Memories of Selby
I went to Flaxley Road Primary School until 1969. There was a single classroom to the front of the school run by Miss Reid, my grandmother's friend, I was scared stiff of her.
I lived in Kitchener Street as a child which is just around the corner of Flaxley Road to the left of the picture. There was a bakery next door for a while. I have great memories of the shops along Flaxley Road, such as the butchers which two old women seemed to run, the big grocery shop with its great smells, the women's fashion shop ...Read full memory
During 1943 we were evacuated to Kelfield after being bombed out in London and Manchester, being an RC our nearest RC school was St.Mary's in Selby. My sister (older by 2 years) I was 5 used to walk from Kelfield to Selby every day to school, we were able to get a bus back at 3.30 pm every school day (the last bus). On the way to ...Read full memory
We moved up to Selby from Swindon in 1960 and I went to Flaxley Road. Apart from having to lose my west country accent in double quick time in order to survive, I was put in Miss Reid's class which was a big shock to the system. Boy, was she loud and scary! I remember the daily "times tables' recital and how angry she got if you ...Read full memory