeeezing white capped waters of the Pool; this was in July, 1977. We about near froze to death but insisted on getting in for a swim.
Was This my Place of Birth?
On my original birth cert the above is listed as my place of birth. I was adopted but it seems born in Bath. I have always wanted to see where I was born - alas it is too late but I hope I have located the spot. I would love to hear from anyone who has a similar experience or who has a little more information.
People in Welling in '55 - '59
Welling was my home town; I was born in Westwood Lane in 1944 and went to Hook Lane and Westwood Schools. I can remember walking to Hook Lane school passing Leons, it was a clothes shop in Bellegrove Rd. Also a little bakery called Fisons, we used to get our hot cross buns there and yes they were "hot" when we bought them! Opposite was Contobs the sweet shop, a chemist and" Bert " used to sell newspapers on the corner by Central Ave. He was a dwarf and used to ride a three wheeler bike. There was a girl called Edna who lived behind the shops in Bellegrove Road, you had to go "up a slope" near the pet shop. Does anyone remember her? Then there was a big white house where the 'Kings' lived; Lydia, Cassie, Levi and the rest of the family but can't remember their names right now. Reg Foster was a friend of my sister and I, a really nice fellow and a great dancer at the Embassy in our early teens. If anyone remembers any of the people I've mentioned and would like to reply it would be lovely to hear from you. My name was Reid in those days and at school I was known as the 'Reid twins'. My brother's name was John or Colin (that was his middle name) and my older sister was Margaret. Great days...Barbara Reid.
My Dad's House
My father, William Walter Inge (1907 -1991), was born here. He was one of two boys and three girls, and always had fond memories of Holmwood, so much so that the house I was born in, in Rugby, was named Holmwood, too. I'd love to know, does the house still stand and what does it look like now?
My friend, Joyce Bennet, and I were able to go inside Bersham Hall with the caretaker at that time it was beautiful inside. The staircase was breath-taking with tiles in the large hall, it had been closed as a home for unmarried mothers (as it was called at that time), now named single parents. The rooms still had the single beds in them, unmade and lots of baby clothes in another room. Later, it opened as a home for boys, not a lot seems to have changed to the outside of the house.
Hi there, can anyone out there remember Barbara and Donald McKay who ran the Kingfisher Pub? Think Donald was a footballer before-hand! Could have been the 60's, 70's or 80's. Please get in touch with any info, thanks.
I lived in 11 Hayes Lane and have wonderful memories of the house and the garden which my father took beautiful care of. I have a hazy memory of a large mansion fire, burning in the distance which we could see from our upstairs windows. I also remember there was a train crash and my dad gave a survivor his raincoat to keep him warm, I must have been about seven at the time. I remember the big snow storm of 1947; freezing fingers in frozen hand-knitted gloves. I went to Kenley Primary where I got a bracelet from my first beau! And I remember a long walk home from school. I loved that beautiful Victorian house and garden. So many memories there. Wish we hadn't moved!
Hyde End Corner
So wish I could find more photos of Hyde End Corner because my late mum lived in the end house, the one with a shop window, the year approx. 1940. She had a well in the garden on the large piece of land to the side. Has anyone photos of this house? It would be nice to see it at different angles.
Uncle Jimmy's Caravan
My uncle, Jimmy, had a caravan berthed in McIntyres boat yard. I remember there was another caravan next to my uncles, the family I cannot remember their name, but they had two daughters who were called Iris and Ruby. The reason I remember their names is their dad named the small boat they had after them. I'm now 58 years old and I often think of Iris and Ruby. Another name I remember from the sixties in Port Bannatyne is Danny. Danny was wheelchair bound, but I remember walking along the front, chatting away with Danny. He knew everything about Rothesay and Port Bannatyne. I also remember my uncle, Tommy, had a flat just off Ministers Brae in Rothesay. When I was 13 years old my mother had to call a doctor in the early hours, a Dr Campbell came out, he was an exchange doctor, he was Canadian and the doctor from Rothesay went to Canada for a while. When I was 18, I used to be a regular at the Palace bar, Archie and Ellen owned this pub, great atmosphere with the locals, Squire lived next door to the pub. I had a lot of happy memories of this beautiful island, the late Lena Zaveroni, Jim Baxter (the Rangers idol). I hope to return to the island one day and visit my old haunts. Thank you The Isles of Bute for my memories. Regards, Bill
Riddlesdown Secondary School 1961-66
Mr Humphreys did indeed marry Miss Graham and he was the art teacher. Mr Mackay used to start every sentence with "ah zumm, boys and girls". I can also recall putting the RI teachers (Mr Hay) bike up on the roof of the office block once. Does anyone remember Mr Parker or Mrs Grimson?
Old School Mates
Hi, I attended Dartford East Secondary School from 1957 to 1961, C stream. Would be good to know what's happened to Micky Worsfold, Dave Winters, Silvia Willard, Dave King and many more.... I lived at Temple Hill and St Vincent's Rd Hope you all well. David L
Living in Abergwynfi
I was born in 1949 in Abergynfi at 3 Heol y Felin in my grandparents house (Edith and Len Radford). I lived there till I was 4 then moved to Croeserw until 1966, then moved to Nottinghamshire when Duffryn Rhondda pit closed. I have 17 years of good and fond memories when I lived down there.
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