Ivy Smith

Ivy Smith 1

Ivy sings a skipping song and remembers her childhood rhymes, as well as the game "What's the Time Mr Wolf?"

Ivy Smith 2

Further memories of childhood games, including spinning tops, marbles, "Tally Ho" and rounders around the trees that were then in Parry Road, paperchases, and Hula Hoops

Ivy Smith 3

Memories of the differences between Melbourne Street and Hatherley Road, as well as the building of Glynbridge Court on Melbourne Street

Ivy Smith 4

Memories of the houses in Paul Street, how they were laid out, heating the outdoor toilets with oil lamps in the winters, what her American friend thought about this way of life in Tredworth after the Second World War, and the beautiful and functional gardens of Tredworth

Ivy Smith 5

Ivy recalls her time as a theatre performer in Tredworth

Photo:Ivy Smith

Ivy Smith

Photo:Estate Agent's Advert for 74 Melbourne Street

Estate Agent's Advert for 74 Melbourne Street

Photo:Ivy's Parry Hall theatre group. Ivy can be seen in the back row with the apron

Ivy's Parry Hall theatre group. Ivy can be seen in the back row with the apron

Tom Charnock

A Tredworth Childhood

By Nick Carter

Ivy Smith remembers Tredworth, Parry Road and the games she played there as a child, the character of Melbourne Street and Hatherley Road, and the lay out of the houses and gardens in Paul Street. She also sings a childhood skipping song.

This page was added by Nick Carter on 15/08/2011.