Memories of Dartford

Our Ladies High School 1950 1960

I was born in 1943 and lived in Wilmington. I initially went to an infant school in Oakfield Lane, however, my mother was told by the Sisters of Charity that they ...Read full memory

Another Piece Of Dartford History

Although born in Surrey, my parents moved to Swaisland Road when I was a baby, before buying a house in James Road in 1939 - just before the outbreak of WW2. I ...Read full memory

Coffee Bar

Hello, I used to go to the coffee bar and meet up with some lads and girls and we all had some good times there. One of the lads was Allan Pennell who at the time was a trainee civil ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by David Parslow

Memories Of Dartford

I was born in Marcet Road in 1959 and attended West Hill Primary School. I failed my 11 plus and went the Dartford West but moved in the first year to Dartford Technical High ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford

Gillian Vidgen

I lived in the prefabs at 13 Meadowside from 1947 to 1955. When I was 9 years old I moved to Linden Ave on the tree estate. I went to Oakfield primary where I had the best teacher Mr ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Gillian Davies

St Vincent Road

I lived at the bottom of St. Vincent Road, near to Temple Hill Estate and Bow Arrow Lane. We used to play in the fields and I remember Temple Hill Estate being built. I remember the ...Read full memory

Downs Secondary Modern 1964

Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone remembers a student who went to Down Secondary Modern in the mid 60s called Patrick Mackay. He would have attended from approximately ...Read full memory

Old Datford

I was born in Wimot Road in 1939 at the Maiden Lane end. We lived there until 1948 when we moved to Willow Road where I lived until I got married in 1961. We moved to Temple Hill after a ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Ted Stock

Bus Stops And J E Halls

Temple Hill was our playground in the 1960s and 1970s. There was the old Puffing Billy where we all met on the estate and we had play schemes on. Does anyone remember this, the ...Read full memory

Second World War Memories

Do any folks in the Dartford area remember the air raids and the dog fights with the German aircraft and our boys? I lived on Morland Avenue near Vickers Armstrong which I ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford by Clive Jeffrey

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