Stroud, Stratford Park, Swimming Pool c.1960

Memories of Stroud


I was sent to a childrens' home in Stroud in 1955/6 and left in 1959 as my mother had TB of the lung and was in the nearby Standish Hospital. I have quite a few memories of this home - not all of them good! I am not sure whether the home was called Rodborough or Roxborough house but it was situated on the edge of Rodborough (...Read full memory)

I lived in the Rifleman's in Slad in 1959 and joined the Para's in 1961, I think my father sold the Rifleman's in 62? The Sub's was our local Stroud gang hangout for the weekend dance well...not exactly the dance. It was well known for the massive punch up's between the Stroud boys and various groups from Gloucester, Cheltenham (...Read full memory)

I lived at 22 Church Street until 1963. My family moved from there in November 1963 as the property was being demolished to make way for a car park! I remember watching from the bedroom window a huge fire which burnt down the Gaumont Cinema.

Can anyone help with the name of the man that lived at Toadsmore (on the road between The Bourne & Eastcombe) Who sold & supplied Logs. He lived in a small building had an open backed van and I think that he had a small dog. With his van he helped my father who lived in Thrupp collect a large Pigeon Loft. (...Read full memory)

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