Early Teens In Pailton - a Memory of Pailton.
My Mum, Dad and I moved to Pailton in 1960/61; we moved in to 10 Lutterworth Rd which had been a saddlers at some time. We had some builders in to renovate the place and I remember my mother saying they had to remove 72 hooks from the ceiling in the room which was to become the Post Office. There was a lot of fuss about it being on a busy road so we had to have a lay-by made at the front. I went to school at Brocklehurst C of E in the next village, Monks Kirby. I caught the bus that came from Rugby every morning and usually caught it after school although in the summer some of us would walk back along a path that came out by the British Legion Club. The youth club was held I think, on a Wednesday night - I always went to escape the parents for a bit! Transferred to Newbold Grange High School which was a typical 'secondary modern' of its day. When I left at 15 started work at Rugby Livestock Sales (hated every moment) and about this time in 1965 we sold the Post Office and moved to Rugby. When we lived there there was a Co-op, a funny little shop next door run by someone called Ada Dew I believe, then there was Lewis' shop which seemed to sell everything and also a wool shop, what is there now I wonder?
A memory shared by on May 4th, 2013.
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