Whitchurch, Bargates c.1960
Memories of Whitchurch
I went to the above pictured school. It was called Sir John Talbots Grammar School. One had to pass the eleven plus exam to be accepted there. Don't think John Thomas was even there! Nowadays it is known as SJT presumably standing for Sir John Talbot, the school is far from what it was. I have happy memories and don't think Sir John will be best pleased re his wrongly named school!
In 1973 a new vicarage was built on part of St Alkmund's churchyard burial ground in Whitchurch, Shropshire which entailed the exhumation of a number of coffins from vaults and the removal of their gravestones and monuments. We have been trying to find a family vault belonging to the 'Kent' (...Read full memory)
My name is Selwyn Ball, I was also a border at Whitchurch Grammar School in the fifties, and i well remember . Ian Jolly, James Cracknell, Malcome Davidson, and many others .We in fact shared the same dorm. I was a poor scholar and consistantly held my position of bottom of the class through the years. I really didn't fit in (...Read full memory)
Approximately around the 1950s it was decided to fill in the canal from the Wharf to the junction at Wrexham Road via Chemistry Lane. Most of the canal fill material was household and business rubbish but to us young boys playing in the area the attraction was the military equipment that had been discarded by the (...Read full memory)