Lower Caversham - a Memory of Caversham.
Lived at Piggotts Road adjacent to Caversham Mill in 1954 to 1966. As kids. View Island & the river area were wonderful; fishing below the mill, swimming View Island. In an old gypsy caravan along Mill Green lived Johny Edwards, a scrap dealer who collected mainly old metal on a handcart. He would shout at us kids & chase us away if he was in a bad mood - very scary. Bonfire nights we used to erect a huge bonfire on disused allotments at the rear of Piggotts Road & would maintain a camp inside the bonfire prior to bonfire night to stop other kids setting it alight before the night. Potato picking at Deans Farm, the farmer, John Lucas, would pay loads of kids two shillings & sixpence for a days work. When I left school I worked at British Technical Cork Products at Caversham Mill, only 50 yards from my house, but I was always late clocking in ...Tony Dighton
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