Memories of Kilburn

Eresby Mews

I was born in Eresby Mews in 1948 in a flat above an old stable or coach house, my father Harry was born in the same mews in 1905. He owned a garage business in the mews from the 1930's ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilburn by John Floyd

Mick's Cafe

I remember my sister and I going to what we used called Mick's café in Willesden Lane, we were too young to go anywhere else and we would get our flat white or cappuccino and just thought ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilburn

Hardyments Hardware And China Store

In 1961/62 I used to have a Saturday job in Hardyments, on Kilburn High Road, a real old-fashioned store selling all sorts of china and hardware. The assistants had ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilburn by Janice Stevens

Born But Not Bred

Born to Kathleen Leniston, and Ned Leniston July 1951 in Torbay Road, to the glorious rolling green fields (joke) of Kilburn. There were still bloody big holes where buildings used to ...Read full memory

Cricklewood And Kilburn Area

I was born in this area in 1939 and lived in Cricklewood until 1955 when we moved to Dollis hill (Hamilton Road). We were in Olive Road throughout the war and would ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilburn by Valerie Clemens

Shopkeepers 1912 To 1976

Born Dec. 1924 Dollis Hill Ave, son of E.H.Carter who lived at Crown Terrace. In 1912 he opened his half-shop as a newsagent and tobacconist, joined-up in 1915 and left the ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilburn by John Carter

Playing On The Bomb Sites

I have a vivid memory of playing on the bomb site in Cambridge Place, I was 10 years old and a real tomboy. As my grandmother lived at number 11 Cambridge Place together with ...Read full memory

Life In Kilburn

I was born in 1956 in Albert Road, Kilburn and lived in the area until I was 15.  I remember the community as one that was very close knit, you would walk out of your door and say ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilburn by Kim Brown

Teenager In Kilburn

I lived in Kilburn from 1936 to 1969. The Gaumont State cinema was part of my life as a teenager. It was one of a number of cinemas in the area at that time and every Saturday ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilburn by Fred Parker

Carlton House Kilburn

Born in 101 Albert Road, moved to Charlton House and lived in flat No.38; the Whitby's, Streets, Watsons, Sullivans, Corrs, Reynolds, Ryans, Butchers, were all my neighbours. I ...Read full memory

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