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I moved to the village in 1981, I loved it. Especially coming from a city. I lived on sowdley green, I went to St Marys on school rd, the head teacher was Mr Thompson, with teachers Mr Liddell, Mr Simpson . the the middle school opened and I went there in 85, great memories of playing around the village , around fentonhouse lane (...Read full memory)
I fondly remember the many nature walks we took behind the school. Im speaking of the old school on school rd. Muddy trails, lots of foxgloves. But we were always warned about an older man that did not like the children being around. Dont exactly remember his name "Thompson" maybe but he was considered (...Read full memory)
Hello to all who live in Wheaton Aston and indeed to those that once lived there. I came with my family. rrother, sister and mother in 1954. Over the years and through reading articles on this site. Wheaton Aston seems to have acquired a poor name. This in my case, I could not agree (...Read full memory)
I Have a picture of my grandfather, Harry Evans, who managed the warehouse building in the background which was known as the coal wharf. He is unloading coal with the father of the schoolteacher, Sue Brereton. He initially lived with his uncle at the pub whose family name was Bowdler after he was orphaned when he (...Read full memory)
I have a picture at home with my great-great-grandmother feeding chickens by the trees on the left taken around 1880. My great-great-grandfather, Joseph Smith, was the village wheelwright. I have relatives who have lived in the village back since 1780. I was best friends with Vincent Small and Clive (...Read full memory)
Hi Guys and Gals, We moved to 19, Long Street in about 1967. Being townies from the new estate I suppose we were resented by the original villagers. Being a kid, I don't remember feeling this. We lived opposite the "Fletchers" on Long Street and they sort of took us townies to heart. I think that what a lot of the (...Read full memory)
I lived at the Forge, Long Street, Wheaton Aston, between 1955 to 1959 when I moved to Wolverhampton. I would be very interested if anybody has any pictures of the Forge. The house stood opposite Whiteways the butchers and next to the car park for the Coach and Horses pub. There was a slaughter house down Frog Lane then. (...Read full memory)
During the school holidays the canal and it's towpath became a playground for many of the village children. Several of us caught the fishing bug and used the canal many times throughout the holiday. We always looked out for a barge called the MENDIP. The bargee was a gentleman called Charlie Atkins. His route was from the (...Read full memory)
I lived and went school in wheaton aston, and once a year the village carnival was held. It had several floats that were themed and there was a MAYPOLE dance on the village green. It was also the home of the village bus stop. The building on the right of the picture was the primitive methodist chapel, (The PRIMS) I was a member for some years