Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 23rd April, 2017)
Brickcroft and Trinity Methodist
I wonder of they made bricks up there
I was born in Brickcroft, just to the right of where the bollards are in the photo.
Used to come out of St Johns C of E school at 4pm and walk (or run) up Church St to "the clock", bus stop was across the road from Church St at the side of the clock. There was a tall brick wall which surrounded the old parochial hall which I leaned on waiting for the bus to go down City Road.
It was always referred to as "the clock" and as a little boy in the 1950's it alway appeared to dominate the view of that end of Fleet St.
It's the first time I've ever heard the name of the church ever as the clock seemed to be the only part of the building worth looking at and came in handy for telling the time :-)
We both used to run britboy ! .... trying to get to the stop first, but mostly we called off at the sweet shop on the corner of Church Street .Hope you are well . :-)
I was going to say something about the sweet shop lol.
And ringing the gong for going home time at 4pm, can you remember the number of rings at going home time tricia?
I think it must have been 4 . I remember it being rung once every half hour. Sometimes we forgot to ring the darn thing at all !
Do you remember teasing me with something like a pink plastic halfpenny you were chewing. You said it was spearmint and I confused the lady in the shop for days trying to buy one. You thought this hilarious.
tricia, you had to be able to count well if you wrang the bell at 4pm, it was 21 strikes!
The things you remember from long ago, hope you are keeping in good fettle.
Can't remember how it got to 21 ! I never was much good at ringing the gong anyway .
Not been too well..... had a bit of a health scare but doing a bit better now thanks. Hope you are OK too.