Bexleyheath, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bexleyheath and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Woodside Road Youth Club

Does anyone remember the youth club in Crayford? I think it was in Woodside Road and was run by a lady called Miss T. It was open five nights a week. We had some great holidays abroad together abroad, first in Austria, then Denmark and then Germany. It would have been around the late fifty's.


Ah, Dolcis' shoe shop where most shoes cost 49shillings and eleven pence. I was born in Woolwich Road then moved to Pelham Road and worked at Hides in 1958, Then at Wheeler's Library where my boss was a little old lady who always dressed in black and reminded me of Queen Victoria. She would eat calves foot jelly for her health, and ...Read full memory


I used to work in the Haberdashery department at Hides and my best friend Sylvia worked round the corner in the ribbon department. I remember they had a cat that had had kittens and the kittens used to hide under the counter and jump out, grab my ankles and bite! Wendy Appleton (nee Cawley)