Memories of Whitchurch
My grandfather's surname was Waldren. He came from a large family in Whitchurch. His nephew Len owned a butcher's shop which I remember seeing as a child sometime in the 60s.
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
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?
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