Memories of Hillingdon
I have traced a newspaper report telling of the rescue of myself and my four siblings when houses in Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon were bombed in 1943. The report tells of one of the rescuers being a Mr. Reginald White who owned the general store and post office in Ryefield Avenue. I wonder ...Read full memory
We lived in Vine Lane Hillingdon in the 1950's. In our garden there was a gate leading into the fields where Rugby was played in the winter months; the gypsies used to camp with their horse under the old oak tree, by the pond, and as children we often walked across all those fields, now built upon, to the houses in Long Lane..... what freedom we enjoyed.
Does anyone have any photos of the old garden (the old walled garden) off Long Lane at Hillindon? It was opposite the convent. I used to live there as a child prior to the building of the new houses built, I believe, in about 1970. I have wonderful fond memories of it as a child, I would love to see some photos! Please help jog my mind if you can.
I was an American Airman stationed in Uxbridge and lived at 169 Swakeleys Road. This was a large house owned by Lillian Conway,(Steve Conways widow) who rented rooms to eight of us Airmen. I have many pleasant memories of my stay there. We enjoyed Mrs. Conways care for us, and she was an excellent cook. We paid thirty ...Read full memory