W.H.Smiths Richmond Road. - a Memory of Catterick.
I worked in W.H.Smiths in 1955. So I could have been in the shop when this photo was taken. The shop opposite on the corner of Shute Road was called Crasters (haberdashery) where I used to buy many a pair of nylons etc. It gives me a lovely feeling seeing that road again. I used to cycle up and down that road every day to work.
I remember the tanks from 3 T.R Regiment rumbling down this road as they were moving out and going to Germany. It was sad not seeing the tanks again. Another memory was when I stood right next to our Queen Elizabeth II, as she and Prince Phillip got off the train at the camp centre. I was so excited, and thought she looked lovely all dressed in royal blue. (That memory was before 1956.)
I must mention the dance halls. I used to go to St Oswald's and the top of Richmond road opposite St Oswald's church. Also the Naafi Club on Shute road. What great times. I just loved dancing, especially Rock & Roll - and still do.
A memory shared by on Jan 13th, 2010.
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