Hounslow, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Hounslow and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Inwood Park

Who remembers Inwood Park paddling pool and boating lake? The lake was more of a circular water course around a central island but you could use the little paddle boats - operated by handles that turned the paddles, if I remember rightly. The pool had a toddler and baby end but the section for older children was barely 12 or ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by Susan Coleman

Welsh Society

In the late 1940's- late 1950's, the Hounslow Welsh Society used to meet in a hall on the left hand side as you entered the grounds of the Hospital. I have very happy memories of the evenings spent there, we had a choir, & an amateur dramatic group (my Father Abe Richards was the producer of many of the productions). We lived ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by Peggy Roberts

One Of The Boys

On a Sunday a crowd of boys and girls would meet at the Sky High milk bar at the Bell end of the High Street. After a few milk shakes we would then go to the pictures, either the Regal or the Alcaza and sometimes go to the other end of the town to the Dominion. Another cinema was the privately owned one called the Empire, ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by Bill Lancaster