I was born in Balham General in 1940 to my parents who lived on Shirly Grove, just off Lavender Hill. I made many trips to the "Granada" in my time. I was just leaving the Granada with my parents one evening about 1943/4 when a "Buzz Bomb" went off just behind some shops near that cinema.
We later moved to a new council house on Sheepcote Lane (No longer called Sheepcote Ln.) opposite the British Flag pub on Culvert Rd. My parents and my older brothers made a few trips over there.
I attended Wix's Lane elementary and Culvert Rd. (Battersea County School). My cousin and I, (Mick Browne, he lived on Taybridge.) went back recently to Wix's for an impromptu visit. The headmaster gave us a tour of the place, half of which is now a French school, (Who would have thought). They dug up our old records from the 40's. Gave us copies, nice visit.
Left England in 1965. live now in Charlotte, North Carolina USA. The climate is sooooo much better.
A memory shared byon Nov 7th, 2012.
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