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Wroxall, Composite c.1955
Memories of Wroxall
I was born in 1942 and brought up in Walthamstow in NE London. We were a working class family and Dad always managed to provide us with 2 weeks' holiday somewhere. How we came to holiday in Wroxall is still a bit of a mystery. Neither Mum nor Dad had ever been to the Isle of Wight before. In August 1952 we had (...Read full memory)
At the bottom of the hill on the right I believe that tall building belonged to the local bakers. The low building next to it - this side of the bakers - is a thatched cottage where my grandmother lived. My mother grew up here. The cottage housed around 3/4 families but it has now been made into one home. Over the (...Read full memory)
I went to Wroxall County Primary school from approx 1970 to 1974. The old school which was on the junction of Appuldurcombe Road and the main road to Shanklin. When school finished it was a rush to get to the old bakery, which was next to the greengrocers shop you see pictured here! The baker saved his wasted cakes and pastries (...Read full memory)