Tewkesbury, The River And Boating Station c.1955

Memories of Tewkesbury


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)

Hello, I am after information about my maternal grandmother, who I have been told was a land lady in the early 1960's at this pub, she then moved on to the Prince of Wales burnt oak. She was known as Helen Holt and Helen McColm and she maried Norman Scriven or Scrivens, but I don't know if that was at this period of time. I'm (...Read full memory)

As a family living in the Black Country, we used to go out every Sunday in the summer with our (doings), as mom used to call them. In fact that was a camping gas stove to boil a kettle so we could have a cup of tea with our picnic. Dad seemed to know his way about everywhere or its seemed everywhere. Probably due to the (...Read full memory)

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