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I attended the Silver Jubilee School in Grove Rd. from 1966, when I failed my 11 plus! to about 1971. I have mixed memories about the school, but the music department saved me, and many other aspiring musicians under the great guidance of Mr. Lawford Smith. At this time my elder brother Michael Constable worked (...Read full memory)
Way back in the 50's I had not been long in Bury where I had arrived to join the staff in the Borough Offices on Angel Hill. It was Armistice Day, and the Councillors and senior staff paraded to the Cathedral for a service..On the way we passed the two large guns of the Artillery paraded facing the Abbey Gate. Hats (...Read full memory)
In the 50's there was two way traffic in Abbeygate Street with T.H.Nice's Garage half way down with petrol pumps which swung over the road.I bought my first car, a prewar Ford 8 from him for £100,- which was the new price in 1938 !
I married and moved to Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk in 1964. Lived for a while on Caravan site in Chedburgh, then moved to the caravan site in Eastgate Street. Worked for Childs Bakery, based at lower end of St. Adrews St. as a bread roundsman, driving a morris 1000 van. I then went to Betabake as a rounds man. (...Read full memory)
That was a surprise to suddenly see a photo' of the Boarding House I spent my secondary school years in. I actually loved the place - not every day perhaps, but measured over time it was a very formative part of my life. Best years of my life? Dunno, I've been a lucky boy and have enjoyed life one heck of a lot and still do. (...Read full memory)
In 1861 my Great, Great, Great Grandfather Charles Frederick Whiskin worked for the Steel family in their grocer's shop situated in the Butter Market. Charles came originally from Black Friars in London and was born in 1832. He learnt his trade from the Steels and went on to own his own shop in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire which he ran with his wife Susannah.