Memories of New Addington

Born And Bred

My parents were one of the first to move to New Addington onto the Boots estate from Peckham before I was born. I have very fond memories of growing up there attending Wolsey ...Read full memory

Feather Bed Lane

Yes that's right. On a big corner turning from the London/Croydon Road. Feather Bed Lane seems to have ben so called as there were a number of poultry people along there. ...Read full memory

Those Were The Days

I was just wondering just how many people remember::- Smiths the chemist,Perks the grocers,Kennies the sweet and tobacconist (the original "wooden one)Browns the bakers etc ...Read full memory


When I was just a little lad - my dad was the senior carpenter for Croydon and I remember that one summer school holiday I was with him in his lorry and we marked out the boarders of New ...Read full memory

A Great Place To Live And Grow Up

Moved up in about 1945/46 into a prefab, our first home., I was about 1 year old so cannot remember the move. I used to help the prisoners of war build the ...Read full memory

King Henrys Drive

My parents were one of the first people to live in King Henry's Drive, in the year 1951.  The houses had only just been built.  I remember a lot about New Addington. ...Read full memory

Caroline S Friend

Hi Caroline's friend ,thank you so much for passing my message onto Caroline I,ve been trying to contact her for along time and now thanks to you I,ve been in touch with her thank you best wishes Babs Clark

New Addington

I remember quite vividly, at the age of 3, visiting our new flat which was being built at the time in Castlehill Avenue and playing in the loft water tanks which were just over the ...Read full memory

Castle Hill Close

I remember living in the post war prefabs,in I think it was called Castle Hill Close,number 4,right next to a power pylon.Yoy could walk across an empty field to the New ...Read full memory

Jobseeker In New Addington, 1977

I'm sorely puzzled. The New Addington Hotel I saw in March 1977 had twin Dutch gables. And it was rather handsome. Anyway, I then went on to a job interview ...Read full memory

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