High Street c1960, Sandy
Memories of High Street c1960, Sandy
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Memories of Sandy
I lived in Sandy between about 1963 and 1979 and have seen changes even in that short time. It was a fairly quiet village when we first came in spite of the adjacent A1. I went to St Swithuns school in St Neots Road, then Sandy County Primary School and Sandye Place (Sec Mod) school. There wasn't an awful lot to do in those days, only the rec' or the Sandhills to go and play. The old corn mill was still standing, but it was overun with rats and mice - not a nice place to linger too long even just to look at the mill race and the cows in the surrounding fields. One of the best events of the year for me, was the annual Sandy Carnival, because the parade of floats which started on Western Way estate, we would sit on our front lawn and watch the parade start. Prior to electrification, the railway station at Sandy still had the quaint old fashioned gas lamps,(lovely and cosy... Read more
Seen every day but nearly always missed, was the sign above the hairdressers, the one with the shade down and owned by E. Curtis, it was still possible to see the sign at the top, just below the guttering, that said it was the site where the public could go and have a bath.