St Neots, Roper's Shop, Cambridge Street c.1965
Memories of St Neots, Roper's Shop, Cambridge Street c1965
I lived in The Angel opposite and spent all of my pennies in Roper's. I remember big Fred with much fondness.
Memories of St Neots
My grandfather, Charles Lawrence, was manager of the St Neots paper mill during much of the 1940s. He formerly worked at the Dover mill and brought a great many workers from there to St Neots in (I believe) 1939. While at St Neots, he and my grandmother resided in a lovely house on the banks of the Ouse in ...Read full memory
My family moved to Ferrers Avenue in the late 50's and I still remember most of the people who lived there. In the days before both sides were cluttered up with parked cars we would play rounders using 4 trees as posts, all the children and a some of their parents would take part. Chips from the van and fizzy drinks from the ...Read full memory
My great-grandfather Ogilvie Bricknall was the manager of this mill at the turn of the century. He was a great papermaker and had moved to St Neots with his family from Longforgan in Perthshire. His son James was assistant manager in 1911 and the mill employed his two daughters as clerks.
My father, Mr Childerley, worked here during the mid 50's serving as an apprentice carpenter, working for the firm Evans and Sons in Cambridge Street. A school master lived in the Jeweller's before the work was carried out. Dad thinks the master was called Mr Gilson. When the restoration work was being carried out in ...Read full memory