Pat Smalley with Pam Haseltine, 1992:
Pat Smalley (nee Caswell) was born in Hungerford, and has lived much of her life in Hungerford. Her reminiscences add greatly to our knowledge of life in Hungerford in the mid 20th century.
This page includes recordings of interviews with Pam Haseltine (and ?Marjorie Stobart?) as part of her research for "Reminiscences of Twentieth Century Hungerford", published in 1993.
This is Part 1 of 6:
- Nee Smalley - born in Forge Cottage
- Father was the blacksmith
- To college in 1949
- Taylor's chemist
- Red Stores, Franklin's, Munford's, Clements' jewellers
- Taught at West Bromwich
- Lived at Froxfield, then Chamberhouse Farm, Thatcham
- Father died 1956.
- Forge continued for short while
This is Part 2 of 6:
- Blacksmith's - working horses, riding-school. Wheelwright
- Boarden carriage
- Beard's coal yard
- Canal Walk
- Bennett's agricultural yard
This is Part 3 of 6:
- Car parks
- James mills
- School at Council School
- Grandfather was Batt (barber in Bridge Street), and ran Barley Mow. Later taken over by
uncle Fred Batt, then Clifford
- Christian Endeavour youth club (Miss Gosling). "4 gobstoppers for a ha'penny"
This is Part 4 of 6:
- Regent cinema
- Tennis club
- Doctor's surgeries - Manor House
- Various memories from childhood
- Chickenpox outbreak
- To High School aged 11
This is Part 5 of 6:
- Father was in Volunteer Fire Brigade
This is Part 6 of 6:
- The Hiddens in Washington state USA
- Tutti Day - oranges and sizzling pennies.
- Carnival lights across the river