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Memories of Whiteshill
22 Church Street
I lived at 22 Church Street until 1963. My family moved from there in November 1963 as the property was being demolished to make way for a car park! I remember watching from the bedroom window a huge fire which burnt down the Gaumont Cinema.
Can You Help?
I am looking for some further information regarding my family history in Stroud. This is all a stab in the dark! I am led to believe that my grandfather (Raymond Frederick Spencer), owned a bootmaking business either in 'Acre Street' located on the corner adjacent to Castle Street where they lived (No.1), or the business could have been located elsewhere in the centre of town?
I was sent to a childrens' home in Stroud in 1955/6 and left in 1959 as my mother had TB of the lung and was in the nearby Standish Hospital. I have quite a few memories of this home - not all of them good!
I am not sure whether the home was called Rodborough or Roxborough house but it was situated on the edge of Rodborough Common and there was an infants/junior school at the end of the drive.
I would love to know more about the home; who had previously owned it, when did it become a childrens home etc etc?
If there are photographs available - I would appreciate that too - I remember a very large garden with a large paddling pool in the front - only used once whilst I was there!
Does anyone have any knowledge of this place - were you there also???
I would love to know more to help my memories.
Sallyanne Williams nee Butt
RE CHILDRENS HOME
My dad Roy Taylor was at a childrens' home. He never knew whether it was called Rodbrough or Roxborough House either. He would have been there in the 1950s. He often mentions The Black Boys School which was as it was known and was nearby. I will ask him what else he remembers.
Children Home in Stroud
I was taken to the home by a lady in uniform from Hystfield, near Berkeley, Glos. I had no idea where I was going and how long I was going to be there. The reason I taken there was that my mum was ill and in hospital and the authorities thought it would be a good idea to put me into a home until my mum got better. All I can remember is being driven into Stroud and once in Stroud going right up a small road , through some gates and stopping at the side of this big house. I was taken inside to a big hall and then to where I was going to sleep. I was taken through a wide door and left up the this big wooden stairs with a wide bannister which I and many other children used to slide down. The dormitory had a lot of grey metal beds and mine was near the door. I cannot remember if was mixed or where the... Read more