Blackboys, Royhill Holiday Centre c.1955

Memories of Blackboys


This was the year that I and my family moved into the Post Office where we lived for the next 9 years. During this time I saw lots of changes to the buildings accross the Framfield Road. My father changed the inside of the Post Office. The old wooden counters were removed and replaced with open shelving and self (...Read full memory)

I believe that before the convent was called St. Michaels it was St. Phillips located on Church Street opposite Fullers Bakery. The lady would come over on our break and sell sticky buns out of a square basket for a penny a bun. I went to the convent at the age of 31/2 at in 1937. I well remember the day war broke (...Read full memory)

John your memories of Blackboys Post Office bring back cherished memories of my own. I was fortunate to have lived in Brownings Cottages opposite the PO and at the age of ten I helped ?? to remove the counters and walls one Saturday afternoon, with yourself, your father and Mr Berry, who referred to me as FOREMAN.

My grandfather owned the esso garage and my step nan ran the corner shop in Blackboys through the late 1950 s until my grandfather died. They built their own bungalow behind the garage which I think is still there? They had two grumpy , pekenise dogs that my grandad adored.

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