Tewkesbury, The River And Boating Station c.1955

Memories of Tewkesbury


I visited this town in 2010. Had morning tea in a cafe in the High St.

While investigating my family history I discovered that my great great grandfather Elisha Brownjohn had been employed as the miller at the Abbey Mill, Tewkesbury during the 1830's and 1840's. Several of his children, including my great grandfather John where born in the Mill Cottage, also to be seen in the photograph. I (...Read full memory)

My grandfather William Allen and grandmother Florence Allen ran Allen & Bros Grocers during the Second World War, with William's brother Carradine Allen. They lived in Oldbury House with their daughter (my mother) and my great aunt, Lydia Dennis. After my grandfather died in 1958 the family moved to Priors Park (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember reams of toilet paper hanging from one of the hanging baskets for a few days one year back in the 80's?? That was me, I threw the potty out of the window because I didn't like the smell! he he. Me and my family lived here in the 80's and ran it as a restaurant, we managed to make it into (...Read full memory)

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