Memories of Purley

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

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

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

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

How Things Have Changed

I lived on Woodcote Valley Road from 1967 to 1989. The pictures from the 1960's is how I remember Purley - I don't recognise the place when I go back there now. The shops ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley

Working In Dartmouth Road

I worked at the gas board showroom on Dartmouth Road. It was next door to the bank on the corner of London Road. As well as selling gas appliances and receiving payment on gas ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Raymond Day

Walking Along Bridge Path

Me and Robin Webb's girl friend walking back to South Croydon Secondary after a disagreement about a girl. Can't remember her name, we was on the largo field behind the school. Circa 1964.

A memory of Purley by George Dynysiuk

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

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

School Swimming Trips

I remember walking from Roke Primary School to swimming lessons at Reedham Orphanage. The pool did not look very inviting, I only went a couple of times.

A memory of Purley by Barbara Dance

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