Drayton, Havant Road c.1955

Drayton, Havant Road c.1955

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Memories of Drayton, Havant Road c1955

199 Havant Road The Cottage

When I saw John Cowan’s posting, my eyebrows shot upward, since it so happens that 199 Havant Road was also my first home. I was born on 7 January 1935 and we lived at The Cottage (most houses had names in those days) until my father was posted elsewhere early in wartime-1941. Because I have lived in Canada for the past 55 years, married to a Canadian, my visits to Drayton have not been as frequent as I would have liked. But a few years ago a friend drove me past the much-changed house, now a seniors’ residence, and dryly commented that “you should come back and live here, so that you can finish your days where you began”. We laughed and speculated whether I would be able to get my old room. Anne Joseph – Montreal, Canada

A memory of Drayton by Anne Joseph

199 Havant Road, Drayton

I was born on 6th feb 1944 at 199 Havant Road, Drayton and had a happy childhood there with my 5 sisters and parents.    My father was a painter and decorator and we lived in the house until the late '50s. I believe the house is now a home for the elderly, how things have changed. I went to Portsdown school and the to the high school between Drayton and Cosham.I now live in Northern Ireland but have great memories of the area and going to the George to get my uncle his quart of mild and bitter.

A memory of Drayton by John Cowan

Memories of Drayton

199 Havant Road, Drayton

I was born on 6th feb 1944 at 199 Havant Road, Drayton and had a happy childhood there with my 5 sisters and parents.    My father was a painter and decorator and we lived in the house until the late '50s. I believe the house is now a home for the elderly, how things have changed. I went to Portsdown school and the to the high school between Drayton and Cosham.I now live in Northern Ireland but have great memories of the area and going to the George to get my uncle his quart of mild and bitter.

A memory of Drayton by John Cowan

Memories Of Cafe Monica

Cafe Monica was the best place in the world for Heather and Trevor Eastes of Solent Road School. We went there every day for our lunch carrying our big boxes of veg waste to take home to our many guinea-pigs. We'd buy lardie cake, cottage loaves and meat pie - and sometimes I'd have a Viennese Whirl - ...Read full memory

A memory of Drayton

Jr Robinson And Maison Drayton

The farthest shop on the left was owned by my grandparents and I lived there until I was 3 with my parents, Ivan and Betty Robinson. They sold prams and baby goods. My mother Evelyn Betty McTurk did her hairdressing apprenticeship in the hairdressers next door, Maison Drayton, and continued working there for some years. I remember the parade of shops as being a very busy lively place.

A memory of Drayton by Lynne Wood

The New Inn Crowd

My parents, Ron and Mary Grant took over the New Inn at Drayton in 1957. Prior to that they had the Royal Pier Hotel at Sandown, on IOW. My sister Suzanne came over with them. I joined them the following year, as I had enrolled at the Catering College in Portsmouth and needed somewhere to live! So began a ...Read full memory

A memory of Drayton by Roland Grant

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