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Visits to Nanny in Luddington
From the age of about four we used to go and visit Nanny every Sunday for dinner and we used to go to the farm opposite, Boddington Farm I think. We ...
Old Shops in Stratford
In the 1950s, there were many garages. I often used the garage on waterside called The Warwickshire. The garage in Windsor Street, Greenhill Street, Gill Street and separate petrol stations. Lots ...
Suits You, Sir: Some Years in the History of 47 Long Street, Atherstone
The brick-built building known as 47 Long Street is located on its south side, when travelling from east to west, and is dated 18271. During the first four decades of ...
First Levi Store in the Country Opened in Leamington Spa
The first Original Levi Store in the UK opened at 51 the Parade (now the Vodaphone shop) Leamington in 1987. I was 17 at the time and had a Saturday ...
Southam High Street Memories
At the time of writing, Southam’s Market Hill and High Street is having its appearance dramatically changed. The town centre ‘regeneration’ project is under way, and the new Tithe Lodge ...
Top Shops in Coventry and Bedworth
Reports of the riots generated by mechanisation in the silk-weaving industry reminded me that there are former silk-weavers’ homes to be seen locally. Here are three examples: two from Bedworth ...
Shops in Leamington
One of the last shops to go in Leamington was Toytown, a much loved emporium, haunted by generations of children. It sold everything from Steiff Bears to pocket money toys. In ...
Suits You Again, Sir: Some Years in the History of 47 Long Street, Atherstone
(Continued from part one) John Cooper Barnsley was in business in Atherstone for nearly four decades, up to just before the Second World War. He was both a manufacturer of mineral ...
Bucklers' and Porters' Family Shops in Nuneaton
Great Grandfather bought the land from the Newdigate family in the 19th century for houses and turned them into shops. At one time it was a boot repairers, later a dairy and ...
Leamington Spa Tailor Supplies World War One Uniforms
I had a look through the day book from the ‘Hall & Son, Tailors’ collection held at Warwickshire County Record Office1. Hall & Son were based at 154 The Parade, Leamington ...
Harbury Co-op Prices During World War Two
By 1939 the Co-op employed 18 people including Mr. Honiwell (the Manager), Mr. Carter (the Head Shopman), Mr. S. Knight (the Secretary), Mrs. Holder (the Draper), Mr. A. Austin and ...
Woodwards in Leamington, and Other Shops
Woodwards My mother worked at Woodwards, Eva Jones she was then. She was born in 1901 so I suppose she was working there when she was about 16 or 17. She ...
Wolston for 82 Years - the Shops
I’ve lived in Wolston for 82 years, and in the same house since 1936. The village has got a lot bigger, but there are less shops. One time there were ...
Reading the Revolution: The Other Branch, Leamington's Radical Bookshop
Bibliophiles would be proud to proclaim that the book has always been a carrier of change, insight and innovation. Books are a powerful medium for the transmission of ideas. Books change ...
I read Barry Bennett’s article with interest, and have some comments and memories about the village of my own. During World War Two, in addition to the three butchers shops ...
Stone Jugs From the Royal Dairy
When I was a child my father was a partner in a small general building firm. As well as various, what would now be classed as ‘DIY’ jobs, they were ...
Shops and School in Wellesbourne
I have already looked at some shops in part one. In part two, I shall recall some more memories. On the Kineton Road, near to the King’s Head pub, West’s Bakery, ...
George Withers - A Conscientious Objector in Leamington
George Henry Withers moved to Leamington in 1916, after a childhood in Weston Super Mare. Before moving to Leamington he had a range of occupations, including a grocer’s assistant in ...
Then and Now: Stretton on Dunsmore, Oak House and Trade
Former residents remember living in the village
Shops in Harbury in the Early 1900s
Butchers shops Mr. Alcock’s at the corner of the High Street is now Phoenix House. An earlier butcher there was Mr. Horley. Next door, at the house opposite the Co-op, was Mr. ...
Christmas Presents, and Visiting the Big City
At first glance, these may not look like much – just a couple of toy cars in, well, not bad condition, but not perfect. It’s funny how the small things ...
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