This Sopwell Memories website contains a wealth of information, including original images and oral history recordings, for teachers and students to use for school projects on local history.
Like the Sopwell History book, it contains a fascinating mixture of formal history and informal recollections from people who have lived in the area and know it well. This website complements the Sopwell History book so it is suggested that both be used together.
Here are just a few suggestions of posts to search for topics. There are many more.
Shopping in the 1940s and 1950s:
- History of St Peter’s school
- Russ Bowman
- Brenda Gilson
- Rob Edwards
- John Buckingham
- Mandeville school
- Jasim Uddin
Sports and recreation:
- Cottonmill football club,
- Scout groups in Sopwell
- 19th St Albans Scouts,
- The youth club in Leyland Avenue
- 3rd St Albans Girls Life Brigade