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~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 8 Jan 2013 16:43

I was born in Brighton, Sussex and have lived in Hove, Gosport, Edinburgh, Salisbury and now Melksham in Wilts....My favourite place has to be Edinburgh....

Jules x :-D


JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 16:47

My parents bought a house in Park Hall in 1963. Think it was then called Gillity Village, and near canal in Walsall, not far from Bell.. And you walked along canal to Sutton Road and the posh houses. Am wondering if Paula remembers a girl called HARTLEY - first name was Welsh but just cannot remember it. Her parents were Welsh from Colwyn Bay - father went to school with my mum. Ms Harlley would have been born 1947/48 period - hope that doesn't offend too much:-S

When mum and dad moved to Park Hall (Helston Road), we were all woken first few nights by cows. It is now concrete and brick everywhere :-) :-) :-S

Don't remember Chuckery much, Pat. But Tantarra St rings a bell. Were those streets round the back of St Matthews Church?


Paula+ Report 8 Jan 2013 16:57

John The pub I refer to is the Fox & Anchor at Coven it dates back to the late . 1700's The current building is believed to have been built during the early 1960's after the original was destoyed by fire.

I can't recall the names you mention at moment, but give me time and it all comes back to me. :-S


Paula+ Report 8 Jan 2013 16:59

@ Pat I have family living until recently in Birchills, I used to love to go to Reedswood outdoor swimming baths. Oh my word does that take me back


Andrew Report 8 Jan 2013 17:05

I lived in Great Barr and went to school in Aldridge. An aunt lived just off Broadway North, very close to the Sutton Road junction. There is/was a pub on the island?



PatinCyprus Report 8 Jan 2013 17:21

John you see the side of St Matthew's from Tantarra St, it's off Ablewell St almost directly opposite St Matthew's. It's very near Central Hall. It's where hideous concrete flats went up in the late 1960s. They've pulled a lot down and revamped the area again. All those streets in Chuckery were near Chuckery School, primary and secondary schools were on the same site.

Paula, I lived off Hollyhedge Lane and I often went to Reedswood Park and in summer the baths. Had an Aunt live in Reedswood Lane, that's the other side of the park, the entrance near the hill where the swings, slide etc were.

As children mum took us to Sutton Park, the Sutton entrance. We'd take a picnic and walk through the park to Streetly and catch the bus back to Walsall.

Just goes to show what a small world it is. :-)


JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 17:23

Poor old MrD. All Walsall at moment!! Up up the Saddlers, do your best in every game :-D

Hartley girl was called Myra. Sister Lynda. Father Jack Hartley who would have been same age as mum - born 1924/25. House was off Gillity Avenue - may have been Gloucester Road.

Myra was born early 1949, Lynda end 1950. Very small and pretty girls. Dad and mum were good looking too. So was my mum. My dad......had a lovely personality :-D


AnninGlos Report 8 Jan 2013 17:26

I grew up in a bungalow in Fareham, Hampshire, after marriage we lived first in two rented flats in old houses in Gosport, then in a basement flat (Naval hiring) in the beautiful Georgian crescent in Alverstoke Gosport, but that flooded when it rained so, with a young baby we were moved to another hiring, an old two bedroom terraced house still in Gosport. Those were all unremarkabel. We then bought a two bed bungalow in Fareham no central heating but thought of with affection as it was our first proper home, cost £2450 in 1962. We upgraded to a 3 bed house, still in fareham, nothing special, quite nice, on an estate. Then we moved to Essex, followed by Forest of Dean Gloucestershire, followed by Bedfordshire, all three bed houses, the last detached the others semis. Then in 1992 we moved here, back to Gloucestershire and this house is my favourite. This one is detached four bed and I like the layout, happy to stay here. Love the area too. Having said that I have liked all our homes, been happy in all of them because that is what they were, our home. :-) :-)


AnnCardiff Report 8 Jan 2013 17:48

started off in a picture postcard cottage on the side of Carphilly Mountain overlooking Cardiff - it may have been pretty but it was damp, no electricity - candles upstairs and gas lights downstairs - water through the tap from a nearby spring - in summer you had to go to the spring for water as it couldn't get through to the tap - all domestic water for bathing - in a tin bath - came from the roof into a galvanised tank. Wonderful childhood though mostly spent over the fields, in the woods, picking mushrooms, blackberries, primroses - having picnics etc. Then they built the city's crematorium all over my lovely fields and woods

moved to Tongwynlais to a large terraced house which had been in the family for yonks - met husband in Tongwynlais - utter bliss

from there to a smaller terraced house near Whitchurch Common - got married and moved to rooms in a large Victorian house near Cardiff city centre - two rooms and a conservatory

stayed there for four years while we saved for a deposit to buy a new detached bungalow in Caerphilly by the Miners Hospital - stayed there for eight years and moved back to my beloved Whitchurch to a semi just off Jct 32 of the M4 - been here since 1970 and shall probably pop my clogs here - bit lonely at times on my tod but that's life

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 8 Jan 2013 18:05

Mr Daff....

