Highview Avenue, Patcham

A place full of music

No. 4 Highview Avenue North, Patcham, where Edna ('Teddie') Ashton made many friends teaching music from the '30s until her death in 1977.

Photo:A photograph of light snow in Highview Avenue North, Patcham

A photograph of light snow in Highview Avenue North, Patcham

Photo taken by Les Ashton, 1962

Sent to the website via the contribution form by Les Ashton
18-01-04
This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page
Ah Yes! I remember Mrs. Ashton well. She was my piano teacher in the early to mid 60s. I still have the very first piano book she ever gave me. Today I'm an accomplished professional pianist. Thanks for the memories.
By John Hutchings (07/07/2004)

What a nice picture of No. 4. I live in this road, and that house looks very different now.

By Irene Dobson (25/02/2008)

I used to live opposite. This brings back many memories before it was changed. Miss Ashton was my piano teacher.

By Louise Greaves (12/11/2009)

Hi. This post is for Louise. I was wondering when you were a student of Miss Ashton (?). I was there in the early to mid 60s.

By John Hutchings (19/06/2010)

Hi. This post is for Louise. I was wondering when you were a student of Miss Ashton (?) I was there in the early to mid 60s.

By John Hutchings (19/06/2010)

I had lessons with Miss Ashton in the '70's. Unfortunately she became ill and eventually had to retire; I believe she moved to live with family in Scotland. I remember the sturdy ticking of the grandfather clock in the hall and the very modern sliding glass doors that she had fitted between the dining room at the back of the house and the front room where she taught. I can't remember for the life of me what make her piano was. She was very patient and taught me so much. Thanks to those early beginnings with her, music is now my career.

By John Dawkins (03/07/2010)

I recall a Mr Colville (spelling?) who lived in Highview Avenue North (the church end) and had a son who played in Patcham Silver Band where I learned to play brass. My late Mother lived in a bungalow in Highview Way (off Highview Ave Nth) from its building in 1954 till she left in the early seventies.

By John Snelling (01/11/2012)

During WWll around 1944, I had piano lessons from a Miss Pinder who lived in a terrace of old cottages at the junction of Braybon Ave and Greenfield Crescent. I was about 5 and the lessons were very childish with elves and fairies climbing up the staves. Luckily that didn't last long as we had a teacher who taught me on my own piano (an old wooden framed Chappel). 

By John Snelling (29/11/2012)

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