Whitleigh : The Troublesome Formative Years

Whitleigh : The Troublesome Formative Years

by Ernest J. Pearn

A fascinating insight about the way of life, and it’s problems, for the first residents of the newly built Whitleigh.

Kindly sent to me by his Son Eric Pearn. Here is what Eric said….

We were among the first families to be relocated to the estate back in 1950 and my father, Ernest Pearn, served in and was one of the founding members of the Whitleigh Community Association.  Later in his life, (he is now deceased), he took some time to collate and print a small booklet entitled, “Whitleigh, The Troublesome, Formative Years”.

Click on the title below (Dad’s Whitleigh Book) to open up a pdf file for you to download and read at your leisure.

Dad’s Whitleigh Book

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2 thoughts on “Whitleigh : The Troublesome Formative Years

  1. Ernest Middleton says:

    Interesting read. Even saw myself in the Whitleigh Pied Piper photo and remember it being taken for the Evening Herald. As one of the first (245 Bodmin Road) estate tenants, the recollection fails to inform the reader that part of Bodmin Road was constructed way before most of the estate. There were just about 10 or so constructed houses at the time we moved there….nothing else…and just a dirt road. Across from us was the ‘farmer’s field’ which housed two horses, one of whom was Rusty. I left Whitleigh in 1966, having started a life-long journalism career at The Independent, and moved to Canada. Contrary to some of the bleak memories contained in these memoirs, I defy anyone to have had more than the idyllic childhood as we did living in Whitleigh in the 50s and 60s.

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  2. Thank you very much Ernest. Sir Hunt Community College celebrate 60 years this year and are interested in historical stories just like yours! Would you mind if I showed this to the School Head? Kindest regards, Sandy Wager

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