Whitchurch, Mr Robertson Justice's House c.1955

Photo ref: W490025

Memories of Whitchurch


I have many happy memories of my time at The Gables. I was there with my two brothers in 1953.

My husband (Tony Coleman), was at The Gables Childrens Home in Whitchurch. Does anyone remember this Home; he can remember a boy called Terry Birt. He thinks he was there in the early 50's. Anyone remember The Gables?

I knew Len and Mary as a child. They were both good people. My Dad was Frank Wigmore and he was also a butcher in Whitchurch. Mary's maiden name was Ashfield and she originally ran a sweet shop on the corner next to the what was Hides Ironmongery shop. I thought she was wonderfull ! The hardware shop was later (...Read full memory)

I served 22 months in the army camp in Whitchurch & I go back at least once a year to refresh my memories of a beautiful town. My eldest daughter Dawn was born there in 1957. I loved the walks around the area & the shops..My wife Betty & I used to go to the coffee bar, then the cinema.Dawn was (...Read full memory)

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