Calne, The Church Of St Mary c.1955

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Caption for Calne, The Church Of St Mary C1955: The Georgian style was dominant in the architecture of many of Calne's buildings, from town houses and hotels to smaller cottages. This photograph illustrates the mixture of the clusters of development and how the buildings originally related to each other.

An extract from Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories.

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Our Grandmother lived at 7 Wessington Avenue and my sister, my cousin and I stayed with her during many school holidays. She was a member of the Blackford family who owned the building works on the left of the photo and Tudor House next door. We loved visiting, sometimes on the Royal Blue Coach. We attended the Church (...Read full memory)

At the back of this photograph is Calne Free Church and just in front is "Wiltshires" the grocery shop.  My father William John Cook worked there for many years.  I can see him now neatly wrapping parcels in brown paper and tying them up with string.  Amongst the many items sold here were large tins of broken biscuits and I have (...Read full memory)

I also remember Greenacres School.My mother was the nurse there,May Wright.We lived opposite the school and during the sixties the girls occasionally babysat for my sister and I.I remember once they found my mothers wedding dress,tried it on and broke the zip!My mum and dad are still in that house and I have very fond memories of Greenacres and the adjoining farm.

Does anyone still remember the Greenacres Approved School for girls which was on Curzon Street. I believe it is now called Springfields. I was there in the 1960s and loved Calne as it was then. Although not from the area, I have never forgotten the place.

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Caption for Calne, The Church Of St Mary C1955: The Georgian style was dominant in the architecture of many of Calne's buildings, from town houses and hotels to smaller cottages. This photograph illustrates the mixture of the clusters of development and how the buildings originally related to each other.

An extract from Wiltshire Churches Photographic Memories.

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