Countryside

Memories of Veronica Marshall

I did not start riding until I was 17, and I was working at I.C.I. as a Laboratory Assistant.  I had always loved horses and would atroke the milkman’s horse, and my father would also send me out with a bucket to collect the manure!  Riding as a hobby has never been cheap, and I cannot remember who introduced me to the stables at Barr Beacon.  They were on the left-hand side of Beacon Road, just past Old Hall Lane, and run by a man called George.  On Sunday mornings we used to ride across the Beacon and round the lanes.  I loved those rides!

Advertisements

Responses

  1. Moving to Kingstanding from Vauxhall was wonderful,the years I spent there will never be forgotten. I was 11yrs old and we had countryside all around our house. Walk to Sutton Park, walk to Bar Beacon, playing on the Common which bloomed with Heather every spring. Walks along Shady Lane when it was all open fields.There was no end to the enjoyment for a young boy to growup there.

    Happy Days, Happy Memories,

    Walter G Beech.

    • YOU WAS LUCKY TO END UP OUT THAT WAY I WAS BORN IN KINGSTANDING OFF ELLERTON RD THE 33 BUS SERVICE ROUTE

  2. I think the riding school was called Fox’s. We used to walk from Kings Rd to the Sand Pits at Barr Beacon behind Foxes and get up to all sorts of mischief!! If only our parents knew.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: