The Prompt

A Memory of Beckenham

My mum worked at the Prompt Corner Coffee Bar for many years and my sister and I used to go in for our tea most days. We knew many of the regulars, but as I was pretty young most of the names escape me now.

Mum also worked as an usherette at the Regal, and we went to the cinema regularly. She also worked in the greengrocers near to the Importers Coffee Shop (not a cafe) but what it was called I don't recall.

We lived in Fairfield Road, opposite Christ Church, and spent hours and hours playing with the local children in the car parks (where there were never any cars) and in Kelsey Park, where we made dens in the bushes, and caught sticklebacks in the stream.

A memory shared by Madeleine Gilbart , on Mar 6th, 2012.

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