Happy Birthday Community Centre!

One of the joys of volunteering at Brandon Heritage Centre is that you never know who will walk through the …

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Polish Camp

Today we had a visitor bring in two photo albums of their family from the 1940s and 50s, including time …

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Polish 2nd Corps visit Brandon (1946)

Polish Army disembark in Brandon, 1946 … Following the end of the Second World War there was a large settlement …

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Memories of the Market Hill

Cherry Rogers recalls the Market Hill… The Market Hill was the meeting place for everyone.  It was always a busy …

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Towler’s buses

Cherry Rogers recalls Towler’s buses in Brandon. When I was growing up everybody used Towler’s buses.  My first memory, or …

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Memories of the funfair

Cherry Rogers remembers going to the funfair My first memory of going to the fair is of me sitting in …

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Life with the railway

Cherry Rogers’ memory reflects back on the railway … For some reason the station was a favourite place to walk …

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Going to church

Cherry Rogers recalls antics going to church I was christened at St. Peter’s Church.  Nana was Church of England but …

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School days

Cherry Rogers remembers her school days I remember my first day at school.  I told mum I didn’t want to …

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Life as a telegram boy in the 1930s

The late Bob Mortimer recalls being a telegram boy in Brandon’s Post Office. In 1933, aged 14, I left school …

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