If you want photos of your first home, just say. I have friends in Dymchurch and know The Ship.
If you think of visiting, that would be great too.




maggiewinchester Report 8 Jan 2013 18:36

Born in Worthing, Sussex.
Haverfordwest (Wales) - house
St Davids (Wales) - house
Kalafrana (Malta) - flat
Valetta (Malta) - house
Lossiemouth (Scotland) - converted bus in the middle of a field - started school
Arbroath (Scotland - caravan.
Does 3 months in Banchory Sanitorium count as a move?
Lossiemouth (Scotland) - 'Bessie car' caravan, then huge 3 bedroomed caravan, in 2 pieces, with BATHROOM.
Callington (Cornwall) initially in Honecombe house, then the caravan
Horrabridge (Devon) house
Mevagissey (Cornwall) fisherman's cottage
Fawley, Hampshire - 3 bed detached house

Then I left school :-D

Southampton - terraced house
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) - detached villa
Southsea - flat. bedsit, flat
Clickimin Broch (Shetland) - tent
Nesting (Shetland) croft house
Burra Isle (Shetland) croft house
Sumburgh (Shetland) caravan
Irvine (Scotland) flat
Kirkpatrick Fleming (borders) - caravan
Blackmore End (Essex) - 2 different houses
Abbotts Ann (Hampshire) - prefab
Hythe (Hampshire) - house (semi)

...and where I live now Have lived here for 25 years and am in my 50's :-D
Not sure which was my favourite property. Shetland was a beautiful place to live, I loved it in Malta. The town I live in now is lovely, and I love my 1920's solid house :-D

Worst place was Irvine.


JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 18:50

WowMaggie. Thought I had been some places. You know, hardly anyone round where I live now (Valleys of South Wales) has lived more than a few miles from where they were born.

IDS and Tebbitt talk about moving round for jobs. If they meant 3 miles, it could happen. If they mean Cardiff or Bristol, no chance. :-D


Libby Report 8 Jan 2013 18:55

Born and bred in Litherland, a northern suberb of Liverpool ..... council house.

First hubby and a bought a terraced house in Bootle, also north Liverpool. Lived there for 2 years.

Moved to Formby .... semi. Lived there until the mid 1990's but rented it out when we moved to Conwy.

Leased and ran a pub within the walls in Conwy for 8 years then returned to house in Formby .... stayed for a further 5 years then moved back to Conwy, where I am now.

Have many good memories of my homes ..... maybe less about the pub though. Can't decide if I prefer Formby to Conwy because I feel a "pull" for both places :-S


JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 19:04

Libby. I would always choose Conwy but I do have a pull to Merseyside. Something special about those lovely buildings and the ferry. And New Brighton :-D

Fancy a flat in Rodney St if I win the lottery and can live where I want. Main house Deganwy. Flat in the Pool. Flat in Knightsbridge and villa in La Palma - small island in Canaries. :-D 3 months in each.


Sharron Report 8 Jan 2013 19:12

This council house and the farm cottage half a mile down the road where I was born in the same room as my grandfather had been eighty years before.


Paula+ Report 8 Jan 2013 19:30

@ Sharron, sounds like my OH, he and his 4 brothers and sisters were all born in this house, they all love it, and his eldest son said when we pop off he wants to live here.


~Lynda~ Report 8 Jan 2013 19:45

Hate to be a kill joy, but please be careful what info you put up about where you live now, there are people on here who collect this sort of information. I know because I've had someone find my address, when I was moving, and ask another member to come to my house to view, so as to see my house, scary eh? No idea what they thought they'd find out about me, or what they thought I had that they wanted to look at.

Please be careful what information you give about yourself


aivlyS Report 8 Jan 2013 19:51

Yes Lynda and that is exactly why I wont be adding to this thread , considering not that long ago a member put up a thread asking for info on me .... good advice you can never be too careful .


GinN Report 8 Jan 2013 19:53

I was born and bred in Gateshead. First house was a tenement type in Bensham, which has long been demolished. Then a bungalow belonging to Mam's aunt in Lobley Hill, which I loved. From aged 3 to 10, we had a semi in Wardley, another district of Gateshead, which holds many happy memories; whenever we go up north, I stop by to look at it. It was once surrounded by fields, but is now very built up. From 10 to 20, we lived in Peterlee, Co.Durham my least favourite place!
We then moved to Hartlepool, to a lovely semi in a leafy cul-de-sac. Stayed in Hartlepool during my first marriage (short!) but moved to Stockton on Tees when I re-married. We never liked the house or the town very much, so were more than happy when Hubby got a job in Norfolk.
We really love our bungalow, in a picturesque village complete with willow lined duck pond. Have a lovely view over a farm paddock with ever changing animals.
We have been here 28 years now, and are making many improvements now Hubby has retired.
So, I think this is my favourite house, and though we sometimes have a yen to move to Suffolk, I think we'll probably stay put.
I love to visit the North East, but I don't think I'd like to live there again.


Treehunter Report 8 Jan 2013 19:53

Born in the Angle Islington1954
Moved to New Cross 1960
Then to Burnt 0ak in 1964
Then went to Algate London 1972
On to Shadwell London in 1974
Then to Poplar London in 1981
Then from there to Bedfont Middlesex 1990
Milton Keynes in 2003
Then to where i am now Uxbridge in 2009 and this is where i am most happy <3