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 remember Huntingdon's High Street in 1965. I was only a little girl then, holding on to my grandmother's hand.  My grandparents were Kate and Reginald Wayman and they lived in Hartford Road opposite the River Ouse.  Nanna and I would often walk to the town centre and she'd buy me a 'Pixie' comic; there were some lovely (...Read full memory)

A truly old-fashioned type of ironmonger and household ware store seen here on the immediate right of the picture. My mother, Mrs. Ruby Chandler would have been working here in 1965, as she did for many years both before and after '65. If you couldn't get it at Osman's you couldn't get it anywhere else, either. 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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