This is very much a shot in the dark. My parents, Jim & Eva Davidson, moved to Barnhurst in the late 1930s and lived in a maisonette, ground floor I believe. My father worked at the Woolwich Arsenal ordinance factory and I was around 3-4 years old, having been born in Ilford in 1936. Obviously my memory is minimal but ...Read full memory
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
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 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 ...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 ...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 ...Read full memory
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
I grew up at 99 Appledore Avenue (junction with Fairford) between 1956 & 1975. I had great mates (David Owen and Steve Beard) and went to Barnehurst CP School. Where have all the years gone and those lovely places such at Martins Grove swimming pool? We used to while away the hot summer holidays, or tracking on our bikes on ...Read full memory
Does anyone remember the Duke of Ediniburgh pub, run by a great couple Eric and May Afrters every night done my early pub training in there all a by gone era now sadly.
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