Memories of Eltham

Ann Diamond My Mum

My mum is from Eltham, Ann Diamond, born 1935. Her dad, Frank Diamond was one of 11 and his mum, my great nan, lived till she was nearly 100, in the same house I believe. I was the 89th grand-child, so no doubt there are a ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Debbie Richards

Happy Memories

I grew up in Eltham but one of my fondest memories was being a member of the backstage team at Eltham Little Theatre. We had a lot of fun backstage especially during the Pantomime season! I also spent a lot of my childhood at ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Pauline Preece


That must be a No 132 bus pulling away from the bustop. Used that frequently. Corner shop used to be an Express Dairy where you could have a cup of tea.

A memory of Eltham by Mary Donnachie

Footscray Road

From 1950 to about 1956 (was 5_11 yrs old) lived at 149 Footscray Rd which was a converted coach house very near the TA drill hall. Often kept awake by the rifle practice. House now demolished and replaced by little close of ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Ronald Knowles

I Grew Up In Eltham

My family moved to Eltham about 1954/5 and I lived there until about 1966. I attended Middle Park Primary School and later the Gordon School. We lived next door to Working Mens Club on Eltham Hill just down from the ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Eve (June) Knox

Wellhall Road In The 1960s And 1970s

I remember visiting my Aunty Pat and all my cousins, they lived at the top of Wellhall Road just down from the old pictures opposite them. She had lots of girls, some blond, and one son, David or Michael I ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Alan Marks

Corset Shop

Has anyone any memory of the above - did you work in a corset shop (or own) or the corset department of a store? What was your relationship with your customers and what was their relationship with their foundation wear? Did mums ...Read full memory


My nan lived at 11 Basket Gardens, which was near the pleasaunce, and she would take us there when we visited her. It was a wonderful place, my favourite being the stepping stones which led through a small stream, My school, the ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Jill Parish

On My Wall

I have this framed print displayed on my landing wall. When I pass by and stop to look at it, I remember the swimming bath just below the church where I used to go dancing in the 1950s.

A memory of Eltham by Mary Donnachie

Elaine Lynn Hairdresser

I was an apprentice at Madame Herberts Hairdressers in 1958 to 1961, the salon was next to Hinds. Does anyone remember the salon? Mrs Hawkins of Hummerstone and Hawkins, Estae agents, was Madames daughter. We had to ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Elaine Coomber

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