Wheaton Aston, The Lock 1952

Memories of Wheaton Aston


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 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 was (...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 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)

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