Christchurch, The Priory Church 1890

Memories of Christchurch


I remember as a small lad being taken by Dad to the back of the (I think) Dolphin pub to watch the trolly buses being put onto to the turntable. First one of the men would get a long pole and disconnect the overhead poles, then the two would turn the trolly bus round using two push bars at 180, then they would re-connnect the poles - sometimes it would spark as they put it back.

My parents Evelyn & Tom Williams purchased this house brand new in 1956, and we lived there for two years.

I spent many enjoyable school holidays in this town.  My Uncle had a store called Staggs the Drapery and clothing store.  Back then we used to spend many an hour wondering over to the Quay & the Priory.  We also used to take the ferry over the Avon into Southbourne where my Aunt lived. Then we would walk to (...Read full memory)

During the mid '70's I spent many happy school holidays in Christchurch. My brother, Colin, worked at the MoD base (Signals Research & Development) nearby. He had lodgings with a Mrs Alison in the town. There was a direct coach route from where I lived in Somerset at the time. Whilst he was at work, the (...Read full memory)

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