School Holidays In Swaffham - a Memory of Swaffham.

I used to spend all my school holidays with my grandmother Mrs.May Symonds who lived on Queen street last house close to the playing field, I have very fond memories of playing in the field, walking what was called "the cinder path" and shopping at a store called Hanents this store if I remember correctly from my childhood memories was beside a closed in stone ally way, I loved the smells in this store and the old wood floors that creaked they also had a cash lady sitting in a booth high above counter or so it seems to my mind and there were lines running from each counter to this cashier who made all the money transactions. a bell would ring and this comtraption holding the money would fly back and forth.I also have fond memories of the market place where one could buy anything from a safty pin to a dress. oh how I wish I could returne to those times. There was a boys grammer school there also I think. my grandmother would also take me to visit a place called The Priory" now I know that was not in Swaffham but must have been close by a place of stone ruins I loved to walk there and let my mind wander back to a time when these stone walls were an actual building and people walked there, If there is anyone reading this remembers Mrs. May Symonds or my uncle Bert Symonds I would love to hear from them.

A memory shared by faypurdy on Nov 22nd, 2007. Send faypurdy a message

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