Portskewett Memories

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I used to live in 'The Close' at Portskewett. My grandmother, Ethel Davies (nee Hicks) used to own the village shop. My grandfather, Arthur Davies had large greenhouses behind the shop. He was also head gardener at Caldicot Castle for quite a few years. I would be interested to hear from anyone who remembers us.

In Jan 1965 I married Margaret in Chepstow I was working for D A GRIMMER in Caldicot as a Television Service Engineer and Margaret worked at the Propellent factory in Caerwent. We moved into Harewood House and stayed there until August 1965 and then moved to Margaret's home in Wexford, Ireland. Yesterday I met up (...Read full memory)

My name is David Jenkins. The photo of the village green 1931 is taken from the front of the house in which I lived. First time was during the world war 2. My father was working on constuction of a railway line from the Ordinance factory at Dinham. Looking for a place to stay, the village policeman suggested the (...Read full memory)

I had lived in Portskewett for the first eighteen years of my life.  I grew up there, went to Portskewett Infants and then to Sudbrook, most of my family lived in Portskewett and Sudbrook and as a teenager grouped together with several others on the Green.  I recently went back to visit the churchyard where my (...Read full memory)