Memories of Borough Green
Hallo Marian/Miss/Mrs. Have discovered this website. I lived near the Station and next door but ond to the Cinerma from 1934 until the early 50, I was a contempory of Gerald Cloke and Tony Jessup. Both sadly long gone. I am still about at 80. Seeing the old photographs has bought back memories of many people. My short term memory is terrible. Please I would like to speak/meet with you or similar like minded people to whom I might be useful before it is too late.
I am 80 and lived with my parents in Borough Green from 1934 to the early fifties. We lived between Station Approach and the Cinema. Dad had his office attached. It is now Chinese . After being shops and Wally's café Wally was Wally Wickens the milkman and my Uncle. The photos have conjured up names that were long forgotten I am Michael Daniels, best friends were Gerald Cloke and Tony Jessup now no longer with us. I am very lucky. If anybody would like to chat reminisce or I can be of use about that period. Please make contact. Thank you.
In 1953 very few households had television. I remember going along to the Fourways cafe on Coronation Day with my parents so that we could watch the Coronation on the television. My sister was only 3 and I was 5. The cafe was run by Mr and Mrs King. My now step mother worked there as a cook. Years later the cafe became the Fourways Furnishings, though I forget the exact name. That was run by Cyril & Hazel Knight. The fish & chip shop on the corner, run by the Swinburnes, sold the most delicious ice lollies with real ice cream inside which we would buy on our way to Brownies which was held at the Church Hall on Quarry Hill.