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Whelley
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 26944
Postcard showing a view in Whelley. Looks like it is just past the MOUNT on the border between Whelley and New Springs?

Comment by: Mick on 1st November 2015 at 12:56

Yes, Ron.
Whelley methodist chapel up on the right.

Comment by: lesley frost on 1st November 2015 at 15:03

Dr Simmons had a surgery here for a long time.

Comment by: Carolaen on 1st November 2015 at 16:50

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 ?

Comment by: Ken on 2nd November 2015 at 12:51

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.

Comment by: Carolaen on 2nd November 2015 at 17:56

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 ?

Comment by: Stuart on 2nd November 2015 at 19:07

Dr Oldfield had a surgery there also.

Comment by: Carolaen on 2nd November 2015 at 21:21

Stuart. Thanks Dr Oldfield was the one I was trying to recall.

Comment by: Anne Rose on 2nd November 2015 at 21:46

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.

Comment by: kathleen lee on 29th October 2018 at 16:38

I remember Alan Smith who lived in that house I have a photo of him somewhere with myself & Ronnie Crankshaw

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