Memories of Deal

Ace School Of Ballroom Dancing

The 'Ace Ballroom School of Dancing' was for many a young person the first time they had expeienced the close up contact with the opposite sex, I remember the beginning of ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by John Ford

I Was Born In The Shop On Left Hand Side, White Fuller (Kent)

The shop on left hand side is White Fuller (Kent) Ltd, 68 High Street, Deal. My father, Cecil Prime, was the owner. Our mother, Phyllis, my ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Francesca Wellard

Deal Promenade 1910

In  my young days the greater part of the Prom was crowded with fishing boats. My grandfather, Ted Smith, often purchased the whole of a boatmens' catch. An entry in  his old ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Herbert Piddock

Spitfire

About 1943 - disabled Spitfire landed 30 yards from beach opposite Golden Hind cafe and just beyond hotel on right.  3 or 4 chaps stripped off, swam out and pulled pilot from aircraft.  I hope pilot survived but don't know if he did.  Does anyone know?

A memory of Deal by Jim Bell

St Leonards Church, Deal

My parents had to walk from High Street, Deal to this church on the coldest and snowiest day recorded up to that time for my baptism in February 1947. My godparents were Hazle ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Francesca Wellard

Nelson House Restaurant, Broad Street, Deal, Kent

Where Deal Library stands today was the site of the 'Nelson House Restaurant', which was owned and ran by my father, Frederick William Ford; around the ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by John Ford

Amusement Arcade And Roller Skating Rink

I grew up in Deal, spent many hours in this shelter, from around 1961, it is still there today. My fondest memories of that time are: directly opposite across the ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal

Deal Railway Station

I moved to Deal when I was 3. We lived in a house owned by the railway in the station approach. My father was linesman on the railway. I went to the parochial school on London Road. ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Lilian Maxwell

Piddock And Smiths

My gt. grandfathers married sisters named Brothers. The three familes have been in and around Deal for centuries Gt. grandfather Maxwell was a Royal Marine, as was grandfather Piddock. ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Herbert Piddock

Childhood

Concerning Ricemans fire in Deal, Kent - Sunday 6th October 1963. Nightfall; I remember the incredible display windows, they were smashed and collapsing, a few people (including a guy who did ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Gaetan White

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