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
I lived in Belvedere. My sister and I would walk to Bexleyheath, crossing fields to go to the Regal Cinema. This cinema had a fine organ that came up from nowhere and was played by Reginald Fort during the films interval. Words of the songs were flashed on the screen and everyone sang along.. Popular songs at the ...Read full memory
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
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
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
After the Second World War my parents opened a shop at 25 Pickford Lane under the name J T Daborn. It was a tobacconist,toy and sweet shop. They opened in 1947 and traded there until retirement in the early 1970s. Customers might remember that my father was blind because of the war. The shop is immediately to the left of the ...Read full memory
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
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
,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
I lived in Church Rd, for the 1st 7years of my life. (1943 - 1950. My Father, Bernard John Musgrove was the Chief Operator at the Regal, & Mum, Joan Richardson (married 1942,) was an usherette. Dad & Mum were sleeping in a room above the organ works, after working late, when a flying bomb hit the organ room. The Manager ...Read full memory
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