History Pages

Alan Orchard

Alan Orchard

My name is Alan Orchard and I have attempted to record some of the happenings that either directly or indirectly affect the lives of residents, both in the past and on going. You will find several options to choose from on the menus at either side, choose whatever takes your interest.

A Millennium History of Kingswood is an article written for the turn of the Century special booklet published free by the KRA, and was the catalyst for the remainder of the history and the addendum leading on to the current 2018 Social Comment, which  is on-going.  Addendum 1 looks at happenings from years 2000 to 2009.

I also interviewed some of our older resident’s regarding events they recall up to half a century ago. This is the period of time when life was very different from modern times and these memories will disappear for all time if not recorded.

The interviewees are given the option of an alias of their choice; can you recognise the shy ones? They are listed by their AKA’s so it is pot luck who you select. Just click on a name to open the corresponding interview pages

If you have a story to tell that you feel is different to those already recorded; and the events took place more than 50 years ago; and you make a good cup of tea, please contact our co-ordinator. He will pass your contact detail to me.

Alan Orchard.

Kingswood History           50 Years Ago                     
Second Millenium In Defence of our Skies
Second Millenium – Addendum In Defence of our Skies-Part 2
Social Comment – 2010/11 Tony Atkins
Social Comment – 2012 Tony Atkins – The Wavy Navy
Social Comment – 2013 WWII-A Young Persons Guide
Social Comment – 2014 Audrey’s Story
Social Comment – 2015 Boring or What?
Social Comment – 2016 Michael Caine’s Sister
Social Comment – 2017 Nurse Gladys
Social Comment – 2018 Sparks’ Story
Social Comment – 2019 Ken’s Army Story
  Sit Down, It’s on the Table!
Watford High Street 1947
A Lifetime of personal transport
Cassiobury Park. Now, and then
Toys for the Boys
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