Vancouver Rd/ Bacon Lane

A Memory of Burnt Oak

I was born in 1957 in my nan and granddad's house (May & Fred Gloster). I went to Buckingham Road nursery school, then Edgware infants & juniors. I remember the head had a black and white dog and I would give it one of my ginger biscuits. We lived at 96 Vancouver Road, I used to watch benches being made over the garden fence in the wood yard. My dad, Joe, worked in the pie shop, just over the railway bridge near Burnt Oak station, then Edgware Hospital stores department. I used to go to 'work' with the green grocer on his horse and cart, the stable was in Bacon Lane. Saturday morning pictures at the ABC cost 6d, my best friend was Shirley Bogis. I remember the live eels; my brother Paul and I ran up all the stairs in the Co-op, and onto the roof. I still have a chest of drawers bought in the Co-op in 1958. Also the butchers in Edgware Prices, they had twin girls, Annabel and Pauline.

A memory shared by Christine Isherwood , on May 3rd, 2013.

Comments & feedback

Thu Dec 17th 2015, at 12:56 pm

dprocter commented:

Hi, I Used to live at 33 Vancouver Road and also went to Buckingham Road Nursery, then Stag Lane Junior School and finally to Camrose Secondary School. I also remember Dick Mulcare who used to do the Grocery with his horse and cart, the horse was called Mary, she was kept in the stables at the top of Bacon Lane.My memory of the CoOp was they had a nice café there and many a time I would sit with my mum having a milkshake.There was also the Odeon cinema on the main Road near the Wimpey Bar and Woolworths.

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