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by Heslop
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: Old photographs of Dursley, Cam and Uley
Replies: 3
Views: 86545

Re: Old photographs of Dursley, Cam and Uley

Now that Facebook has started a "Old Dursley" site' has this affected the numbers using this site, Andy??
by Heslop
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Horse trough on Uley road!
Replies: 0
Views: 1416

Horse trough on Uley road!

There used to be a horse trough next to the "Carpenter's Arms" on Uley road. Was fed by pure spring water running off the bankside; as children used to often quench our thirst there. Just wondered if it was still there!!
by Heslop
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Films at the Chantry Centre
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Re: Films at the Chantry Centre

Thanks Andy, I used to go to Saturday morning pictures when I lived on Highfields Approach! Later I remember a neighbour, Pauline Richings, as a cashier at the "Odeon". Also attended the "Regal when home on leave!!
by Heslop
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Films at the Chantry Centre
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Films at the Chantry Centre

I see they are going to start showing films at the Chantry Centre (used to be known as the Lister's Club). I wondered when Dursley lost the two cinemas, the Odeon and the Regal?
by Heslop
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pub tales
Replies: 9
Views: 10721

Re: Pub tales

Thanks Andy, Unfortunately I was officially under age when I left Dursley to join the army! My dad was the steward at the Lister's club so I didn't get to any of the pubs (once again officially). Called into most of them when on leave!
by Heslop
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pub tales
Replies: 9
Views: 10721

Re: Pub tales

Disappointed to see no mention of the "Carpenter's Arms" on Uley road or the "New Inn" on Woodmancote! Sad to hear "The King's Head" is closing!
by Heslop
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: Ms. Kingham
Replies: 0
Views: 76536

Ms. Kingham

So pleased to see Joan Kingham is still with us - I was in her class at Dursley Council School in the forties! Amazing Lady!!
by Heslop
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: Scouts groups
Replies: 2
Views: 82388

Re: Scouts groups

Understood! Thanks Andy!
by Heslop
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: Scouts groups
Replies: 2
Views: 82388

Scouts groups

A little disappointed to find that there is no mention of another scout group other than !st Dursley group1 I take nothing away from their history of being one of the oldest groups in the Country! However I was a member of 3rd.Dursley (St.James) scout group in the early fifties. It was run from the ...
by Heslop
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: People and Personalities
Topic: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day
Replies: 13
Views: 11173

Re: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day

Thanks Andy, I started at the grammer school in 1949!!
Best wishes Ron H.
by Heslop
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: People and Personalities
Topic: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day
Replies: 13
Views: 11173

Re: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day

Highfields school - there was no Highfields school - not sure whether this was the secondary modern which I wasn't sure was
in existence during the war? At my age at the time I was only aware of the Council and Church of England schools!
Ron H.
by Heslop
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: People and Personalities
Topic: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day
Replies: 13
Views: 11173

Re: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day

As I previously posted, as a 5/6 year old I lived close to the fields where the Americans had there tents!! Apart from two americans who threatened to throw me in the brook, my only recollecton is them throwing packets of cigarettes to us when they had run out of "candy"!! As a non-smoker ...
by Heslop
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Cam Bulldogs A F C
Replies: 1
Views: 1906

Re: Cam Bulldogs A F C

I know Roly Jones, an apprentice at Lister's and Roy Hancock from Dursley both played for the Bulldogs about 52/53. I managed a couple of games for the second eleven. I remember training under floodlights!!
by Heslop
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Trading in the Town
Topic: Shops in Long Street, Parsonage Street and Silver Street
Replies: 13
Views: 10323

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

I've lost all memory of the street names except Long Street where I used to live. However there are some shops I remember which don't seem to have made a mention :-the L.C.M. (London Central Meat Co.), where I worked as a butcher's boy in the early 50's, Ferris's Cake shop where I used to get the bu...
by Heslop
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Information - Heslop
Replies: 4
Views: 2529

Re: Information - Heslop

Hello again, You've certainly roused some memories! Tony Pratt was a prefect at the Grammar school and also in 3rd Dursley Scouts at the same time as myself albeit the older vessel! I also was at the same school as Carson Chown and, indeed, Tony broke up a fight between myself and Carson!! Happy day...