Memories of Croydon
I remember attending concerts here between 1969-1974; especially 'Buddy Rich and his Orchestra'. The best of these being the year that Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Lane were in the audience and we ended up with 'extra time' and a wonderful impromptu encore .. what a memorable evening.
I too remember the town hall and library and the damage done during a wartime bombing raid. The repairs took a long time to do but were so good it was impossible to see where the damage had been done. The reference library was second to none and it helped my brother and I pass our exams.
My Mum, sister and I used to go to the Savoy at least once a week, and used to walk from the Sample Shoe shop down the High Street to the Savoy, passing on the way Croydon General Hospital. Along the left hand side of this High Street was a sweet shop that sold their own sweets "home made" and they were delicious! Coconut ...Read full memory
My father came from Croydon, he was Peter Odonoghue, my grandparents lived in Stanley in Stanley Road with my Aunt Patrica (Pat). I remember going to Kennards arcade for the pony rides and one Christmas had a red cape brought from there. My mum's sister still lives in Thornton Heath. Sadly my parnets are now dead so I can't tell ...Read full memory