In and Around Paulsgrove in the 1960s and 1970s
|Author: Rick Whitehill||Published: 28th April 2014 19:34|
By Rick Whitehill
These pictures date from the early 1960s to about 1974. I lived in Chedworth with my two brothers and three sisters until I got married in 1976. My dad Les lived there right up until last April when he passed away aged 92. The picture of the bikes includes Me, George Warren, Steve Shute and Keith Vickers.We were inseperable in the mid to late 1960s. This was our Q Bikes club posing opposite my house with our new RSW16 bikes.
The Triumph Herald was my first car, I remember having to borrow 30 quid off my dad to insure it.
I have fond memories of my time growing up in Paulsgrove. From going into the caves up the chalk pit to camping on the hill and sledging on home made sledges. Other names from that time are, John saunders, Guss Gardener, Charlie Quick, Mick Marsh and Maralyn Dunn etc. As young skin heads we would meet up at Leith Avenue shops and just wander around, maybe get a free bus ride to Cosham from "Dadio" the bus conductor. I remember we also used to go to the church youth club and later on the Grove Club.
Me with my infants class about 1960. Can you spot yourself ?
My first car. This is about 1974 outside George Warren's house. No way could you park there now!
Q bikes opposite my house number 32. L to R : Rick Whitehill, George Warren, Keith Vickers, Steve Shute.
Southsea beach with George Warren, my sister Jane and Susan Penick.
One of our many trips for a Picnic over Southwick
Sister Janes wedding with l to r: Tony Powell, George Warren,John Saunders, Keith Vickers, Me and Shirley Moreton.
Juniors. included in this picture are: George Warren, Me, Ralf Molenuex (??) Steve Shute, Keith Vickers, Jimmy (??) Hatten?, Do you know any others?