Other Memories from Huntingdon

I was born with my twin sister in 1947 at Paxton Park maternity hospital in Stukely. Baptised at All Saints. We lived with my grandparents in Avenue Road and attended Waldren Rd CofE school. My Uncle was born in theOldCottages in shakespear place. My Mother,Uncle and older sister all went to Huntingdon Grammer school and my Gran was housekeeper there for many years. I loved living there as a child and have many fond memories of the Town.

I used to spend Holidays at my Auntie Flo;s in Great Northern Street, Huntingdon in the 1950s early 1960s .Fond memories of going through back gate on to the common,standing in cow pats and collecting wild mushrooms. Remember there was a butchers in the High Street that made fantastic sausages and Dad would always buy loads and take some home to Sussex when we went home.

The man riding his cycle beside the car looked so familiar, and I firmly believe that it is Mr Timothy (Tim) Towler who was Art and Technical Drawing Master at Huntingdon Grammar School during the 1940s and very early `950s. Tim, as he was called by us irreverent pupils, lived in Godmanchester, and cycled from his home to the Grammar School (now demolished) on Brampton Road daily. He was much loved by all of ...see more

I grew up in Huntingdon, I remember the old town back then, Okendens, almost across from the George Hotel, and Wyles the shoe shop. It was a nice town. I remember the jumble sales held in all the churches were exciting events, and the old cinema, I miss the old town a lot, I have good memories. I remember the Cromwell Cafe which was owned by Greeks and had great food, my school mates would meet there. ...see more

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