Memories of Purley

St James Youth Club

I grew up in Kenley Oak Cottages, Little Roke Road. I went to Roke Primary and Senior School. I was also a member of the St James youth club which met on Wednesday evenings and once ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Barbara Dance

Living In Downscourt Rd C1967 1973

I lived near the top of Downscourt Rd, my back garden exiting in St James Rd. Every day I would walk up and down that hill to Roke Primary and later around the local ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Simon Bull

Growing Up In Purley

When I lived in Purley, there weren't many stores.  I can remember when Sainsbury's opened across from Purley Fountain.  There was a toy shop in the High Street called ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Liz Williams

My Three Years At Reedham

I recall walking past the gate-house with my mother on a Tuesday afternoon in March 1950. I was to start my lustrous career there for a period of three years, leaving in March ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by David Donnan

Main Road Purley

I lived here from 1965 through to the end of the seventies. The council offices are on the left, just out of view and before the fire station. Old Lodge Lane is on the right. You can ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley

Growing Up In Purley

I grew up in Lansdowne Road, Purley. On Suday evenings in the summer, we used to sit on the edge of the fountain and watch the traffic coming back from the coast. Sometimes the cars ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Dennis Curtis

Reedham School

I attended Reedham School from 1957 for a couple of years. My father had pased away and my mother sent me to Reedham, our home was in Harrow, Middlesex. I have read some of the other ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Susan Mc Donald

I Hate Reedham

My brother and I were sent to Reedham School in 1954. We were there for two years, probably the worst two years of my life, despite being put into care at the age of five and continuing ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Ashley Mathews

Purley High Street 1949 1952

My dad was the manager of Elliotts Shoe Shop in Purley from 1949- 1952, after he was demobbed from active service in the War. We lived above the shop in one of the flats. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Lesley Smith

Purley Fountain And High Street

I was born in Mayday but brought up in Lansdowne Road for the first two and a half years. I remember the fountain being in the grounds of the water works where Tesco is ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley

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