Linton, Green Lane c.1955
Memories of Linton
Hi Carol, I was really fascinated to read about your account of living at 28 The Grip Linton, since I grew up there. My parents Eurof and Dawn Walters moved to the house in 1969/1970 and I was born in November 1970. My parents still live there, although I am now living in Perth, Australia. I have now been in (...Read full memory)
The photograph shows a shop and house which my grandmother ran between 1931 and 1952. It was then run by my uncle until it was sold as a house in 1979. My grandmother's name was Colville and she ran the shop as a general stores. Before the building was a shop it was a public house called the Axe and Compass and part of the building was a cobblers shop. The building itself goes back to 1599.
I moved into this cottage in 1953 with my parents and older sister. I remember very clearly looking out of the large window in the centre of the cottage wishing I was old enough to go to school with my sister. I was also very envious as she came home from school with a Coronation mug of the Queen and Prince Philip. When we first (...Read full memory)