Huntingdon, High Street 1950

Memories of Huntingdon


I was born at 18 Primrose Lane in 1944. We then moved to Priory Road and then onto Brookside long before the ring road was built. I remember when The Grand cinema caught fire in the middle of the night and hearing the old air raid siren signalling the fire engines. The fun we had at the youth club (...Read full memory)

I lived in Huntingdon until 1965 when I got married and left. I went to school in Waldren Road it was the C of E, it then changed its name to the VC school. From there I went to Brookside Secondary Modern. I seem to think that 1 of our classrooms was Cromwell's School, can anybody remember this? Mr Bartletts (...Read full memory)

I loved Hinchingbrooke School growing up and the house just intrigued me. I remember my first year of sixth form in the house and my friends and I decided to look around the grounds where we came across the graves of Oliver Cromwell's dogs behind the Wendy House. This was an amazing find and the stories we were told about the (...Read full memory)

In 1961 my parents and I were one of the first families to move to the Oxmoor Estate from London. I attended the new building of St Peter's School on St Peter's Hill. At that time Huntingdon was a small town compared to what it is now. My parents were Joe & Rose Heywood and we lived at 13 Elm Close, the very first block of houses to be built.

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