Uley Memories

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I remember the houses being built in Raglan Way, during the 1950s. With some friends I recall that we walked along the soil pipes, which had been laid at the bottom of trenches, probably that morning. We obviously broke the cement joints, as when we looked into the trenches the following day, "blue" coloured water was (...Read full memory)

When I spent my holidays in Uley during the mid 1950s, open drains ran at the edge of the street, for dirty water (not sewage) draining from the houses adjoining the road! I recall the Post Office, Mr Phillp's grocery store (by the bus stop) and Bruton's Garage, at the junction with South Street. Ken Cook

With a borrowed rod, I caught my first fish in Stouts Hill Pond. The fish took my hook quite deeply and after dis-gorging the hook, we assumed that the fish was dead and my friend Reg Thomas took the fish home to Dursley to feed it to the family cat! On arriving home, Reg discovered that the fish was still alive and while it swam (...Read full memory)

My great gran lived in Woodstock Cottage which was built by her husband. Her name was Emily Eliza Baker and she married a Albert John Tilley. They had 2 children, Edith Mary (my gran) and Daisy Helen. Edith married a Thomas Charles Yeomans and Daisy married a Samuel Workman. I am very interested in my family tree which (...Read full memory)

I visited Uley last year because I am finding out about my family history and I found out that my Gt Gt Grandmother was born in Uley in the year 1833 so it is a long time ago. Her name was Hannah Heath and she worked in the cloth mill but I found that when the work ran out she moved to Bristol, married and (...Read full memory)

My Uncle Gus and Aunt May lived in South Street and I spent a number of holidays with them at Easter and during  the Summer for 2 or 3 years in the early 50's. I loved climbing up to the Bury , with my Aunt's nephews, Tony and Reg, where we spent many hours, often cutting sticks for bows and arrows. We also played in the (...Read full memory)