Wheaton Aston, The Lock 1952

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Memories of Wheaton Aston


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 with. (...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)

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)

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)

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