Broadway, St Eadburgha's Church 1899
Photo ref: 44107
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A Selection of Memories from Broadway

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Broadway

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Around 1982 my two friends and I were on holiday touring England Scotland and Wales from Canada. We were wanting to tour some of the villages in the Cotswolds and Broadway was our first stop. We stopped for a cup of tea and scones with lovely homemade jam and clotted cream. So yummy! Next for a tour of Broadway Tower and such a view! We could see for miles. A lovely day spent in such a pretty village. It brings back lovely memories of our trip. Janis Craig
I was raised in Broadway from a baby until I married in 1970. My parents, Gordon and Joan Harrison owned and ran the Broadway Coaches Ltd at Yew Tree House, just above this photo. Behind the house we kept many coaches which took the local children to schools in the area and many day trips. My grandfather had a garage on the village green selling petrol and local taxis. we were always busy. The car in the picture ...see more
I was raised in Broadway during the 1920s and 1930s. I had an idyllic childhood with freedom to explore the surrounding countryside including free access to the tower. I went to the village school and was in the church choir. Part of my job as choirboy was to walk alongside the wooden bier carrying coffins at funerals, particularly those of children who had died. It made me feel terribly unhappy. Sadly, we ...see more
I first set foot in Broadway in March 1964. I was a scared young Danish girl visiting my boyfriend's family for the first time, they were Herbert and Joyce Milner who lived at 'Wormington Brake' on the road to Wormington. I loved the village, then a quiet, cosy place with old fashioned values. There was a shop for everything; I especially liked the little bookshop next to what used to be The Midland Bank. It was ...see more