Growing Up In Timperley. - a Memory of Timperley.
I lived in Timperley from the age of seven in 1953 till the age of fifteen in 1961. Our family lived on Heyes Lane opposite the Congregational church and next to an empty lot I remember the incredible bonfires we had on Nov 5th as the empty lot provided us with lots of room to build the biggest bonfire possible.
I walked to Timperley C.O.E.primary school every day with my friends Geoff Davies and Raymond Tighe and on the way home would call at a shop in the village to purchase a pennyworth of broken biscuits. After primary school I went to Wellington Road secondary modern and remember the smog on those winter mornings when you couldn't see further than a foot from your face. From the age of eleven I delivered newspapers morning and night for Constables the news agent. Our milk was delivered every day by horse and cart by Mr Daniels who dressed like a farmer from the eighteenth century and on the odd occasion when my mom sent me to buy extra dairy products, I found out that he did not have electricity.
There were three stores on the street. Applewhite the butchers, George Mason the grocers and Mr Small the green grocer. I played for hours after school with Geoff stubbs, John Gresty, Allan Small and sometimes Pete Smith. Wonderful childhood memories that have stayed with me to this day.
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