Newmarket, The Roundabout From Snailwell Road c.1960

Photo ref: N23067

Memories of Newmarket


Every year, from about 1943 until 1951, I and my brother Robin used to spend at least a fortnight of our summer holidays with our grandmother (Edith Holmes) in Falmouth Street. We spent hours in this park, if you swung the swings to the full extent you could look over the wall into the stables. There was a paddling (...Read full memory)

I would like to ask whether anyone might be able to help me piece together a mystery. Five weeks ago, whilst walking through the local Derby countryside, my wife and I discovered a briefcase dumped in a brook. There were various items, including photographs, maps, documents etc, scattered all around. Curious, I (...Read full memory)

Stationed at a nearby American Air Force base, I visited Newmarket frequently.  My favourite pub was in the Carlton Hotel.  I remember the murals between the front and back bars.  I preferred the back bar.  I and several other airmen took ballroom dance lessons upstairs in the Carlton.  Sadly, I never mastered those.  I (...Read full memory)

I was a policeman in Newmarket from 1962 -1970 and well remember having to stand in the glass tower in the middle of the roundabout controlling the traffic using the part-time traffic lights on each of the 5 entrances to the roundabout. This caper was mainly carried out on Summer (...Read full memory)

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