Recently visited Valance Park with my sister Sheila who is visiting from Australia. I live in Bedford, we used to live at 3 Coote Gardens. Memories of the ...Read full memory
In the early 50's my aunt lived in the cottages next to The Merry Fiddlers pub. I can remember standing on a chair and looking out a back window to see wrestling contests. As to the ...Read full memory
The first pub I used to drink in when I was 16yrs old. The main bar was made to be similar to the Cavern Club in Liverpool, all rough brick and cedar wood. The stage was ...Read full memory
My parents moved to the Becontree Estate in about 1926 and we eventually settled in Hedgemans Road overlooking the field near Talbot Road. In those days the council used ...Read full memory
I was born in Upney hospital in July 1947 and lived in a prefab at 703 Ripple Road. Opposite was a bone/scrap yard and along the road the Ship & Shovel ...Read full memory
I went to the village infants school, I can remember the outlay of it as if it was yesterday, sadly its now a car park. I remember my 3rd year teacher, Miss Martin, she taught ...Read full memory
I remember George's second hand shop in the village, my nan would take me and my brother there for a treat that was the highlight of the week for us. Also the pie and eel shop, with ...Read full memory
I remember going out on the jetty and skiving off when I should have been working in the engine plant, mind you, apprentices don't do much anyway, wandering around the foundry and Frog Island.
My Mum, Valerie Sands married my Dad, Frank Lyall, in this church in 1953. When they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary they made a lovely album each for us 3 children of ...Read full memory
So many years ago but I can remember everything like it was yesterday. Mrs Truman's cafe near the church, just a shed really, the sweet shops, hairdressers, bike shop, ...Read full memory
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