Oxhey in the 50s
Shopping and other memories
By June Moore
1950s – I worked in the City, used to catch the workmans train as it was a lot cheaper. No shops in South Oxhey so did my shopping in town. Couldn’t buy much as food and coal was still on ration.
My husband and myself used to go to the woods at the weekend to get some dead wood for the fire and I can tell you the twigs didn’t last long or give out much heat. The joy when a few shops opened, but I was sorry to see the wooden station go.
My children were born in 1958 and ’59. We had a “club” for new mums in the clinic. I used to walk over the golf course to buy new laid eggs from the farm, can’t really remember when it was now, but the walk with the pram was very welcome as the children go older.
Working in the Co-op
I worked in the local Co-op. Do you remember the overhead railway for the cash to go from counter to the cash desk? It always broke down when we were busy. Now we have computers to work out our bill, so much quicker but where does all the time go?