North Foreland Lodge c1955, Sherfield-On-Loddon
Memories of North Foreland Lodge c1955, Sherfield-On-Loddon
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Sherfield-On-Loddon & local memories
Read and share memories of Sherfield-On-Loddon and Hampshire inspired by Frith photos.
I lived in the village from the age of 9 years to 11 years. My parents were Norman and Dorothy Gower, and my dad was the manager of John Miller's the grocery store, across from the White Horse pub. Our next door neighbours were Mr and Mrs Bullpit who lived in a thatched cottage. Amy, their only daughter, worked for my dad.
My best friend name was Norma Shelvey. I rang the belles at the local church, I was the youngest. I attended the village school, and then went on to one in Basingstoke. I would put my pocket money in the savings bank which was in the post office across the road on a Saturday, and by the afternoon take it out to buy something. Those 2 years were very happy for me as a child. We moved back to North London where I lived until I married in 1966 and then moved to Washington DC in the USA. I now live in Florida. I would love to hear... Read more
Sherfield Post Office
My wife and I owned Sherfield-on-Loddon post office (pictured far left) from July 1991 until July 1999. In 1992 the shop front pictured was extended out into the garden about 15 feet and a complete refit undertaken. We did, however, retain the hand made sign over the shop front which was renovated and rehung on the new part of the building.
We had our daughter and son whilst we were living there and Sherfield will always hold a special place in our memories.
Memories of Sherfield in The 1960s
It was lovely to come across this page. We lived in Sherfield-on-Loddon from 1961 to 1969 and my parents ran the village store (known then as The Stores) and the picture would have been taken from outside our shop. I don't know how long Norma (who wrote the previous memory) lived there before us, but our neighbours were also Mr and Mrs Bulpit so they may have been the same ones. I have lots of memories from those days as a teenager and we used to use that phone-box in the picture to tap out numbers and get calls for free. On Saturday mornings I would work in the shop (the pay was 2/6 per hour), we cut our own cheese and bacon and wrapped them in greaseproof paper, when I first moved there we gave customers individual service but converted to self-service later. We sold all sorts of things including paraffin and wellie-boots. On Saturday afternoons we would watch some of the local... Read more