Memories of Bexleyheath

Danson Park And The Broadway

I am eight years old and walking to the Broadway to see my grandad who had the barber's shop next to the LEB showrooms just round the corner from Lion Road. I remember walking into the shop which had about three basins for shaving and hair cuts. He was there 40 odd years. The kitchen out the back was where my ...Read full memory

Lodge Hill Swing Park

Who remembers going to the Swing Park at the bottom of Lodge Hill? We used to play pick up the lolly stick - laying down on the roundabout. And a blindfold game was played on the Big Umbrella - The game was called L O N D O N . The person who was blindfolded would stand in the middle where the pole was and say L o ...Read full memory

Danson Park

I remember Danson Park from the 1950's. It is situated in between Welling and Bexleyheath in Kent, now an outer London Borough and is still worth a visit. There is a big house in the park which has now been restored by English Heritage, a nice rose garden and "The Stables" which is now a restaurant. There was also a Lido on ...Read full memory

Graham Road School For Boys.

I spent most of my younger life in Bexleyheath, we lived in Oaklands Road. I went to Upton Road Primary School, I remember that the Head Teacher was Miss Hughes. From there I went on to Bexleyheath Secondary Modern School for Boys, in Graham Road. I remember Mr Piper, Mr Bottomley, Mr Klien (History), Mr ...Read full memory

Staying With My Grandparents

I have such fond memories of staying with my grandparents at Bedonwell Road during the 1960s. I remember walking with my Nana to Long Lane and being allowed to choose sweets from the shop and then getting the bus into Broadway. I loved looking at the toys in Hides department store and seeing Father ...Read full memory

Married Life In Bexleyheath

We were married at St Paul's in Northumbeland Heath in 1962 and had reception at the Manor House, Danson Park. I was born in Romford and met my future wife at a party at the girlfriend's house. We courted each other across the Woolwich ferry (very romantic), many a time we rode together on the ferry and ...Read full memory

Owned The Lewis' Tobbaconist And Sweet Shop

My parents (Anita and Bill) owned and ran Lewis' tobacco and confectionery on the corner of Percy Rd and Pickford Lane, opposite the co-op between the 60s and 70s. We used to employ a woman called Dot who used to help serve customers with my mum. I remember in the mid 60's my father saved the ...Read full memory

Before They Put Numbers On The Years!

Gosh, I am so old, I remember the time that the trams (696 and 698) were changed for electric trolley buses of the same numbers. Does anyone but me remember the horse trough beside the clock tower?. before the war we lived in a tallj(five stories) house near the tower that has be demolished for the new ...Read full memory

Silver Lounge

The Silver Lounge makes me remember summer holidays when my mum was working in Collins Cleaners near the traffic lights at Gravel Hill, and I was looked after by my elder brothers and sister. My sister and I would meet Mum outside the Silver Lounge in her lunch break and then we would be treated to spaghetti on toast and an ...Read full memory

By Gone Times

I was born in London in 1933 and later, when the Ideal Homes Estates were constructed, my parents with me, moved to Howard avenue at Bexley. Danson Park was the place to go to. Everything happened there. Firework displays viewed from the North Bank each year and, I can remember a kids fancy dress competition in which I ...Read full memory

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