During the war I lived in the village of Lanes End (Darenth) just outside Dartford. I can't remember what year it was when we had a stick of bombs dropped across the village. One hit the Council stores, another at the top of Watchgate Rise, the last less than a hundred yards from our house. Mother had just picked up ...Read full memory
I was born in Dartord where I lived in Stanham Road until I moved at the age of 9 years. Childhood friends I remember are Anthony Artist, Janet Cork, Michael Burville (not sure of spelling of surname). My next door neighbour was the Robbins family and my elder sister was friends with David Robbins whose father had a small garage ...Read full memory
I was born at Livingstone Hospital. My parents had the fishing tackle shop at 68 Lowfield Street, Dartford. Both my parents were on the Dartford and District Angling and Preverseavation Society Commity. It had fishing at Brooklands Lakes and Horton Kirby, later adding more fishing waters. My parents ...Read full memory
Hi to all. The public house in the centre of town, where the policeman stood directing traffic was The One Bell. Next door was a shop called the Maypole and next to that was The Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel. Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) was a british engineer from Cornwall; a pioneer and inventor of the high pressure steam ...Read full memory
I went to this school from 1954-1957 ish. My elder sister attended too. I did not enjoy anything, at the school, even less the two weeks spent as a border when my parents went on holiday. There was one nun that I liked. But that was about it. I remember concrete footings for I assume an extension, ...Read full memory
I went to Our Ladies High School on Dartford Heath. I remember Sister Clare. I remember playing on Dartford Heath as our playground. I have gone back to look for the building in person, also on Google. I have not been able to find out much until I read your memories. I live in California, been in the states since ...Read full memory
Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone remembers a student who went to Down Secondary Modern in the mid 60s called Patrick Mackay. He would have attended from approximately 1964. I am currently producing a documentary on him and am keen to speak to anyone who remembers him. I notice someone else has also posted a ...Read full memory
My first job when I left school was with JC Beadles in Spital Street. During my lunch break I would often wander along Lowfield St and well remember the Fishing Tackle shop. I had bought one of their 2 piece Bamboo rods complete with bakelite reel a few years previously, which I used to catch minnows at Horton Kirby. I ...Read full memory
I lived with my family at 19, Blackmans Close, Dartford in the late 1940's. As kids we spent a lot of time at Dartford Heath. After the war I remember seeing nissan huts for German prisoners of war at the Heath. I recall seeing paintings of cartoon characters on the walls. I have made a few enquiries, but no one seems to ...Read full memory
I lived in Dartford up until 1962. I went to Dartford West and was a member of the Young Farmers Club at the YMCA. My school friend was Allan Field and for the moment he is the only one I can remember. I had some good times there and my love for country life was born there. In the 50's I saw the countryside vanish and ...Read full memory
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