Biggleswade, Composite c.1965

Memories of Biggleswade


I visited in 1990 and found an ancestors grave. I am a descendant of George Edward Capon. I now live in Australia. I have a 3rd cousin here too.

I love this photo because it contains my parents and brothers. The man with his foot on the wheel of the pushchair is my dad, Don Webb, and the woman to his left is my mum, Mary. The small boy between them is my brother Ian and my other brother, Graham, is in the pushchair. Sadly, only Ian is still alive.

In the late 50's early 60's my aunty Doreen and uncle Harold Willbye ran the Black Bear in Biggleswade. I loved going there, the old pub with stables out the back was fantastic as were the walks with their dog Dusty down by the river. We emigrated to Australia when I was 12 and a half, which was 50 years ago this year, but my fond memories of Biggleswade still remain.

I was born in Biggleswade in 1947 and left for Suffolk in 1957. I remember going to the infants school and then shortmead street. We did maypole dancing and got hit over the knuckles regularly by horrible teachers! Pretty harsh conditions, freezing cold classrooms. My mum Peg Davies worked in a dress shop in (...Read full memory)

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