You are in [Themes] [Reminiscences] [Oral History - Audio Archives] [John Allen, Lady Troup and Pam Haseltine, 1992]

John Allen lived nearly all his life in Hungerford. His father was GWR stationmaster, and John went on to have a great interest in the history of Hungerford. He was Archivist for the HHA between 1984 and 2005.

Pam Haseltine (assisted by Lady Troup) leads the interview as part of her research for "Reminiscences of Twentieth Century Hungerford", published in 1993.

This is Part 1 of 7:
- Born in Windsor
- Father (Archie Allen) worked for GWR
- Family moved to Hungerford 1926
- Hungerford station
- Milk lorry
- Trout farm
- Butcher's shops
- Station buildings

This is Part 2 of 7:
- More on the station
- Agricultural machinery
- Station staff
- The station during the 2nd World War
- After the war - 1950s and 1960s
- Station buildings demolished

This is Part 3 of 7:
- The modern station
- Railway Ambulance Division
- Carnivals
- Ambulance Service
- First Aid Boxes
- Father (Archie Allen) died Apr 1939

This is Part 4 of 7:
- Father's death
- John joins GWR Dec 1939
- At Thatcham, Newbury and Reading stations
- Railway bridges across High Street
- Council School, Fairview Road in 1930s

This is Part 5 of 7:
- More on Council School, Fairview Road in 1930s
- John of Gaunt school, 1963
- Old National School, High Street
- ARP wardens in 2nd World War

This is Part 6 of 7:
- Air raids in 2nd World War
- Ambulance service during 2nd World War
- Curates of Hungerford
- St John's Mission Hall
- Other churches
- Catholic church
- Doctors' surgery - Manor House
- Gas Works, Charnham Street
- Electricity Works, Smitham Bridge
- Water Works, Salisbury Road

This is Part 7 of 7:
- Regent Cinema
- Public telephone boxes
- Buses and local carriers
- Church Lads Brigade, 1930
- Scouts and Guides
- Grocers shops
- Produce market (A W Neate) in Church Street
- Regent Cinema - times of shows, and ticket prices