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by kriskros
Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Branch Line to Dursley
Topic: Travelling on the branch
Replies: 6
Views: 7500

Re: Travelling on the branch

I remember going on what was called the Dursley Donkey to Gloucester, carriages with no corridors, I can almost smell it now thinking about it.
by kriskros
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Mawdsley's
Topic: Mawdsley's stories
Replies: 14
Views: 14762

Re: Mawdsley's stories

I worked at Mawdsley's in the 60's in the planning office. They made 'parts' that went into electric motors. Their biggest customer as I recall was Lansing Bagnall who made forklift trucks. I remember putting half a crown in the ciggie machine, don't ask me why. Happy days. Went back to work in the ...
by kriskros
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Trading in the Town
Topic: Shops in Long Street, Parsonage Street and Silver Street
Replies: 13
Views: 8156

Re: Shops in Long Street, Parsonage Street and Silver Street

I remember Greensill's the jewellers, which is now a material/knitting shop called 'Inches', the son is Michael Greensill a well known jazz musician now living in the USA.
by kriskros
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Schools
Topic: Dursley Modern School (Highfields)
Replies: 11
Views: 6647

Re: Dursley Modern School (Highfields)

Fond memories, I went to the Secondary school from 1959 to 1963 roughly! I remember the swimming pool and holding on to white plastic blocks and kicking like mad with your legs, never did learn to swim though, it wasn't very big either if I remember correctly. The english teacher was Mr Ward, I thin...