Hillingdon, The Parade c.1960
Memories of Hillingdon
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
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
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.