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Memories of Market Drayton

My father, William Tom Stallard, was manager here 1946 to 1958.He was previously manager at the Btooklands Hotel, Sale, Manchester 1937 (?) to 1941.~ The youngest in the company. He married in 1938. He enlisted in the RASC as a Captain in 1941. I am his eldest son, born 1941. The family managed various (...Read full memory)

A trip to Market Drayton swimming pool was a massive treat for me and my cousins. We loved the feeling of the sun on our backs whilst we swam and the wonderful rural surroundings, with the church clock chiming on the hour. Mum used to pack a picnic and we would get hot tea or ice cream from the green tea hut. (...Read full memory)

I was posted to the Hall after RAF basic training at West Kirby, where an Air Vice Marshall saw a mural illustrated map, another conscript (John Young) and I created, in the Education Hut. His intention was for Peter Melrose (a National Service aircraftsman, who was a scenic artist (...Read full memory)

Having had basic training at RAF Hednesford I was then posted to Buntingsdale Hall Headquarters Technical Training Command to spend the remainder of my two years National Service in the signals section. I recall that the commissioned ranks outnumbered the non-commissioned ranks at that time. This (...Read full memory)

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