Memories of Dartford

Moreland Ave

Yes I remember the V2 rocket that came down in Moreland Ave.I had just returned from the air raid shelter when the siren went again, we did not have time to go to the shelter again.I was in bed and when I pulled the bed covers back the room was full of dust and the windows were broken, this was at 138 Dartford Road. The V2 rocket ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by johnrank

Growing Up In Dartford In The 70's/80's

I was born in 1972 and grew up in Dartford, not leaving until i went to uni in 1990. It was never the most picturesque of towns but none-the-less a great place to grow up and easy to get everywhere. The schools were great to - I went to West Hill for infants and junior school and then Dartford Girls ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Sarah Lyman

Fishing Tackle Shop

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

A memory of Dartford by Mike Hyland

The Pub In The Centre Of Dartford

There was a pub near the railway bridge on Overy Street called 'The 3 Tuns' was that the one? I was born in a house in Dartford Road in 1955, the family moved to a new bungalow, no. 6 Tuffnail Road, tel. 23838, in 1959, I have clear memories of almost every moment of my life starting from when I was a babe ...Read full memory

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Entree Into That Green And Pleasant Land.

My name was Jeannette Turner. In about 1936 my mother father and self-age 3 moved from the Eastend of London, via first moving into 46, Hillingdon Road Barnhurst, to stay with my recently widowed Auntie Daisy. My mother heard that new houses were being built at the old market town of Dartfod. I have ...Read full memory

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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

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

Memories Of Dartford

Born in Dartford in 1937 and living on the Fleet Estate I remember the Dimashio ice-cream van calling around ---not bad considering I left there in 1940 to live in Wales until war ended. I returned to Dartord, living on Fairfield Estate, the prefabs, until 1955. I remember the friendly policeman on point duty at the ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Alan Moore

Fishing Tackle Shop Lowfield Street

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

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Greenery Cafe

I lived in Farningham, but being a teenager, came to Dartford for entertainment. I also went to Dartford Grammar School until 1959 and my best friends were Veronica Gill and Jennifer Yates - Jennifer's parents owned a little grocery store up East Hill. As a teenager, I hung out in the Greenery Cafe, you would buy a cup of ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Norma Hauser

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