Hillingdon, The Parade c.1960
Memories of Hillingdon
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.
I was baptised in St Giles's Church in March 1943, having been born in Hoylake Crescent. My paternal grandparents also lived in Hoylake Crescent. I went to Breakspeare Primary School from 1948 to 1952 when the family moved to Cornwall. My parents were married in St. Martin's Church in Ruislip as my maternal ...Read full memory
Does anyone remember the arcade just past the Savoy cinema after Vine Street. It had a cafe in the centre, a model shop, pet shop, wool shop and music shop. Just opposite was the old National Provincial Bank; renamed when the Westminster Bank took it over. My favourite shop was down by the Regal, it was called Percy's, it was a ...Read full memory
My family lived in Hillingdon from the beginning of ww2 until 1953 when we moved from Biggin Hill. Our first home was a top floor flat in Pinewood Ave which was not ideal for a family with 4 children and then Grandmother descended on us with her 2nd husband. Amazing to think of todays children being ...Read full memory