Stories by Beryl Bowden

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Beryl is a Stroud Treasure – her stories are full of historical riches, jewels and gems. She has generously agreed to share her stories with everyone on the Stroud Community Web.

Stroud NSW Australia

If you can’t get enough of Beryl’s delightful stories – her book “Growing up in Stroud” is available to purchase for $20. Enquiries 4994 5355


“If I am to regale you with my recollections I need to introduce you to my family as well. After 61 years  of happily married life my husband Lloyd Bowden, passed away following an operation on the 19th October 2011. We have three children, Lyndell, Anne and Tony. Lloyd and the children were and still are, a huge part of my life, so they will feature prominently in my recollections. I must stress that my ramblings are just that, recollections. I tell things as I remember them or have been told so they may not be strictly true. I would welcome any corrections you  may wish to make.” B B

Story links

2014

Before Markets – 18 Sept 2014
Grace – 2 Sept 2014
Before Pre-Schools – 14 Aug 2014
My American Trip – 24 July 2014
A Lasting Memory
– 16 July 2014
Mont Bowden – 2 July 2014
Bridal Malfunctions – 22 June 2014
Tall Timbers – 30 May 2014
A Clean Sweep – 14 May 2014
Stroud Show in the 1930’s & 40’s – 24 April 2014
Salt Water Fishing – 4 April 2014
An excuse to ‘dress up’ – 20 March 2014
Scary Stories – 12 Mar 2014
Our Lottery Win – 28 Feb 2014
Malaprops – 14 Feb 2014
My Jinx – 28 Jan 2014
A friend in need is a friend indeed – 7 Jan 2014

2013

The true meaning of Christmas – 23 Dec 2013
Pride feels no pain – 16 Dec 2013
Early shops in Stroud – 28 Nov 2013
Itinerants and others – 18 Nov 2013
Mum 11 Nov 2013
Unhappy motoring – 29 Oct 2013
A touch of luxury – 14 Oct 2013
Stroud Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing – 7 Oct 2013
Saving Quambi – 19 Sept 2013
Illnesses – 10 Sept 2013
The Obstacle Golf Course – 28 Aug 2013
1960’s Denture Repair – 19 Aug 2013
Stroud Tragedies – 5 Aug 2013
I was a Mail Lady – 23 Jul 2013
Bi-Centenary 1988 – 10 Jul 2013
St John’s Anglican Church – 25 June 2013
Hunger is the best sauce – 4 June 2013
Love demonstrated – 27 May 2013
Fresh-water fishing – 20 May 2013
Our Miss Brooks – 8 May 2013
Anzac Day – 22 Apr 2013
Newcomers to town – 28 Mar 2013
Stroud will do me! – 15 Feb 2013