Growing up in Gloucester

By Albert Pinkney

I am one of seven and we were all born in High Orchard Street (Gloucester) alongside the docks. Our grandfather and father worked all their lives on the barges, my eldest brother worked on the Mayflower Tug.


The docks were our playground.  I did many trips up and down both the canal and the River.


I spent my first year after leaving school working for the GWR in Gloucester docks waiting for a vacancy on the tugs.

This page was added by Iris Capps on 18/10/2010.
Comments about this page

Your name rings a bell. My grandfather George Stokes worked the Barge Tuffley for many years

By Tony Ravenhill
On 11/06/2012

You would have known my Grandfather George Stokes then. He skippered the "TUFFLEY"

By Tony Ravenhill
On 11/06/2012

Would love to talk to both Albert and Tony as im doing a short piece on the barge Tuffley and her sisters Paul 07833143231

By Paul Barnett
On 21/01/2014

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