Memories of Addiscombe

Dancing At Thornton Heath

Please someone do tell me the name of the energetic little lady who taught us all ballroom dancing in a first floor room in Purley. I am wirting my memoirs and her name is ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Vera Hopkins

The Old Club House

I remember the old club house school. I lived in Coleridge Road and I went to the Ashburton High School, now pulled down, they have a new school there now but the fire station is ...Read full memory

Addiscombe And Croydon Characters

There seemed to be a lot of eccentric characters around in those days. Old blokes with strange shaped polished bald heads (these were the days when it was the older ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Francis Beck

Croydon Memories

I was actually born in KCH in the 1960's , but my parents lived in Grange Road, Upper Norwood - and that is where I spent my childhood. Went to All Saints School, Westwood and Lady ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe

Coombe Woods/Shrublands Estate

There was a school near Coombe Woods for children that had hearing and speech problems does anyone remember the name ? My friend Mary Casilden mother used to work ...Read full memory

Fullerton Road & Area 1956 65

I lived at 2 Fullerton Road from 1956-1965, it was a cul-de-sac in those days. It was lined with Plain Trees with sticky leaves. There were a couple of factories at the ...Read full memory

Shirley Road Shops

I lived at Ashburton and spent my junior school years from 1953 at the primary and junior schools after which I walked everyday to South Norwood  where I attended Stanley ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Roger Steer

Fullerton Road

I was born and lived for 12 years of my life in Fullerton Road, I lived with my parents sister and brother in my nan's house number 19. My uncle and aunt lived at the bottom of the ...Read full memory

Baring Road

I was born at Mayday Hospital. My parents still live in Baring Road and my mother has lived there from the age of 13, as my grandmother had the house before they did. I vividly remember ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Jacky Hughes

The Fish Shop

When I was still going to school Ashburton High School I had a park time job at the Fish Shop at the Shirly Road shops I worked every day arfter school Monday to Friday, also all day ...Read full memory

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