Don Durston

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Don introduces himself and explains how he came to live in Barton

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Here, Don remembers his involvement with a local theatre group and his home-made sound effects equipment

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Recollections of bombing raids on the area during the war, and the cleaning up afterwards

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In this clip, Don remembers Roberts' Toy Factory behind his uncle's house, and the fetes he would get invited to

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Don recalls some of the shops in Barton Street that he would frequent as a younger man

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Finally, Don explains how much of Barton Street has changed, but also remained the same

Memories of bygone shops and factories in Barton and Tredworth

By Tom Charnock

Barton resident and ex-engineer Don Durston speaks to Adam Fotheringham about his memories of Barton and Tredworth during the war and his school years, and also how he thinks Barton Street has changed over the years. Interestingly, as Don explains in this collection of clips, even though some of the buildings and businesses have gone, the 'feel' of the Barton Street of his younger years still remains.

This page was added by Tom Charnock on 27/07/2012.