Next to the underground depot on the Boston Road was a litte shop called The Acorn. It sold sweetss etc. On the other side of the line where offices are now was Boston Bumps. This was a piece of waste land where we rode our track bikes which were painted black and white. We called ourselves the Zedbras. I remember Michelin ...Read full memory
The streets around Boston Manor were more spacious and had bigger houses than Hanwell. Southdown Avenue was very grand. Going towards Elthorne Park I remember Mr Mitchell our geography teacher at Bordeston school lived. On the right Mrs Costick who was 7th Hanwell Cubs Akala lived. Running paralell with Southdown Avenue ...Read full memory
I have noticed a lack of memories of Boston Manor although it has a underground station and a sizeable population. I will start with the shops I remember in the 1950/60. Going towards Hanwell on the right hand side there was an estate agents. Next was Renee hairdressers. The International stores (a sort of little ...Read full memory
I've been reading fondly some of the Brentford memories. I first moved to Brentford in about 1953 approx, where I lived at 7 The Ride, which was one of the four Children's Homes. I remember Mr Goddard of Goddard's furniture store. I went to St Paul's School where Mr Potts was headmaster and Tom ...Read full memory
All the activities and events mentioned in these memories, I have also been involved in. Going to St. Georges school, teachers being Mr Church and Mr Allen, being at school when the King died. Going to the Odeon at Northfields on Saturday morning, seeing Tarzan, Superman, Nyaka the jungle girl (I think that it the way ...Read full memory
My grandparents lived at No.29 Distillery Road; their names were Thomas and Amy Passey but known as Tama and Cath. My dad, James (Jim), and his sister Lilian (Lily) lived there as well and I have fond memories of going there as a child. I too, have a picture of the Coronation party, my grandad dressed up as a ...Read full memory
Some weeks ago I was back in my beloved Brentford for The Bees V MK Dons..Sadly I didn't have any time to have a wander round and walk in familiar places...just a quick drink in The Globe.Was good being there amongst all the Bees supporters...even though I was wearing a Dons shirt over the top of my Bees shirt !! Well I ...Read full memory
I was born on the Clayponds estate, i fact my sister slill lives in that area. I went to Lionel Road School, later I attended Chiswick Grammer. I roamed all the old areas around Brentford; the Queens Hall was a regular haunt twice a week, Brentford Football Club when playing. I married a girl, Jean Maslin, from Kenley ...Read full memory
I am cycling along the canal and have just passed under the railway bridge. I pass under the great metal warehouse. Quickly there is a rattle as I cross the little bridge by the gauging lock, which is incidentally is a swing bridge. I admire the gauging lock office, where previously I had ...Read full memory
Hi Ann..amazing how the memories of those years remain with us after so many years. Like you I went to St Georges School. I was there till 1952 and remember taking my 11 Plus Exam on the day the King died. Exam was in the morning and Mum took me to the Queens in the afternoon but because of King's death the cinema ...Read full memory
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