Axminster, Castle Hill 1902

Memories of Axminster


My sister Carole and I both attended Axminster County secondary school, we left for Australia in July 1964. Carole and I will be remembered for the different skin we had. It has been diagnosed by specialists in Australia as Ichtyosis CIE. I have memories of friends who's names were Madeline Darke from (...Read full memory)

I was born in Axminster and having failed my eleven-plus exam (fortunately) I went to the secondary modern school where Mr Tolchard was headmaster (known affectionately as Herby). My favourite teacher was Mr Hayman, our maths teacher, who was brilliant at flicking chalk at anyone whispering (...Read full memory)

I have some rather bad memories of school years spent at this school, because I was a rather shy and insecure child so I tended to be the victim of the school bullies. One I remember very vividly was a Maureen Ashby, I also remember a Miss Wallis as the domestic science teacher, who used to make me feel (...Read full memory)

In the years of rationing, my mum used to remove the sweet coupons from her ration book so that we didn't spend all our pocket money on sweets. About halfway down Castle Hill, on the left, was Dukes shop. All I was interested in were the sweets, though he also sold tea, sugar and a variety (...Read full memory)

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