Memories of Sutton In Ashfield

My Best Friend

I started work at Seal and Turners in 1960, on my first day I met my best friend Ann Head who was to be my friend for the rest of my life. When I was 58 I moved to Spain, and who should have moved there one month before but Ann and Ray miller my two best friends!

Bygone Years

I remember growing up in Coronation Street, and the air raid shelter on the field (now a pub).

Sutton Forest Side

I recall living at 163 Mansfield Road in 1947, when we had real winter, close to Kitty Hibberts shop, this is now a Chinese takeaway. Across the road was cobbler Betts Hut at the top of Barnes Street, on the opposite corner was a walled allotment owned by a Mr. Horace Slack, this allotment had several apple ...Read full memory

St. John Ambulance Association

Sutton in Ashfield History I am writing a book that follows the First World War experiences of my Great Grandfather, Albert Edward Wingrove. He used to have a Off Licence premises at 58 Outram Street in Sutton in Ashfield, pictured below with the name above the door. A Division of the St. John ...Read full memory

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