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Greta Masters, Memories Of ‘The Gower’

Greta now lives opposite ‘The Gower’ and is still reasonably fit, with grown up children and grandchildren. Pictured below is 3 generations all on site at The Gower She recently came to the garden makeover day with one of her daughters and some of her grandchildren. In […]

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Phil Shepherd, Memories Of ‘The Gower’ …..

I suppose it could be said that my involvement with the Gower started even before I was born because my mother attended the board school as it was known then along with her five other siblings, there is even a strong chance that her father also went […]

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Austin Hall, Memories of ‘The Gower’

Life time resident of Gower Street and St. Georges, His memories of The Gower Street School.   Mr Austin Hall, who was born in 1930, in St. Georges, and has lived there all of his life. A lifelong pigeon flyer and breeder, as were his father and grandfather […]

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Back stage at The Gower ….

A great memory from The Gower, Thanks to Stevie Gee inTorquay ….   Back stage rehearsal 1982 with F1-11. Great times. Thank to Colin Barber who used to frequent the Lion Inn, Priorslee, for taking me around as a roadie for the Wet Wellie Roadshow. Friday nights at The […]

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Jane Barber, Memories of ‘The Gower’

I have read with interest about the wonderful work at The Gower and thought you may be interested as I used to live there. For many years in the 60’s and 70’s I lived there with my parents, my mother Joyce Barber was Caretaker when it was […]

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The Wedding of Mr & Mrs Johnson 23/10/1982

A fantastic memory from Mal & Mark Johnson Saturday 23rd October 1982 – Think we may have been the only ones to ever have held their wedding reception at the ‘Gower’ ! We live right opposite. My friend Jenny worked in the coffee bar and arranged with […]

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Bill Hotchkiss, Memories of ‘The Gower’

Bill Hotchkiss memories of ‘The Gower’  As a lad born at Red Lake hospital, brought up in Oakengates and Trench, St. George’s was just a small village on top of a big hill that was always in the way of where I wanted to go. Cosford, Dawley, Shifnal, Sheriffhales and […]

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Annual Flag Day …

Last month we received some fantastic memories from Fenella Holmes which we would like to share with you from Oakengates and District annual flag day      

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Cor, It’s the cave girls ….

Oakengates and District youth club, Friday 18th June 1965

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