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Does anyone remember the little sweetshop at the bottom of at peters rd, i remember theatre little old ladies in there, always used to buy 2 for a penny sweets I

I grew up in Waltham and have many memories of my years spent there. I loved this picture because I lived on Ridgemede , which was just down the road from the pub & we used to go and get fish & chips from the chip shop on a Saturday evening. The chip shop was in the part of the pub that extends out, with the black little door! Nice little trip down memory lane

We have 2 small vase and an ink well in pink with a picture of The Palace Ruins Bishopswalthem on the front of each. My father William John Aburrow was born in Bishopswalthem and used to tell me about the tunnels under the ruins. We are thinking of giving the vase and ink well to the museum at the ruins.

My grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Higgs, was widowed in 1869, when her husband, John Russell Higgs, was drowned at sea. Her brother Silas Short was working at the brickyard in the town so she and her 2 children, Annie and Arthur (my father), moved to Bishops Waltham to be near him. Elizabeth ran the (...Read full memory)

reletive used to work at the brickyard in claylands rd

I own 2 pieces of oak furniture which my great grandfather made from the old ruins of the Palace. They lived in Bishops Waltham and I believe (informed by my father of 87) his family owned 2 local mills.