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Memories of Ledbury

I was born at 171 Church Street, where the East Marsh flats now stand. My father worked on the docks at New Holland, so when I was a few weeks old my mother took me there to join him in Manchester Square. In 1953 my father - William George John Baker fell from a railway wagon and hit his head on the railway lines. He (...Read full memory)

i was born in 1932 in malmesbury rd Canning Town in a house backing on to the railway goods and shunting yards. This provoked battle between the shunting locomotive firemen and my mother drying nappies on a clothes line on the other side of a brick wall. Our shopping was done at Rathbone street market which ment (...Read full memory)

My most special and enjoyable times in my life were spent at Pagham in one of the hired beach houses on the pebble seafront in the early to mid fifties. I went there several times with my brother and my parents and remember swimming, throwing pebbles, 'social cycle rides, eating breakfast out on the porch of our house and at (...Read full memory)

I went to the grammar school in 1960 I think. It was the last year that it occupied the old building in Coalville, a beautiful building unfortunately already too small to accomodate all pupils. The first year were sent to an old school in Griffydam and the second year to an old school in Whitwick. I was pleased to go (...Read full memory)

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