The Lock family – Coley

Hi, what a great website. I thought you might be interested to receive details of my family, who lived in Wolseley Street, same time as you by the sounds of it.

My dad, Edward Lock (known as little Ted or Teddy), was born in Dec 1941 and lived at 93 Wolseley Street from birth until he married my mum in 1972. My grandparents Edward (Ted) Snr and Doris Lock lived at 93 until their deaths in 1976 & 79 respectively. My dad was the middle of 3 children (Barry, (died 1986) oldest and Carol (died 1999) youngest). The three children all went to Coley Primary School and then onto Katesgrove School. My granddad worked at Gascoigne’s and my nan at the Jam factory although I don’t know the dates they were there.

In my dads late teens and twenties he worked at Castle Street garage. The bottom floor being directly at the end of Wolseley Street. Additionally, he has mentioned a few pubs he used to drink in. Rose and Crown, Barley Mow, Blue Lion. I also recognise some of the names on here from friends he has spoken of

I don’t suppose you have any photos/merchandise to sell as I know that my dad would love to have a piece of his past!

Incidentally, my first flat purchase was 1 Cranford Mews, which is at the Berkeley Avenue end of Wolseley Street. Dad loved to come round to my place and reminisce. I’ve since married and moved to Tilehurst.

I would love to hear from you or indeed anyone else with any questions/comments. I’m a real historian on my dads side so coming across your site has filled me with absolute glee

All the best.

Rachel Goldstone (nee Lock) – email:

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