Barnehurst, Barnehurst Road 1960
Memories of Barnehurst, Barnehurst Road 1960
We moved from Bexley Village to Barnehurst in 1971 when I was four years old. I grew up with my sister and two brothers on Eastleigh Road where all the children used to come out and play - we'd be out from dawn until dusk in the summer, building dens and camps over Barnehurst Golf Course and climbing trees over at Martens Grove Park, not to mention the long hot summer days we'd spend at the outdoor swimming pool. I remember being given 10p pocket money a week when I was quite young and being allowed to walk up Midfield Avenue with a friend, to spend all my pocket money on what we would call 'little sweets' from Hoskins Newsagents. My best friend and me used to ...Read full memory
I lived in Appledore Avenue, for the first 17 years of my life.(1956 - 1973) Happy memories. My parents were married at St Paulinus Church in 1954. I went to Barnehurst Primary and Junior School. the headmistresses were Miss Cardy and Miss Mumford. I go back every so often to rekindle my earliest memories... its such a long time ago Steve Tull Ramsgate Kent.
I remember spending many happy times at Martins Grove Swimming Pool.The hot summer days, the park packed with children and parents. The high jumping board, the slide and fountain. I lived in Bramar Avenue. My Grandparents lived in Pinnacle Hill, I have happy memories of living in Bexleyheath.
I lived in Mayplace Road East - firstly at no. 332 (from the age of 4) and then (after returning from living in Essex for a couple of years), at no. 310. Both these houses were more or less opposite to the Manor House and the delights of the golf course where we wandered for hours finding stray golf balls and birds nests! I recall the ruins of what we thought was a wonderful old castle - I have never found out what it really was. I had been born in March 1949 at my auntie's house in Manor Road, which although just round the corner was actually Crayford. My parents had left the area when they married in 1946 as my father was then to work at Huyton, just outside Liverpool. But my mum was so home-sick and ...Read full memory
I still live in Barnehurst having moved back in 1947. The picture of Barnehurst Road, although the scenery hasn't changed much the shops have. The corner shop on the right was United Dairies and there was a butchers shop a coal shop, a cleaners, two grocers a post office. two newsagents. Nowadays it is mostly take away restaurants and estate agents. If you turned right at the end of the road, went about 400 yards there was a little farm house with no electricity owned by a Mr Brazier whose land at the rear was an orchard. I then lived in a house that backed on to it. He used to patrol it at night with a lantern in case someone scrumped his apples. He lived with his two sisters and was ...Read full memory