Croydon, St John's Church 1890
Memories of Croydon
I was born in Croydon in 1954 and lived in Addiscombe all my life. I went to Woodside School and also Ashburton Secondary Modern in Shirley Road. Both Addiscombe and Croydon have changed so much. I remember Kennards, C&A and Debenhams and when buses ran through Croydon town centre.
James and Maria James lived here 1842
I used to visit the Contessa coffee bar in George Street which had a cellar where there was music and dancing, great days, it was owned by a guy called Nat Block and there was a great crowd in there most nights, especially weekends, including the Sarstedt brothers and the singer Gary Mills. And then we used to ...Read full memory
I worked in British Home Stores way back from 1959 to 1966, in those days it was at the top of Church Street. I was a supervisor in the clothing department and our manager was Mr Denson, he employed a retired manager to work there for about three months to train me, his name was Mr Morse, he was very tough and precise ...Read full memory