Previously the Co-op, Blagdon

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  1. 1 Phil Lewis April 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    This was the place I worked for a few years, the manager was Len Currell

  2. 2 Robert Sampson May 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    My Dad (Albert Sampson) knew the Currells. As a teenager I had a look round a house the Currells were building somewhere along the Bath Road towards Harptree. Surprisingly, I met one of the Currells whilst I was a milk tanker driver for Unigate. I was delivering 1000 gallons of CI milk to our small depot in Bishops Stortford on the borders of Essex/Herts and went into the canteen for a cuppa and there I met a Currell who knew all the Blagdon folk, inc. Ike Smart. This was more than 42 years ago as I left that job in 1972 to take up my present occupation of London Cab driver. By the way, I am a cousin of the dear departed Andrew Addicott. His Mum, Florence, was my Dad’s youngest sister. When Dad lived in Blagdon he kept racing pigeons and when they returned to the coop/ loft after a race aunt Florrie (as a young girl) used to run them up to the Post Office to clock them in on the machine there which recorded the time using the ring on their leg.

    • 3 Phil Lewis May 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Hello Robert, It’s a small world as they say, I would imagine the Currells you knew were probably related to Len. There were more Currells that lived over at Harptree in fact 2 of the family were twins and they played football for Harptree. I can remember Ike Smart I think he lived up the Roddy. Were you related to Sammy Sampson who owned the paper shop & also cut hair? his son Alec used to play football & skittles for Blagdon. I was so shocked to find out that Andrew had passed away when I visited his web site, he was a one off, a great, great character.


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