Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 26944
Whelley methodist chapel up on the right.
Dr Simmons had a surgery here for a long time.
I remember Dr Simmons very well when I was a little boy. Whatever was wrong with me the remedy always seemed to be a bottle of pink medicine. I seem to recall his partner was Dr Holder ?
My uncle Jack Smith (proper name Alfred ) used to live next to the chapel but it was not a shop in the 1950s to get to the back door (we always went round the back ) you had to go in the street at the side and into a communial yard the WCs were all next to one another at the bottom of the yard he died in the early 70s and later were the houses demolished.
The other thing I just remembered about this photograph was that I seem to recall going to a junior dance in the hall when I was about 10 (1962/3) and a local group played I think calling themselves the Buccaneers. First time I had ever sen or heard an electric guitar being played. Anybody know anthing about them ?
Dr Oldfield had a surgery there also.
Stuart. Thanks Dr Oldfield was the one I was trying to recall.
My grandparents lived in a house before the Alexandra Pub. Are there any photographs of the houses? I remember they were terraced and had cellars that opened onto open ground outside.
I remember Alan Smith who lived in that house I have a photo of him somewhere with myself & Ronnie Crankshaw