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Memories of Mixbury
Only A Year!
My name is Elena Zoerman. We were the American family that lived in the cottage right the across the street from the church. I loved that cottage. I remember one winter being snowed in and my sister and me playing in the snow. My father was Kenneth Million, he was in the United State Air Force and was stationed at the airbase of Upper Heyford! I remember having a milkman, meat man , produce man and even a bread man! I loved the country living. I remember Miss Rose down the street, she used to run the local post office. My sister and me would go down and talk to her for hours. My sister used to have these crushes on these boy. In the summertime we would go play snooker at the rec center in back of the church and I loved the long walks though the countryside. Sometimes I would ride my bike though the countryside or the next village and watch them play cricket. It was a... Read more
Mrs. Hatch's Store
I lived in a terraced cottage with a family named Hatch. Mrs. Hatch ran the grocers and the post office in 1969. My daughter Cassie was just over a year old and used to play on the porch between the house and the store. She would do the baby run to the other end and grab Mrs. Hatch's skirts and give her a hug and then laugh out loud and sit down in a plop. Mrs. Hatch was a lovely woman.
Nice to look at the old photos of Brackley as I was born here in 1963. I lived at 54 Manor Road for many years. I moved away for a while but it was nice to return. I used to ride motorbikes with a group of friends - Steve & Andy Fell & Mark Thomas to name a few. Id love to contact CHRIS & BARBARA BALL who emergrated to Oz with there new baby ZOE in the late 1970's. If there's anyone out there who remembers me wheelieing my green loud kawasaki up the High Street let me know???. Thank you for a nice web site ST
The End as A School
I can remember Feed My Lambs closing when we went up to the new school.
I did 3 years at this one, an old type of school - one door for boys and the other for girls. The heating was from coke burning boilers and it was good to be able to go out and get the coke. The other thing we lost when it closed was going across the playground to the outside toilets. Lovely in winter.
Greens Ironmonger (Hardware) Shop
In 1962 - 1964 I lived upstairs above Mr. Green's shop. I believe the number was 12 Market Square. I was a USAF Airman stationed at RAF Upper Heyford. Good memories. Mr. Green invited me to go with him to the British F-1 Grand Prix at Aintree as he knew I loved motor racing and spent many Sundays at Silverstone.
I wonder if any can help me? I am attempting to trace my mother-in-laws family history. I am trying to locate a John Horwood possibly born in Thorpe Manderveil around 1868, from his wedding certificate he married Ellen Francis Wootton on August 3rd 1896 at St. Peters church, Brackley. John Horwood’s occupation is shown as engine driver; it is thought he was a locomotive engine driver, a profession that apparently saw him killed in a railway accident around the time of his daughter Florence’s birth in 1897. From all accounts Ellen went on to marry and found happiness in life with an Edward 'Ted Collins'. Ellen Francis Wootton’s family may have owned a grocery shop in Brackley. Any help gratefully received.
Hinton in The 1970s
I came to Hinton a lot in the 1970s as my aunty and uncle, Mrs and Mrs Good, rented Yew Tree House and Brook Farm Cottage. Mr Good was stationed at Upper Heyford and was in the US Airforce. His wife Rita was my mum's sister. We came to stay at both cottages on and off until up to 1974 when they went back to the USA and I had many a happy time playing round the village with my cousin Eve, my sister and various other cousins. I can see that the village has changed somewhat now but I don't know if anyone remembers Seamus the red water spaniel owned by the people who lived opposite Yew Tree House, the Darvil family who farmed just behind the cottage (can't remember the name of their farm), the lady Mary who owned the ex race horse Smokey, Elsie the butcher who used to deliver round the village, and loads of things. It would be interesting if anyone has any memories of... Read more