Whitchurch, Silk Mill c.1960
Memories of Whitchurch
My grandfather's surname was Waldren. He came from a large family in Whitchurch. His nephew Len owned a butcher's shop which I remember seeing as a child sometime in the 60s.
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?
The day of my nan's funeral, a goods train from Newbury's brakes failed, and the signalman switched the train to another track, thus averting a major disaster as a passenger train that was nearly full was heading into Whitchurch from Eastleigh on the same track. I remember seeing the massive black engine rolled on (...Read full memory)