Witley, Whitaker Wright's Tomb 1906
Memories of Witley
My great grandfather lived in and owned Lea Park and I am interested in the history of this wonderful building. My father Austin Stone wrote in one of his crime novels of the underwater fountain in the lake?! Any information and records/photographs would be most gratefully received.
As a child on holiday with my aunts, uncles and grandma who lived at Northfields (where the post office is situated by the main road), I would spend many happy times buying pens, pencils, notebooks etc. I remember a Mr Bannister used to run the shop then.
BUTCHERS SHOP, WITLEY. My mother and father ran the butchers shop in Wheeler Street, Doris and Mick McCullough, from 1936 to 1953. I remember the sweet shop next door (Fairfields) and the Co-op opposite (now Witley Wines). There was also Crossways Stores. I wonder if anyone else can remember my parents or maybe ...Read full memory
My memories are all in the mid 1950s when I used to visit my grandma and aunts and uncles. My father is commemorated on this war memorial and the vase seen on the left was one his brother had placed there. It was always filled with flowers until later on, after my uncle died, it was put on the family grave.