Memories of Bexleyheath

Bexleyheath Circa 1950''S

I lived in Faygate Crescent, Bexleyheath.  Schools I remember are Upton Rd, Gravel Hill and Bexleyheath Secondary Modern. I have fond memories of the girls school across the playing fields from Graham Rd (can't remember it's name) but I think it was divided by a chain mail fence and a footpath with locked ...Read full memory

A memory of Bexleyheath by Alan Ford


I lived in Stanhope Road from 1950 until I got married in 1966. I remember Daborns and going in there to spend my pocket money on sweets or something that caught my eye, Mr and Mrs Daborn - such a lovely couple. I went to Uplands Schools in Church Road, and the Girls school just round the corner with my best friend Tricia who ...Read full memory

A memory of Bexleyheath by Sue Kruse

Romance On Broadway

I met my wife Lorna on Broadway while she was shopping there with a couple of friends in January 1950. Seeing the picture of Broadway brought back many memories. Our first date we went to the cinema near the Clock Tower and saw 'The Captain and Mrs Muir'. We were married in Dartford in December 1953 and sailed for ...Read full memory

A memory of Bexleyheath by Ramon Lane

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

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

Bexleyheath In My Youth 1944 1960

I was born in 1944 and lived at 12 Rowan Road. I lived and played in Bexleyheath until 1960 when I joined Port Line and sailed off into the world. I returned after each trip but around 1962 I "jumped ship" in Australia. Sadly I never returned and was absent for my mother and fathers passing. So if anyone can ...Read full memory

Pantiles, Bexleyheath

,I must have been about six years old when we moved from Gypsey Road in Welling, to a new house in Hurlingham Road, Number 40, by the Pantiles. A year later WW11 started, and we spent our nights in the damp Anderson shelter in the garden. I remember a big crater outside the fish and chip shop down the road where a bomb ...Read full memory

My Memories From 1955 72

I lived in Station Road till 1955, then moved to Franklin Road and lived there till 1972. I can remember most of this parade of shops, starting at Lewis's on the corner of Percy Road, Frost's TV repair shop, Home & Colonial, Pricerites, H M Lawrence (insurance), Cafe, Bakers?, Jenkins? chemist ... then over the ...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

The Green And Heversham Rd

It is clear from the post from John Howard Norfolk that he and I have some shared memories.I lived at No15 Heversham Rd,Saturday morning minors at the Regal,riding the 401 or 486 to go shopping with my mother in the Broadway.playing football on the green.I attended Pelham Road Junior school and then moved on to ...Read full memory

A memory of Bexleyheath by geoffkemp

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