Whitchurch, St Alkmund's Church c.1955
Memories of Whitchurch
My name is Selwyn Ball, I was also a border at Whitchurch Grammar School in the fifties, and i well remember . Ian Jolly, James Cracknell, Malcome Davidson, and many others .We in fact shared the same dorm. I was a poor scholar and consistantly held my position of bottom of the class through the years. I really didn't fit in to ...Read full memory
I went to Whitchurch Grammar School as a boarder and we went to church every Sunday in crocodile fashion. We all put one penny in the collection! On Saturdays we went to Woolworths, the best shop -and bought licorice comfits for sixpence a quarter and an aero bar for sixpence also. There was a cafe in Green End which had a ...Read full memory
Approximately around the 1950s it was decided to fill in the canal from the Wharf to the junction at Wrexham Road via Chemistry Lane. Most of the canal fill material was household and business rubbish but to us young boys playing in the area the attraction was the military equipment that had been discarded by the ...Read full memory
The house in the centre of this photo, Mill House, was the childhood home of my Great Grandmother, Sarah Jane Bushnell. My mother said that a photo similar to this was displayed on trains to advertise beautiful British places and my Grandmother used to point it out as her mother's home. Some of my forebears worked in the Mill and the mill pond sadly took the life of at least one child.