Shipton Moyne maps
Historic maps of Shipton Moyne and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Shipton Moyne maps
Shipton Moyne photos
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Shipton Moyne area books
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Memories of Shipton Moyne
My First Home
This is a photograph of the house where I was born.
My parents bought the house in Long Street, Tetbury when they got married in 1937, I was born in 1939 and my brother followed five years later.
This house is very old and very beautiful and fifty three years later I still miss it. The empty road on the photograph speaks volumes, because now it has disappeared under constant streams of HGV lorries, cars, white vans and everything else that has wheels. These narrow streets were not meant for all this heavy traffic, and is a recipe for disaster.
Another Chapter. 21 Church Street.
This picture of Church Street taken in 1949 is special to me as it shows my second home. My father bought the shop (shown third left) in 1948. The property was built around 1750 but unfortunately had lost most of the period features it might have had, but the garden made up for everything, it was HUGE, not the sort of garden usually found in the middle of a town. It had a beautiful stone-built summerhouse which we made into a play house. Unfortunately after my father's death my mother had to sell the property but not before my own child had been able to play in that wonderful garden.
Some time after moving in the new owners sold the garden to a builder.
Childhood Summer Hols
I visited my aunt and uncle for many years during the summer holidays. They lived in the house on the left of the photo. Their names were Charlie and Anne Jones. My other aunt lived nearby on Gumstool Hill. Her name was Kate Chappell. I have fond memories of my visits to Tetbury as a child.
I remember going to see an old family friend who lived in one of the houses on Chipping Steps. His name was Fred Cook. Fred was a very good friend of my dad's family (the Topps) who used to run Macfisheries on Market Street. My father Michael Topps, well his father Ernest and mother Norva, ran the business which is now a charity shop. Tetbury I call home even though I was not born there but my ancestors were.
I think that this is the correct year, but time marches on and memory plays tricks. I was a young soldier stationed about a mile or so away, taking a basic wireless course. I recall that there was a dance advertised in Upton and even though I was a terrible dancer (all feet), I walked to Upton with a buddy from camp. I noticed a very pretty girl who was not dancing and so asked her to dance, telling her that I was all feet. We got along famously and I found out that she was the daughter of the Railway Stationmaster. We had great times together and I recall one memorable date when we went to the Christmas Eve Service at Gloucester Cathedral. All too soon my course ended and I returned to Catterick. We corresponded for some time, but we finally drifted apart. I have very fond memories of that girl (whose name I will not mention in case she still lives around Upton... Read more
Here in Kemble Now, And I Love It.
I moved to the old side of Kemble last year, and the thing I love about the place, is that nothing is really a memory(ie: being in the past). The village seems to have remained unchanged, bar a couple of newer buildings, and the modern cars, for years - it's just like living in the 1950s! I love the place so much it's inspired me to create a Kemble Community Website where you'll find plenty of photos showing exactly what I mean about the place. Kris