Nostalgic memories of Witney's local history
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For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.
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The man walking his dog across the road is my grandfather Arthur William Haggitt and his faithful companion Carlo, he was never without his dog. His sister Gladys Hicks ran The Butcher's Arms in Corn Street and I have fond memories of times spent in Witney. I always remember as a child having McVities digestive biscuit's from his (...Read full memory)
My brother and I used to help my father on his market store in the 50s which was just by the corner cafe'. My brother has lived in The States for over 50 years and we were just reminiscing in emails about those times. In one photograph I can see the front end of my dad's car which was a converted American Ford Hudson, and in another (...Read full memory)
The shop in the middle of the picture with the two awnings (now the Nationwide building society) used to belong to my great grandmother Eva Cadel and was a wool and toy shop. My Grandmother and Great Aunt ran it until 1971. My grandmother Joan ran the toy side and my Great Aunt Mary ran the wool. Many people still (...Read full memory)