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Wheatley Memories

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I lived at The Beechings, Holton (1959-65) and went to Mrs Gerard's class at Wheatley Primary School which was next to the old canteen -the main school was just up the hill by the church. Mr Evans was headteacher-a short, Welshman. My brother's Patrick and Michael also attended before we all went to Magdalen College (...Read full memory)

Got married in this church in 1960 just lost my husband after almost 58 years

My family came from the U.S. We lived at 4-A Simons Close for a year while my dad was on a fellowship at Oxford. Mr. Stimpson was my teacher. Nita Radcliff was my best friend. I had a crush on Nicholas Jefferson. some other friends... Nigel, Gillian Clapton... The fish-n-chips were fantastic we used to eat it in the "park (...Read full memory)

I went out with a young lady from here back in the 1960s. I'm still ashamed to say that I treated her very badly. So, Pru, if you ever see this, I'm really sorry.

Hi to all young children that was at Norland house does any one remember two girls name Sandra Susan Inness we were there in 19 60 I remember swimming pool I nearly drowning I was pull out has well

Hi to all young children that was at Norland house does any one remember two girls name Sandra Susan Inness we were there in 19 60 I remember swimming pool I nearly drowning I was pull out has well

i went to wheatley primary with Mr Evans the head ,remember walking in classes for dinner in bell lane, then going to wheatley secondary school can remember standing in entrance hall waiting for the Head Mr Anson to deliver the cane then smirking in class lol. went recently through Wheatley didnt (...Read full memory)

I was taken into care when i was only two years old in 1951 and came to Wheatley to live in a childrens home for a while it was called Morland house. The only memory i have is having some trouble in a swimming pool and someone fishing me out with some kind of net

i can clearly remember driving through the village of littleworth with my mum and dad, past the cricketers pub and then being hit by the stench from what i recall was some sort of sheepskin factory or something before carrying on toward wheatley where my nan and grandad lived. it would have been (...Read full memory)

The lady on the left is Mrs Bowen; I am the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Bowen, and mum and dad owned the shop until about 1961, I think. I have many memories of the square as it was known, here the Hunt would meet up sometime before Christmas, the hounds mingling with the horses and their riders rigged out in (...Read full memory)