Ash Vale, Shawfield Road 1932

Memories of Ash Vale


My husband recently took me on a trip down Memory Lane to Ash Vale. I am 76 years old and can remember everything so vividly, having been evacuated there during the war years. We lived in Balmoral Road and my mother became friendly with a Mrs Bugdale in Wharf Road (her house has been demolished, making way for Budgen's!). It (...Read full memory)

The building on the right hand side was owned by the Tuppers and is now the Swan pub/restaurant. Other than that, this picture is exactly how it looks now :)

I lived on Longacre estate. I was born in 1951 and stayed there until I was about 8/9 years old when my parents moved to Preston. My dad worked at the bakery in the village, and then for a milkman called Bill Bugden. My gran/grandad lived at canal villas, by the side of the canal. I also had aunties and uncles living (...Read full memory)

I owned a terrace house in wharf road in the 1970"s. Many properties have been demolished.On the corner of Balmoral Road is now a supermarket also there is a huge furniture shop where Tolleys garage once was A parade of shops are on the opposite side of the road where the canal is. It still remains a lovely village,although some would now call it a mini town.

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