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Memories of Chislehurst

Mr Battle, The Baker....

I lived in Camden Park Road back in the 1990's and I read Mr Arthur Battle's book, Edwardian Chislehurst, when I was living there. He was 90 when he wrote it, and it was published in 1988. It was fascinating to read his memories of his childhood in the years before World War 1 in the book. In 1994 I attended a local ...Read full memory

Happy Childhood Memories

I was 4 years old when I was placed in St Michael's home for children in Chislehurst. My brother and I lived at St Michael's for 6 years. I remember St Nicholas School, the church, our Sunday walks and the beautiful home. In those days Mr and Mrs North were in charge and I can honestly say they were some of the ...Read full memory

A memory of Chislehurst

Family

I remember Chislehurst with very very fond memories. I grew up there with my family; mum, dad and brothers. Lived there from 1967, only so many months old until I got married. Wonderful place and sometimes pass through still today. HAPPY TIMES!!

A memory of Chislehurst

Happy Families

We lived on Red Hill from 1964 for 21 years. Both our daughters attended the school illustrated. Our house is now a busy doctors' surgery. Many of the houses in the village were taken down for the building of a large Sainsbury's store. The trees that lined the road were removed in order to widen the main road.

A memory of Chislehurst

Happy Childhood Days

I moved to Chislehurst in 1936 in our "brand new" house in Oakdene Ave. Cost about £475. Primary school was Willow Grove, long since gone. Secondary school was the new Edgebury School, very big, even had a playing field. With the advent of war the village became a tempy home to lots of Londoners living a simple life ...Read full memory

St. Michael's Childrens' Home

I too have fond memories of Chislehurst and in particular of St. Michael's Childrens' Home. Along with my younger sister, I spent my earlier childhood in the home from around 1958 to 1964. Many children between those years came and went. I have warm memories of my "Uncle and Auntie" North who were in charge of ...Read full memory

A memory of Chislehurst by Eddie Green

New Era Wallpaper And Paint Shop 37 High St

In the latter part of 1959 my father John Maile established himself in business at 37 High Street, Chislehurst, selling wallpaper, paint and Wolf power tools. This site formerly traded as Bowmans Bakery. When the shop was being refurbished prior to my father taking over, he produced and ...Read full memory

A memory of Chislehurst by Chris Maile

Four Leaf Clovers

My family used to visit this pub, probably on Sundays in the late '40s. My mum, dad, brother Ken & me (Les). Ken & me were only kids so weren't allowed in. We all used to sit outside on the grassy bank, us kids, with a lemonade or orange squash. The main memory I have is that Ken & me used to find lots of four leaf ...Read full memory

A memory of Chislehurst by Les Kirkden

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