Old Coulsdon, The Parade c.1955

Old Coulsdon, The Parade c.1955

Neg. O106007

Memories of Old Coulsdon

Growing Up In Old Coulsdon 1946 67

I was born at 274 Coulsdon Road in 1946, my father had a business in Caterham-on-the-Hill and my paternal grandparents lived at 31 Canons Hill - all my childhood ...Read full memory

Purley County Grammar School

My father taught at what was then Purley County Grammar School for Boys, from about 1935 to 1948 (with a break for war service), when we emigrated to South Africa. ...Read full memory

My Paper Round

I worked as a paper boy at Newby's in Taunton Lane. I got up at 5 am and went to the shed behind the shop to sort and mark-up the papers. I then did 2 rounds before school for 6/- a ...Read full memory

Visiting The Sweet Shop

I lived in Old Coulsdon as a small child and can remember walking up to The Parade to visit the sweet shop.  We lived down the bottom of the hill at the bottom of The ...Read full memory

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