Memories of Dartford

Dartford Road 1939 Onwards.

I was born in West hill hospital 1939,grew up in Dartford road, and have many memories, of the war time, and of course peacetime, many names come to mind, Graham Crouch,Margaret Bingham,Kenny & Barry Green, Sheila Barnes,there are quite a few more, I would love to know if there are anybody else with memories from the ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by jayemcee39

Another Piece Of Dartford History

Although born in Surrey, my parents moved to Swaisland Road when I was a baby, before buying a house in James Road in 1939 - just before the outbreak of WW2. I attended the West Hill School during my junior days. Our instructions were to run on to school if the air-raid siren sounded if we were more than ...Read full memory

Mildred Close

Hi Jane Are your a sister of James? (or Jimmy Lawrence). He used to live in Colney Road, just around the corner from where I lived in the late 1950s to mid 1960s. I remember playing on our pogo sticks, and seeing who could do the most "jumps"!!. Great fun. I also remember going around to his house and playing in his back ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Susan Howard

Who Remembers The Dartford Wharfage Co.

Born Livingstone Hospital East Hill in 1947. Lived on Temple Hill from the age of 5 years, went to Temple Hill later Dartford East (The Downs) schools. First job at 14, was at Phillips toy and cycle shop. I also belonged to the Mephisto Cycle Club at this time. My second job was on vehicle maintenance ...Read full memory

Coffee Bar

Hello, I used to go to the coffee bar and meet up with some lads and girls and we all had some good times there. One of the lads was Allan Pennell who at the time was a trainee civil engieneer with Taylor Woodrow. Allan told me there was a vacancy with the steelfixers at the construction of Northfleet power station, I went ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by David Parslow

Dartford East Secondary Modern School 1950 55

Hello, I was born at Franks Hall in Horten, Kirby in 1940, moved to Dartfod 1941, to Waldeck Road and went to St Albans Infants then York Road Juniors then to Dartford East. I have good memories of it all. I wonder if anyone remembers me such a long time ago. Some names I remember: Peter Bates, ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Brian Trimmer

Gillian Vidgen

I lived in the prefabs at 13 Meadowside from 1947 to 1955. When I was 9 years old I moved to Linden Ave on the tree estate. I went to Oakfield primary where I had the best teacher Mr Gee, who was the only teacher I had for the whole of my time there. I can remember the glory bumps on the heath and going to the football on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Gillian Davies

Happy Days In St Albans Road, Late 40's And 50's.

I lived at 90 East Hill just by the corner of St Albans. In St Albans lived all my little pals; Robert Ball, David Shaw, Peter Richardson, Frankie Taylor and Graham Wilson. We played in the street on our tricycles in the early years and did wheelies in front of the Tiger Pub until we headed ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by David Large

Elm Road

I was born in Elm road Dartford. The lady that lived in our house before us pinched other people's cats. My mother told me that the police called at our house several times when cats went missing. Is there anyone who would remember this ? It was in the early 60's.

A memory of Dartford

Dartford Families

Hello to all, just a quick message asking for assistance. I am from a family line that dates back to Dartford pre-1830s. If anyone has any information on any of the following Dartford families, I would love to hear form you, as I am completely stuck on my family tree: - Page (Thomas Page 1744-1821) - Carly(Carley) ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Darren Johnson

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