Millbrook, West Street c.1955

Memories of Millbrook


My grandma and grandad lived in New Street, Millbrook. I remember as a six-year-old going to see them and going to the 'swan pool' at the bottom of the road and feeding the swans. Grandma died in 1966 and Grandad came to live with us in the Midlands. My great-great-aunts lived in East Looe and the (...Read full memory)

I read Steven Mewtons memories with interest. I too, was born in 1952 and often stayed with my Gran, aunts and uncles at No.5 Silver Terrace. She was Mrs Knight and my father was Jim, with brothers John, Fred and Alex and two sisters Mary and Elsie. I have wonderful memories of playing in the brickworks, with (...Read full memory)

I, my sisters and my cousins often spent our summer holidays in the 50's with my Grandmother (Ivy Eddy nee Bryant) in her cottage by the culvert as shown in the photo of the creek. The boat wreck in the picture was a sailing barge owned by the Eddy's for hauling coal up to Millbrook from Devonport. The coal was then sacked up and (...Read full memory)

My great grandfather was born in Millbrook in 1822. He apparently was an errant youth who was transported at age 16 years to Tasmania, Australia. On all his documents he maintained his mother was Sarah Samuel (Samble) but his baptism records show his mother to have been Sarah Griffiths - the mystery remains unsolved. William (...Read full memory)

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