Beckenham, Cottage Hospital 1899
Memories of Beckenham, Cottage Hospital 1899
In the late 1940s as a child I used to play in the park along side the hospital and remember very young cutting my foot in the paddling pool. A child who was playing with me ( we had no adults with us ) insisted on taking me to the Casualty Dept were I recall they kept asking me if I had had my tetanus injection whilst they cleaned me up. Vandalism meant someone had thrown a bottle in the pool. It is amazing that our parents were happy for 2 children under 10 were allowed to play unaccompanied in a park. In 1965 I had finished my midwifery course at Beckenham Maternity hospital at Stone Park and had some months to fill in before joining the QARANCs ( Queen Alexandra's Royal ...Read full memory
Memories of Beckenham
I passed my scholarship exams and when I was nearly 11, I started at the Beckenham County Grammar School as it was then called, in Copers Cope road. However as there were too many of us the first years classes were held at the Cricket Pavilion in Cater park? I lived just inside the 5 mile limit from The School ...Read full memory
from the time after 1945 regularly on Sunday afternoons the suggestion was for us to go to Kelsey park and feed the Ducks! It was / is a large well planted park to walk around and get lost. Over the years visiting my parents, my children and my grandchildren have been taken there to feed the ducks Pat ( nee FINN)
I was born in Palace Road in 1940. I remember the bombing and in particular sitting on the steps watching a doodlebug fly over. The area was eventually evacuated and we, with others, were sent to Wimslow, near Manchester. On returning to London we were housed in St. Hughs Road, Anerley. I stayed there until I was 19 and ...Read full memory
I used to be a minor monitor at the ABC and when the films had finished they gave me the posters and I hung them in my bedroom. I remember one very well it was a 2001 Space Odyssey. I am now 55 years old and recently saw one sold on tv for an awful lot of money! Ahhh..if only?