Drayton, Havant Road c.1955
Memories of Drayton
When I saw John Cowan’s posting, my eyebrows shot upward, since it so happens that 199 Havant Road was also my first home. I was born on 7 January 1935 and we lived at The ...Read full memory
My parents, Ron and Mary Grant took over the New Inn at Drayton in 1957. Prior to that they had the Royal Pier Hotel at Sandown, on IOW. My sister Suzanne came over with them. I ...Read full memory
The year that this photo was taken was 1951, when we opened the cafe. It was run by my father, Wally, and my mother Monica. My sister Marilyn served in the cafe later. Previously it was a china and glass shop and before that, during the war, an antique shop run by my mother.
Cafe Monica was the best place in the world for Heather and Trevor Eastes of Solent Road School. We went there every day for our lunch carrying our big boxes of veg waste to ...Read full memory
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