Growing Up in Basford 1940s-50s - A Memoir Paul Williamson.
Fairly frequently I make a journey to the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme from Hanley and I always try to catch the bus that will take me through Basford, the place where I was born. Travelling through Basford always brings back a feast of memories for me and I always look forward to the journey with great delight.
Reader, will you come on a journey with me now, because I’ve gone back in time, I’ve become a boy again? -------------- I managed to get it published last spring. I’ve still got a few copies for sale at £3-50p -Cheers!
I was a growing lad in the Fifties. Sliced bread Came out for the first time- -‘Champion,’ ‘Embrys,’ and ‘Mothers Pride.’ All from local bakeries. We had a new radio bought on H.P---------- I remember -
‘Dick Barton Special Agent’- ‘Grand Hotel’- ‘In Town Tonight’ ‘Sports Report’ on Saturday night -and Dad checking the Football coupons. --- Another of my earliest memories is of the Church of St. Marks in Oxford Road. My mother used to take my sister and me to the church services when we---