Memories of Beddington
It was my 10th birthday in 1963 and my aunt failed to turn up for my party. There had been a dreadful fire that evening which destroyed the Grange. I remember as a child going to the grange to see the fish and feed the ducks in the pond there. It looked so big to me then, but probably wasn't, everything is big when you are a ...Read full memory
The grange and boating lake was a meeting place for many youngsters in the early 60s, Sunday afternoons we would turn up with our little radio's to listen to the top twenty music chart program. Many romances started and probably ended in beddington park, We all learnt to row, always upsetting the guy that ran the boats never going back when our time was up, such good memories.
When I was a child in the 1940s, this sports field belonged to the Post Office. Occasionally there would be a horse in residence and this is where I had my first and only ride on such an animal. The stadium on the left caught fire one night and, it all being wood, burnt down to the ground. The area immediately ...Read full memory
My mother grew up on the Lodge in Beddington. Her family lived there throughout the war years and remembers the V2's and sheltering in the basement of the orphanage during air raids. Somewhere we have photos of milk being delivered by dog-drawn cart. A psalm was written around the windows ...Read full memory