Westbury On Trym, The War Memorial c.1960
Memories of Westbury on Trym
My name is Andy Pike, getting on a bit now but lovely to read other folks memories of Westbury. Here are a few reminiscences of my childhood in Westbury on Trym in the 50's and 60's. Maybe this will ring a few bells for ex, or present, residents of Westbury that are of my generation. I was born at (...Read full memory)
Approximatly 1949 - 50 I well remember going into the bell tower with my father, who was one of the regular bell ringing team. The tower entrance was through the small door just to the right of the main church door and was then a long climb up a narrow stone circular stairway to the floor just below the clock level, (...Read full memory)
I used to teach at Elmlea from the mid 1970s to 1984 and have a photo I took from virtually the same viewpoint in 1976 - in colour! A group of about 8 of us -teachers, classroom assistants and secretary from that era (Mr Hills was the Head) still meet twice a year and remember our days working there very fondly.
After Townsend's chemist shop was Hudderstone's which was a family business and Mrs Hudderstone pleasantly sold sweets, lemonades, ice cream and newspapers in the front of the shop and Mr Hudderstone undertook men's hairdressing at the rear. The business closed in about 1961. Mr Hudderstone was (...Read full memory)