My Early Memories

I have many fond memories of my early years growing up in Southport. From the day I was born to the day my family moved to Chester, these memories have shaped who I am today. Let me take you on a journey through some of the significant moments of my childhood.

Birth and Childhood

I came into this world on the 18th of July, 1941, at Christina Hartley Maternity Hospital in Southport. It was a joyous occasion for my parents, and I was christened Ian David McGregor at Saint Philips Church on Scarisbrick New Road.

I have two younger brothers, who are two and four years younger than me. Growing up with them was an adventure in itself, as we navigated the world together.

Home and Family

We lived at 54 Sefton Street in Southport until 1952 when we moved to Hoole in Chester. Our house on Sefton Street holds many memories for me. However, it wasn’t always a happy place when my father came home on leave from the army. He had a strict approach to discipline and believed in the saying, “spare the rod and spoil the child.” I remember the pain of the thick, heavy belt he wore and the fear of doing something wrong in his eyes.

Memorable Moments

Although my early years are a bit hazy, there are some memories that stand out:

These memories, both joyful and challenging, have shaped my perspective on life. They remind me of the strength and resilience I developed during my early years. I am grateful for the experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today.

As more memories resurface, I will continue to add them to this collection. Our past is a treasure trove of stories waiting to be shared.