Memories of Eltham

Pleasaunce

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 Gorden, was at Wellhall and I would spend my lunch breaks there when I was older. The last time that I ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Jill Parish

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 address each other by our surnames with the Miss or Mrs prefix. I went to Mottingham girls school prior ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Elaine Coomber

Dad Growing Up

my dad Henry Peter bull and his 2sisters grew up in eltham green road .i have heard many stories includung the doodlebugs landing nearby.dad has dementia now and i am looking for photos of eltham which bought me here !i remember many visits to my grandparents home until i was 7 .

A memory of Eltham

Middle Park School 1940s

I used to attend Middle Park School way back in 1943. I recall we used to have to write the date in the top right-hand corner of our exercise books and I distinctly remember the year. The war was still on. I'd probably returned from Northhamptonshire, where I'd been evauatived from London for the second time. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Tom Ware

The Palace

As a child we lived in the Vista and our back garden ran alongside the cow fields, my friends and I would go across the farm to get into the palace grounds. There was a swimming pool that had dirty water in that was perfect for collecting frogs spawn and the bluebells were amazing! Sadly I decided to show my mum and dad this ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Jill Parish

Shops

Hinds on the right, my mother used to shop there for material. Next door was Hinds Jewelllery shop where my wedding ring was purchased for the princely sum of 9 guineas. Opposite was the Coop department store where you walked down steps to wander around open counters.

A memory of Eltham by Mary Donnachie

Christmas 1944

I spent my first Christmas away from home with the Murdoch family as I was invited by their daughter, Monica. I was in the ATS and a colleague of Monica in Ibex House, in the Minories. It was quite an experience for me and my first time going to Midnight Mass (at home my parents went and I had to stay home with my younger ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Lucy Newbery

Abc Eltham High Street.

I saw Dr. Who and the Daleks, in the Summer of 1965 at the ABC (or 'The Picture Palace' as my father called it). I was about 10 years of age. The movie poster showing on the cinema, the support movie anyway, in your photo is Bikini Beach (1964). The picture looks like taken on a summers day, sun shining, clear day, people dressed in summer clothing. Many memories of Eltham.

A memory of Eltham

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 Swimming Baths. Have lots of memories of my childhood there. I did a paper round before school and ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Eve (June) Knox

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