Pickford Lane

A Memory of Bexleyheath

I grew up in Bexleyheath in the late 1950s and 1960s. The shops in Pickford Lane were the nearest to my house in Woodlands Road and those of my grandparents who lived in nearby Herbert Road. I recall Daborns toy shop on the left hand side of the parade. The 'Home and Colonial' shop on the right hand side; nearby was a sweet shop and greengrocers. The hall above the 'Co-op' was home to a youth club and the early versions of a disco on a Friday night. Opposite the 'Co-op' was the chip shop and a newsagents called 'Macs' I believe. The 122 buses that stopped in Pickford Lane would take us to the Broadway and school; and later the trains at adjacent Bexleyheath station carried us to London and our first jobs when we all left school.

A memory shared by John Coleman , on Feb 25th, 2009.

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