Whitchurch, Mr Robertson Justice's House c.1955
Memories of Whitchurch
I knew Len and Mary as a child. They were both good people. My Dad was Frank Wigmore and he was also a butcher in Whitchurch. Mary's maiden name was Ashfield and she originally ran a sweet shop on the corner next to the what was Hides Ironmongery shop. I thought she was wonderfull ! The hardware shop was later ...Read full memory
I served 22 months in the army camp in Whitchurch & I go back at least once a year to refresh my memories of a beautiful town. My eldest daughter Dawn was born there in 1957. I loved the walks around the area & the shops..My wife Betty & I used to go to the coffee bar, then the cinema.Dawn was christened at the ...Read full memory
My husband (Tony Coleman), was at The Gables Childrens Home in Whitchurch. Does anyone remember this Home; he can remember a boy called Terry Birt. He thinks he was there in the early 50's. Anyone remember The Gables?
The day of my nan's funeral, a goods train from Newbury's brakes failed, and the signalman switched the train to another track, thus averting a major disaster as a passenger train that was nearly full was heading into Whitchurch from Eastleigh on the same track. I remember seeing the massive black engine rolled on ...Read full memory