Memories of New Addington

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Hi I worked at Centronics  and will be please to hear from anyone who knows me ,I am known as Babs Clark I look forward to hearing from you


Hi I worked at centronics King Henry,s Drive I would like to hear from anyone who also worked there I was in CRT and the glass shop I am known as Babs so if any one would like to get in touch with me I will be pleased to hear from you, email

New Addington

Hello does anyone who worked at Centronics  do you remember me Babs Clark if so like to hear from you email me at

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