News items for 2009-13
|Do You Remember this arch at Doxey House ?|
In the early 1980's Stafford Borough Council acquired Doxey House and
use it to create sheltered accommodation (now maintained by Stafford
& Rural Homes). Doxey House is one of the older residences in
Doxey and dates back to the 18th Century. (see Doxey in 1900).
In the 1800s an arch was erected in the garden. It was reputed to have
come from St Marys Church (possibly when it was restored by Gilbert
Scott between 1842 and 1844).
Recently the DCA website has received an email from Mrs Ann Webb, a
granddaughter of Mr Frederick and Mrs May Roebuck who were tenants of
Doxey House from 1939.
She spent a lot of time at Doxey House
in her youth and has lots to remember about the house and
surroundings before 1980.
She remembered the arch and wondered whether it was still there. On
investigation it seems to have been removed after the Borough Council
took over the property.
If anyone knows what happened to the arch, Ann (and the webmaster) would be very interested.
Ann is planning to visit Stafford and would like to get in touch with anyone who remembers her
family, especially her grandmother (who was renowned for her colourful
If anyone has any information on the arch, or memories of the Roebucks and Doxey House we can pass them to Ann Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Possibility of Doctors Surgery in Doxey.
Doxey residents have
long wanted their own (or a least a nearer) doctor's surgery. At last
it seems that it may be possible. Rising Brook and Cross Street Surgery
are investigating the possibility and circulating a questionnaire on
"Rising Brook Surgery are a forward thinking GP Practice and are aware
of the need for a new GP Surgery in the Doxey area which has been
proposed in plans for the new Housing Development being considered by
Stafford Borough Council. At this moment this is a proposal, as we are
required to seek approval from NHS England for a new GP Surgery.
If approval is granted, the Practice proposes to offer a similar
range of services currently available from Rising Brook Surgery. it is
envisaged that a range of community health services will also be
delivered from the new facility resulting in services being offered
within easy access for the patients’.
We are providing this information together with the attached
questionnaire in order to engage with the residents of Doxey and
surrounding areas, at the earliest point possible in the process.
We do hope that you will take five minutes to complete this
questionnaire which will assist the Practice in obtaining as many
responses as possible, to provide us with information vital to
designing your potential new GP Surgery and in order to gain an
accurate picture of the needs and preferences of the community.
Thank you for your co-operation."
Ways to complete and submit your questionnaire:
On-line via our website http://www.risingbrooksurgery.nhs.uk
Hard copies are available from:
- Doxey Road Newsagents
- Bradbury Rise Stores
- St Thomas and St Andrews Church, Doxey Road
- Rising Brook Surgery, Merrey Road, Stafford ST17 9LY
- Cross Street Surgery, New Street, Stafford ST16 3BD
Rising Brook Surgery, Merrey Road, Stafford ST17 9LY Tel: 01185 251134 Fax: 01785 222441
Cross Street Surgery, New Street, Stafford ST16 3BD Tel: 01785 253453 Fax: 01785 220438
|nb. For News on Burleyfields see Planning Pages
Keeping Fit with Doreen Garrard
(thanks to Doreen's daughter Sue for Photos and information)
Doreen Garrard first formed the Doxey Keep Fit Class in the 1960’s
which continued over 20 years. She went on to teach the Ladies at
Brocton up until the time she had her first stroke in February 2006
at the age of 82. Doreen fought it with the determination and
knowledge she had learnt over the years and was able to continue with
the class until she had her second stroke in June 2006 which took her
eyesight and the physical side of her body. In May 2008 she sadly
Photo (left) Keep Fit Display held on the
Vicarage Lawn in Doxey.
Doreen Garrard moved to Doxey in 1958 with her husband Ted and two
daughters and formed the Doxey Keep Fit Class in the 1960’s which
ran for 20 years. Doreen was very dedicated to help the Ladies of
Doxey to look after their well-being which also brought them together
for an enjoyable social evening once a week.
Doreen used to work at the Doxey Post Office (Norman Miller, post
master) and Harry’s shop on Bradbury Rise. She was a familiar face
to the people of Doxey.
Doxey gets Fast Food Again
New Vicar for Doxey
A new vicar for Doxey has arrived. In
September the Rev Martin Strang become the Priest-in-charge of St
Thomas and St Andrew, Doxey and
of St Paul's, Forebridge. He was previously the Curate of Awsworth,
Cossall and Trowall in the Southwell and Nottingham diocese.
For further information contact the church
Do You remember Tenterbanks C.P. School - 1958 ?
We have had a email from Roger Fenna
from North Carolina enclosing this photo. He lived at 28 The Drive from
1949 to 1961.
have attached a copy of a photograph I took in 1958 of the graduating
class from Tenterbanks County Primary School. Most of the class members
lived in Doxey. I have also attached a guide to the names of all 34
kids in the picture. My apologies for any misspellings or errors of
memory. I hope you will consider posting the picture in the history
section of the Doxey website. I would also welcome hearing from anyone
who knew me or my family in Doxey at that time"
His email address is s: Rfenna@aol.com
Front (seated left to right) : Margaret Perry, Michael Ellsmore, Graham
Parker, M. Watkins, A. Watkins, Christine Pailing
Row 2 (seated left to right) : Jennifer Dobson, Glennis Murray, Pamela
Wright, Anthony Cotton, John Birtles, Maureen Spurway, S. Chambers
Row 3 (standing left to right) :S. Rathbone, Graham Talbot, David
Deakin, Malcolm Haywood, William McFarlane, Kenneth Roberts, Michael
Taylor, Robert Smith, Peter McCleary, Harold Bidgood, M. Stephenson,
Carol Bailey, Rosemary Simmons, Jennifer Reese, Elizabeth Smallman
Back (standing left to right) : Cynthia Malone, Richard Homer, Lois
Porter, Geoffrey Cartwright, Patricia Woodman, Carol Baker, Diane
Missing : Gaynor Hill
Class Teacher : Mr Frape
|News items for 2009-12