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Memories of Milton
THE VILLAGE BOBBIES' CAR
My late father, Tom Jenkinson, was the village policeman in Repton from the early 50's until near his retirement in 1973. This photograph shows his car parked with others by the Arch. The old Ford Squire 60ARB.. I was very surprised to find it as I was working on the Frith jigsaw of this photograph!!
I j oined the Navy in 1947 along with one Ginger Cooper,who came from Repton.
On visits to his home during leaves his family were very good to me,[ food and
things]. His Dad worked at the School.
Ginger claimed the Drum Major of the school band could toss the Mace over
the Arch and catch it on the other side!
We live in Sycamore Farm which you can just see on the right of this picture.
The rest of Repton Road has certainly changed in the last 50+ years but Sycamore Farm is still there.
I would be interested in any old memories/pictures that people have of Sycamore Farm. There must be a few in the last few hundred years since the original part of the house was built.
Evacuee During The Second World War
Dear Mr Lord,
My sister Jean Marie Church and I, Marie Elizabeth Church, attended Findern School for four years plus during the Second World War. I was almost 7 years old, my sister almost 6 years old.
As I recall, Miss Cassandra Sanders was Head Teacher. She was my mentor, friend and companion. She took me under her wing and spent considerable time grooming me for the 11 Plus, though at the time I was not aware of this. Sadly, my parents for some reason I fail to understand, telegraphed that I was not to sit the examination. I was taken out of the class, sadly disappointed.
School was alwys so enjoyable that I cried when summer break came around.
At the time I visited Findern School, in 1999, Mrs Tully was Head Teacher.
Coincidentally, she was teaching her class about the evacuees, so my timing was great! She was most gracious!
Findern holds mixed memories, a few rather sad, but those of Findern School... Read more
I went to live in Findern in 1967,my first home after getting married in Crewe in Cheshire. My then husband and I had got jobs at Rolls Royce in Derby.
I have very fond memories of the village then. We lived in a newish three bedroomed bungalow on a small estate,which had open farmland beyond our largish back garden, and I think we paid about £2895 for such a lovely place. Our address was in East Lawn.
In 1971 my son was born whilst living in Findern,and my memories of having a child their will never leave me. It was the days of having a big coach built pram,and I spent every day taking my son for walks round the village, I use to go to the village shop, and the butchers and park up the pram outside,with our little terrier dog tied to the handle of the pram, and then walk maybe up longlands lane (before the new houses were there. I use to walk with the... Read more
Bretby was 'discovered' by my dad who liked to vary his route in Ashby to work at Burton Girls' Grammar School. Bretby is not exactly the-land-that-time-forgot, but it is a delightfully unspoilt oasis, despite its proximity to Burton-on-Trent. Rose Cottage was a dilapidated house in the middle of the village, near the Green. The house was originally the blacksmith's house, and it was next the old forge, which was a derelict shell of a building then.
My mum and dad took on the house and turned it into a home. Rose Cottage still has doors which my dad re-built, which have the original hinges made by the old blacksmith. There are exposed beams in the sitting room, and quirky features in the floors. But the most obvious change in the house is the garden. My dad, with my mum's help, planned and re-landscaped a sloping garden into a series of terraces, inspired by Capability Brown's principles. His now-failing health prevents him from working in the garden now - but be... Read more
Bretby Hall Hospital
My name is Brian Spray and I first saw Bretby Hall when I was 4 years old. I contracted Infantile Paralisis (Polio) in 1944 and was referred to see the lady doctor who practiced at Bretby, Dr Greason and Mr Lund. I spent 6 months on my first visit in 1948 and another 6 months in 1951. My next visit was in 1955, again 6 months. My last visit to stay was a year later in 1956, again another 6 months, in this stay I took my eleven plus. School was provided for a few hours a day and other activities to keep us busy ie pottery and basket making and painting. We had our own record player in the library. Every couple of weeks there was a concert or a picture show in the main hall. Every morning no matter what the weather we were pushed outside so the wards could be cleaned, we had a morning drink outside, coffee in summer and Bovril in winter. I have no... Read more