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Born and bred in St Albans – Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer was born in the centre of St Albans,  St Peter’s Street, in 1946. Her parents had a ladies fashion shop on the Peahen corner and she went to school in Holywell Hill. She now lives in De Tany Court… More about ‘Born and bred in St Albans – Jennifer Taylor’»

Wartime memories of living in Tavistock Avenue

Val Goodyear-Burrow was born in 1938. She lived at 79 Tavistock Avenue during the war years and can recall specific memories of wartime: shelters, blackouts, gas masks and air-raid sirens. She also remembers watching the gliders coming from the Handley… More about ‘Wartime memories of living in Tavistock Avenue’»

Early memories of Sopwell – Betty Cox and Winnie Jeffs

Betty Cox was born in Prospect Road in 1931. She and her friend, Winnie Jeffs, born in Fleetville in 1917, talk about what they can recall about the area around Cottonmill Lane. Betty went to St Peter’s school, the carpenter’s… More about ‘Early memories of Sopwell – Betty Cox and Winnie Jeffs’»

Cottonmill Crescent childhood memories – Brenda Gilson

Brenda Gilson lived in Cottonmill Crescent from when she was two years old in 1945. She recalls what the street was like and the tradesmen who delivered goods. She attended St Peter’s school and talks about the teachers and some… More about ‘Cottonmill Crescent childhood memories – Brenda Gilson’»