Memories of Acton

Corner Tuck Shop

I remember as a small child living in a flat at Spencer Road, Acton. My cousin  lived with his parents in the flat above. We always enjoyed our trip to the corner tuck shop where we could buy brill ice cream and drinks. I remember Acton as a clean, lovely place to live with its tall well-kept buildings and people were very ...Read full memory

A memory of Acton

Acton The Good Old Days

We moved down to Acton from Stafford in the midlands in 1949 when I was 4 years old. We were given a flat in The Vale, my first school was East Acton infants up East Acton lane, a cracking little school. I was very happy there until they moved me to East Acton House close to Bromyard Avenue. Oh happy days there, the ...Read full memory

A memory of Acton by Roger Brown

Tony Bros Ice Cream

I worked in the Tony Bros Ice Cream factory as a school holiday job in 1967 or 68. I vividly remember Tony Tedeschi, who chain smoked Benson and Hedges, Derek the gentle giant who took me under his wing and the lovely Yolande. It was hard work, but good fun and it's a shame it's all gone now. We definitely made the best choc ices in the area.

A memory of Acton by Hugh Macken

Spencer Rd

I lived in Spencer Rd throughout the war years, our house was one of the look alike houses at the junction of Shakespear Rd and Spencer Rd, just over from Tuck Taylor's shop. I left in 1950 to complete my National Service and returned two years later. On my return I married and moved away. My best friends were Jimmy Winslade, who ...Read full memory

A memory of Acton by Eric Bannister

Oak Way, Acton Vale

My memories of Acton Vale estate are endless, you would play out all day and the days were long. I can remember taking back the empty lemonade bottles and then buying a jublie. Going swimming at Acton swimming baths then on the way home getting a bag of chips or a portion of crackling. What about going on an outing to the ...Read full memory


I lived in the vale it was really nice in 1960 very cleannot like now every one was happy we maynot of had much but we had fun.I remember the hall in the vale also people used to hire it out.the shops across the road there was a butchers paper shop chemist and buses across the road.good memories.but I married and moved to australia still ...Read full memory

A memory of Acton by Jean Daniel

Acton Swimming Baths

I remember my friends and I would go swimming at Acton Baths and afterwards the lady in the tiny ticket office would make us a cup of Bovril with her kettle, for the grand sum of one penny. And after that? Sixpence worth of chips of course... happy days.

A memory of Acton by Susan Lockyear

Chiswick Memories

My parents were both brought up in the Chiswick/Bedford Park/South Acton area. I was born in 1935 and spent my early years living on the Great West Road near to the Gillette factory. During WWII I spent much time visiting my grandparents in Binns Road. I have great memories of "beach combing" with my grandad on the Thames ...Read full memory

A memory of Acton by Colin Bowles

Happy Memories

I grew up in Creffield Road, West Acton. I went to West Acton Primary School, then onto Derwentwater, then Twyford. Good Happy times, I lived in the same house for 18 years, then as a family we moved to Bletchley, Milton Keynes. If you know me I would love to chat over the early years of my life.

The Albion

My parents, Jack and Doreen Bourke, were tenants of The Albion from 1946-1979. I went to St Vincent's convent in Rosemont Road. I remember Tony Bros ice cream shop as I passed it every day on my way to and from school. Best ice cream in the country without a doubt! I also remember Doug the green grocer, Young's the bakery and ...Read full memory

A memory of Acton by Patricia Thompson

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