Whitchurch, The Wharf c.1955

Photo ref: W84301

Memories of Whitchurch


The house in the centre of this photo, Mill House, was the childhood home of my Great Grandmother, Sarah Jane Bushnell. My mother said that a photo similar to this was displayed on trains to advertise beautiful British places and my Grandmother used to point it out as her mother's home. Some of my forebears worked in the Mill and the mill pond sadly  took the life of at least one child.

Firstly let be be clear I've never visited Whitchurch Shropshire. I was party to a phenomenon which took place there in the 1960s/70s. As a young journalist on several Popular Music Magazines, I became aware of major Agents in New York, Detroit and London making great efforts to ensure their artists (...Read full memory)

I was a boarder at the school from 1953 to 1956. I have browsed other people's memories and I have tried to contact James Cracknell who would have been there at the same time, without success. My E-mail address is phillip.ball@live.co.uk

I was a boarder from 1956 to 1960. It was a boys only school at the time , and there were around 28 boarders from first to sixth form. I belief there were around 240 boys total at the school. I remember the walks to church every Sunday morning, letter writing for one hour after lunch every Sunday. (...Read full memory)

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