Memories of Linton

Throughout the first half of the 1950's I would spend every school holiday at Linton, with my maternal grandparents. Initially my mum would accompany me from our home in Trumpington to Drummer Street bus station, where she would place me in the care of the nan would meet me as I got off the bus at The Swan; (...Read full memory)

I moved into this cottage in 1953 with my parents and older sister. I remember very clearly looking out of the large window in the centre of the cottage wishing I was old enough to go to school with my sister. I was also very envious as she came home from school with a Coronation mug of the Queen and Prince Philip. When we first (...Read full memory)

My mother who is Dorothy Tofts (now Dorothy Rouse) was at the college when it opened in 1937. Mr. Tomlinson was Head Master. Mr. Swannel was her music teacher and drama teacher. Her sister Marjorie Tofts got married in 1938 and was the first bride to have her reception held at the college.

My mother, Gladys Fordham, was born in Linton in 1903. Her father, Herbert, was a local butcher. As a child in the 1950s, summer holidays would always mean a trip to Linton and I would visit my grandfather at his home behind the shop in the High St. with my aunt, Olive Sadler (nee Fordham).. The family lived at (...Read full memory)

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