Alconbury Memories

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Hi What a blast from the long long ago past. I grew up with my guardians Mr & Mrs Hagger of South Farm I was there from about 1943 to 1969 My friend was Pip Chattel (who I have recently been in contact) Also trying to contact Pat (?) who lived with old Mrs draper in the end cottage down South Farm lane (next (...Read full memory)

Along with my mother Ruby, I was evacuated to Alconbury on my birthday, 23 September 1940. Unknown to me, my paternal grandparents had already moved there and were in residence in Chapel Street. My Mum and I rented Granny Baxter’s cottage off Bell Lane, where we lived until moving to Corner Farm, (...Read full memory)

My name is Pamela Alston, nee Earley. I lived in Alconbury village from the age of 5 in 1943 till the age of 15 in 1953. I went to the village school and had an exellent education, much better than my college educated children. We lived at the Globe House and my father Walter Earley transported prisoners of war to work, I (...Read full memory)

On the 1887 map of Alconbury and its surroundings, there is a reference to the area between Alconbury and Alconbury Weston on Alconbury Brook as being 'Liable to Flooding'. This would have also applied to the areas of the village green and the High Street. On the 'wireless' news you could hear (...Read full memory)

I used to live in Huntington, on the Oxmoor estate. We used to go to the dances held at the air base - they was really great. The American airman was based there before going to Vietnam, they done low flying over the estate and when they broke the sound barrier our windows shook. There was also testing the rockets - (...Read full memory)

My memories are of living at Bell Lane, Alconbury with my parents and granny. My parents, Ivy and Charlie Gillings, went to school there, and I so want some photos of Bell Lane as it was in those days.