Whitton Hight St c.1965 - a Memory of Whitton.

The photo shows the Nelson Pub end of Whitton High St. At the bottom right of the picture, my Mother Eleanor Wright, can be seen coming out of Williams the Grocers where my retired father Alfred Wright worked as a cleaner part time. The large building in the background was the Odeon Cinema, where my sister held her wedding reception in the upstairs part, in 1948. By coincidence in the 1990s my brother Keith bought the old Williams store, without realising the connection and turned it into The Ark Petshop. The advertising hoarding to the left concealed a bomb site, that had a burnt out car in it which provided a lot of fun for us kids in the 50s.


A memory shared by Allan Wright on Jun 5th, 2011.
Send Allan Wright a message.

 Comments & Feedback

Sat Jun 24th 2017, at 10:55 am
I remember everything you mention. My daughter was born in 1965 and its amazing to see how empty of cars the High Street was. We lived in Cedar Avenue and I went to Nelson School and then Kneller. My friend's Mother was an usherette in the Cinema and used to let us in for nothing. We used to go to Saturday morning pictures at the Odeon and buy a pennyworth of sweets at Robs on the corner.

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

Sign-in or Register to post a Comment.

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.