Almondsbury, The View Cafe c.1955

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Caption for Almondsbury, c1955: As can be seen here, roads in the mid 1950s were a lot quieter than they are today. In 1955 UK car production reached a new record of nearly 900,000 cars and home sales were counted at over 500,000. Suddenly in November the Chancellor increased the purchase tax on new cars by 50 to 60 per cent in order to suppress the growing demand.

An extract from Around Bristol Photographic Memories.

Memories of Almondsbury


I have very fond memories of the school and Mr and Mrs Cooper, and I was one of the privileged children to move to Parkstone in Dorset when the Coopers moved there. I was in Miss Stoddart's class and I can still remember the smell of the herbal cigarettes she used to smoke, and on the rare occasion she (...Read full memory)

Ms Grisdale, I cannot tell you how excited my Mum was when we found this site and your comment to Mr Fountain's memory posting. Marcia Bowen (mum) was so happy and nostalgic to read all the comments and postings about her old school, classmates and faculty. She would very much like to regain contact with (...Read full memory)

I know the above scene well! I attended the Knole Park house - now sadly demolished - which was then a boarding school, St. Catherine's. One weekend we went on a day trip to the shore of the Severn.......fascinating place. Would love to go sometime and spend a night at the Old Bowl Inn. I understand that St.Mary's in (...Read full memory)

Ahh.. What a rush of memories return to my mind as I ponder the view of the vale of Almondsbury laid out before me. I grew up in the lower village (then known as marshwell crescent). My father's family hailed from the deepest depths of Patchway common, where my Grandfather was the local Cobbler (always making ready the (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Almondsbury, c1955: As can be seen here, roads in the mid 1950s were a lot quieter than they are today. In 1955 UK car production reached a new record of nearly 900,000 cars and home sales were counted at over 500,000. Suddenly in November the Chancellor increased the purchase tax on new cars by 50 to 60 per cent in order to suppress the growing demand.

An extract from Around Bristol Photographic Memories.

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