Ash Vale, Station View 1908

Memories of Ash Vale


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 had just a few weeks here, June/July 1955, in Mychett Hutments prior to Embarkation to Egypt and subsquently, Cyprus. This was the transit camp for the Royal Army Pay Corps. Memories of the area are now quite vague. However, I do remember having a drink in a nearby Village Pub (can't remember the name). My pals and I (...Read full memory)

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 :)

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