Yes Valerie - I too have a similar memory of the day I walked home from Cheshunt Secondary School on my last ever day. The sun was always high over Grundy Park during the summer months, and shone down directly onto your neck and head as you walked up Windmill Lane to the Old Pond. That memory of the sun burning your skin as you ...Read full memory
I remember back in the early 1960s walking along Dalaware Road and looking into the open doors of the Lotus factory while they were assembling Lotus Cortinas. This meant nothing to me then, but now I am a petrol head and like cars.
Hello ! Does any one in cheshunt remember the comrade club in Bridge Street Waltham cross. The secretary of the club was Bill Jamieson I know the club is still there and Bjill Jamiesons portrate and banjo still hang over the bar , Bill and his wife Mabs use to live opposite the club. If anyone remembers the ...Read full memory
My parents had a wallpaper and paint shop on the corner of High Street and Delamare Road. The business name was J & J Swannell. We later sold the shop lease to Henry Tilly.
I was born in Enfield in 1946, we lived in the half way houses on the A10 at Cheshunt, it was on Maxwells Farm. The council rehoused on the New Bury Green estate. I went to St Mary's Primary School then to Dewhurst Boys School and then to the new Dewhurst St Mary School in Lordship Lane. I remember Mr Grey, Mr ...Read full memory
Does anyone remember going down the Wolsey Hall on a Sunday or Wednesday evening to see the groups? I lived in Waltham Abbey and I remember my friends and myself all going there. I had to do some of my mum's housework after school as she worked to get the money to go. I remember seeing the Who, Four Tops, the Kinks and many ...Read full memory
I was born in Barnet but brought up for my first 20 years in Cheshunt. Does anyone remember the St. Mary's Mission which was halfway down Windmill Lane where Roundmoor Drive is now. Long since demolished I would imagine. I was sent there on Sunday afternoons when I was around three years old in about 1948/9. ...Read full memory
My hubby and I remember the shop that was on the corner near the old pond where you could get 1 penny packets of broken crisps and weren't they delicious? They used to sell out very quickly. Sometimes, when I was off school poorly and if my sister was feeling generous, she would get me a packet on the way home from the Grammar ...Read full memory
I used to work at Tesco's, Delawere Road in the late 50's and remember that one of the workers at Lotus had, over the period of a year taken all the parts for one of their engines and built it up in his bedroom. I also remember the soap powder in the fountain. I was in the Nissen Huts waiting for the new school to be opened and the pub opposite used to be the Crocodile, (Never went in though).
Hi, I am trying to research my family tree, family name is Sipthorp. I have obtained various birth certificates for my father and uncle. They were born in these pretty little cottages, the family consisted of mum, dad and 5 children, my, what a squash! My grandfather worked at the powder mills ...Read full memory
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