Memories of Eltham

On My Wall

I have this framed print displayed on my landing wall. When I pass by and stop to look at it, I remember the swimming bath just below the church where I used to go dancing in the 1950s.

A memory of Eltham by Mary Donnachie


That must be a No 132 bus pulling away from the bustop. Used that frequently. Corner shop used to be an Express Dairy where you could have a cup of tea.

A memory of Eltham by Mary Donnachie

Elaine Lynn Hairdresser

I was an apprentice at Madame Herberts Hairdressers in 1958 to 1961, the salon was next to Hinds. Does anyone remember the salon? Mrs Hawkins of Hummerstone and Hawkins, Estae ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Elaine Coomber

Childhood Haunt

15 mins walk from my home. Used to play tennis on the courts below this building. Public toilets nearby, as was a circular seating gazebo like benches where my friends and I would gather ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Mary Donnachie

The Animals At Burtons/Eltham Baths?

I have been hunting around trying to find details of The Animals band's concert at Eltham in the mid 1960s. My family moved to Lee Green in the mid 60s, I moved to ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham

Long Gone

My dad worked at the Express Dairy bottling depot opposite side of the road to the church. I often went to watch and be treated to a drink in their canteen, as a child I found it fascinating ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Anne Pordage

High Street Changes

The Hinds Department Store on the right is no more. I remember it well from my childhood in the 1950s and 1960s when we shopped in Eltham, but lived in nearby Welling. You could buy ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Gaynor Wingham

Just A Memory Thanks

Just wanted to say that I love your website. I moved to Canada last year from Windsor, Berkshire but my grandfather Fred Tutt lived in Eltham for many years (owned a fishmongers). ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Peter Tutt

Brian Tutt

This should be of interest, I hope. I attended Roper Street C of E Primary School from 1944 to1947, Head teacher, Mr Hatt and class teacher Miss Sexton. Brian Tutt was in this class. Sadly he ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Dorothy Brooks

Christmas 1944

I spent my first Christmas away from home with the Murdoch family as I was invited by their daughter, Monica. I was in the ATS and a colleague of Monica in Ibex House, in the Minories. It ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by Lucy Newbery

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