The days when you could let your children out to play and not worry. We used to sneak up in the hole in the fence to play in the big oak tree that sits above the shelter. It was our camp and was called the Five Oaks. We took food and drink, pinned pictures on the tree it was great We used to spy on Old Mr George Woodford ...Read full memory
My husband, Roger Watts, and his family lived in Castle St in the 1950's. The picture has a figure standing outside their front door (no.15) which could be his mother or older sister Linda. Can anybody shed some light on this ? The street was always free of cars with only the doctor, who lived a few doors away, owning ...Read full memory
My grandfather was steward of the Victoria Club in Kingsbury. My parents owned Towerseys, opposite the Vale. My other grandad, Rowland Towersey, was a basket maker with a shop which, during the war, became Bucks Bullion. Then it moved to the High Street in the 50's. The pub in Kingsbury is Rockwood not Rockwell, I ...Read full memory
my name is Winifred Haynes. I lived in Ashtead.at i3 albert road. from 1939 until about 1959.my dad was an old Ashtead man walter Haynes. many man y happy memories. DAD WORKED AS A painter and also at the memorial hall for many years. as a caretaker. I went to school in Epsom at the convent ; many happy day with my friends and ...Read full memory
I WAS BORN AT 5 PARK STREET ON AUGUST THE 10TH 1938, I WAS NAMED BRIAN EDWARD SMITH aka SMUDGER. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR PAUL GEOFFREY HAZELL AND HIS WIFE MARILYN. CAN ANYONE HELP. THEY WILL BE IN THEIR LATE 70s. I LIVED AT THE PARK STREET ADDRESS UNTIL I LEFT HOME TO JOIN THE ROYAL NAVY IN 1953, HAPPY DAYS.
Pub was the Rockwood, not Rockwell. I worked at Pearks Stores, 56, Kingsbury, from 1958 to 1964. My first manager was Cllr. Eric Bentley, an 8th Army veteran. He moved down to the West Country and opened a hotel. Kingsbury was then the Bus station with buses going to such places as Windsor, Northampton, Bedford etc.
In the 1871 census records my Great, Great, Great Grandfather owned a grocery store in this street. His name was Charles Whiskin and he lived here with his wife Susannah and Catherine, Edward and Ernest his children. Many other relatives lived here also along with a nurse maid and a chap called Henry Green who again worked in the shop.
Looking for any info on Elizabeth Male, a nurse and her brother, they lived on 18 Intalbury Ave and 95 Cambridge Street. I am looking to help piece together the missing pieces of my life. I was adopted. Thankyou
I spent most of my childhood from age 5 - 16 living at 25 Westmorland Avenue (family was the Prices). It was such a lovely street and we had such wonderful neighbours. I hope to get back to England one day and to visit the area.
Your picture of Kingsbury Square shows a fountain which was dedicated to someone called Adkins, whole relatives are locals called Keen. That fountain was moved at the time of George 5th's Jubilee and is still in the Vale Park in the High Street. Lesly Batcheler
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