Elmers End

A Memory of Beckenham

I was born in Beckenham Hospital - the one next to a park I believe. I grew up in Elmers End and attending Elmers End & Eden Park Preparatory School - my husband and I tried to find the school a few years back when we came over from Canada, where I've lived for the past 30+ years, for a visit...but I believe the Elmers End school is no longer there. I went to Marian Vian Secondary School which we did find and although the building is the same it has a number of changes now!! The London Transport Bus Garage that was at the end of our road, Beck Lane, is now housing and so is Churchfields School where my brother went!

It was wonderful to be able to walk down my street and rmember people & memories, like walking to the end of our street to the bus garage for shillings for the meter and on the opposite corner to the cigarette machine on the wall at the car dealer/garage.

A memory shared by Diane Gibbons (Luker) , on Mar 5th, 2010.

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