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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 was at St Catherine's Knowle park from 1953/54 till1957/58 hard to remember exact dates that long ago I do remember Mr. & Mrs. Cooper ,Mr. Thunder ,Ms.Stoddarts ,Mr. Smith and a boy's by the names of James Wordelove , Maurice Fountain ,Tony Farrar and Ken Stocks , ,and two nurse's by the names of Miss Dan (girl's ) and (...Read full memory)

I went to school here 1955 until 1959. I remember Mr and Mrs Cooper and their son Melville. I was in the same class as Melville.

I boarded at St. Catherine's from 1942 until 1948, which I believe was connected to Middlesex County Council during that time. I was 3 years old when I started, my home was in Victoria Square, Clifton and my parents were both involved with the Services. The name Cooper sounds familiar for the Principal (...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)

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