Memories of Barnehurst
I used to live in Albion Road, when it was used as a small single road. People used it to access Hides car park, now the new dreaded shopping centre. I used to work in the greengrocers in Hides on a Saturday morning. I lived in a large detached house called 'Highfield' in Albion road before we sold it to the British Legion, ...Read full memory
I was 8 years old when this picture was taken. It is hard to express how evocative this innocuous little picture is to me. Is that a box of tissues on the right?. Well this picture really set me off blubbing. At this end of the pool was a toddlers pool, part of but fenced off from the deeper part. I was there with ...Read full memory
Absolutely loved my time at Mayplace County Primary! It is sn old cliche but they were best days of my education! Great atmosphere at the school - I remember two teachers, Mr Jakeways the headteacher and Mr Cooker my form teacher. We lived in Bexley but used to cut through Shenstone Park and in the summer go to the open air pool near the school (Martins Grove). I now live in NW England and work as Director of a disability charity. I went through the education route myself with PGCE and M. Ed, and am very grateful to the school for giving me such a great start in life. Colin Thornton.
I went to Crayford County Modern Secondary school in Iron Mill Lane 1945 1950. Now demolished I see! Each week in summer our class walked from Iron Mill Lane to Martens Grove via Old Road, walking thro' the woodland of the Grove. I remember my first dive off the high board seen in the ...Read full memory