Almondsbury, War Memorial And Village c.1955

Memories of Almondsbury

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)

I was also a pupil at St Catherine's; 1954 to 1962 were my years. I remember Mr Thunder, art and geography teacher, Mr Smith, Deputy head; later married someone from the Bristol Old Vic, Mr Sydey, ex Royal Navy Captain but unable to recall his subjects. Mr Ross, art and woodwork. We used to go camping at Fowey in Cornwall (...Read full memory)

MEMORIES OF ST.CATHERINE’S I was a boarder from Jan.1947 to July 1951. My memories too are happy ones. The principal, Ralph Cooper taught us Geography, Science and Latin and he stank of stale tobacco and his fingers and moustache were stained. His wife, Joyce, taught us cooking on the huge Aga stove. They had a (...Read full memory)

Does anyone have any imformation as to how to make contact with Alan Melville Cooper, the principle's son? I would very much like to contact him, as we were good chums at school. Many thanks.

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