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Lincoln, Castle Gateway And Cathedral c.1955
Memories of Lincoln
I was born in Gibbeson Terrace off the High street in early 1941. My first memory is hearing air raid sirens going off early in the morning, I think they were just practising. We were a poor family although my dad was doing special war work, so he was not conscripted. One morning after the air raid siren went off there was an (...Read full memory)
I was born in Lincoln in 1952. When I was 3 years old I went to my first school which was in the village of Skellingthorpe. Then in 1958 my mother and father moved to live on the St Giles, where I then went to my second school. Then when I was 11 years old I went to St Catharine's School, where I was up until St Christopher School just after it was built, I was there till I was 16 in 1968.
As a child in the late 50's I used live in Fairfield Street opposite the Monks Abbey. Every day after the school day was finished at Monks Road school, I used play around the Abbey ruins and Fosters field as well as the Arboretum. Fosters field was the area where I used to find in the ground old coins and broken old (...Read full memory)
I lived in Monks Rd, opposite the arboretum and near to the Church until 1955. I have very happy memories of Lincoln; the Cathedral where I was confirmed along with three other friends from Guides, the Monks Rd bowling ring park where friends and I used to gather for laughs, and South Park High School for (...Read full memory)