Memories of Purley

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

Purley / Woodcote 1960's

We lived at 18 The Bridle Road (off Foxley Lane) for many years. Attended Collingwood Boys' School (Wallington) - great school for punishments; Woodcote Secondary (like a holiday ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Douglas Mitchell

I Hate Reedham

The day after our trip to London, I woke in the morning and was told to immediately get dressed and put on my new shoes and overcoat by mother. We dropped Bernard at Aldersbrook School ...Read full memory

Reedham Orphanage Purley

I do have some good memories of Reedham. My elder sister Suzanne and my younger sister Rosemary lived there for some years. We were born in Argentina. Who remembers Magot, ...Read full memory

The Grocers Next To Morgan's!

Born in 1939 and living in Banstead Road during the war, I have many memories of Purley, Croydon and Coulsdon. An alleyway ran from the High Street to the station, where I ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Frances Casey

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

Purley Way Swimming Pool

Someone mentioned the outdoor pool. We used to go there all the time in summer. I was up by Purley airport. I can remember also there was a scare about polio and my Mom wouldn't let us go there at that time.

A memory of Purley by Liz Williams

Purely In The 60s

I was born in Purely hospital in 1960 and lived in Grasmere rd until 1979. I remember going to ballet lessons somewhere upstairs near the top of Russell Hill rd, and creche was in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by cathrynmoon

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

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

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