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Woolston, Victoria Road c.1960
Memories of Woolston
Does anyone have any pictures or information relating to Hilton House set in Westwoods? It's demolished now. The story goes... an old lady lived there and the house was pulled down 1935 (ish); Watneys aquired the site but due to a planed one-way system sold it to a developer who failed to get planning. I seek to find images and information please. Kind regards.
The newsagent in Victotia Road, Woolston back in my days as a paper boy, 1973-75, was Glandville's in between Woolworths and the off licence by the London Arms. I had the Peartree evening round, also Woolston morning covering the Archeries and Portsmouth Road area... not forgetting Sundays as well.
I was a teenager living in Woolston. A bunch of longhairs as some would call us ! I remember "The Woolie" pub having many a memerable night there...I would mention names but !! And the mornings we used to just get on the " Floatie " and ride back and forth awhile. As my gran used to in her youth. I miss my youth but i really miss "the floatie "
My Grandparents lived in Oakbank Road, My Aunt lived in Laurel Road. I can remember going to work with my Nan in the evenings. She used to be a cleaner for Knaptons Bookies and Malizias Bookies (Bridge Road). My Aunt worked at the Home & Colonial along Victoria Road, my Grandfather, Uncle & Brother worked in (...Read full memory)