Memories of Southall

Old Southall Remembered

I lived in old Southall (Norwood Road - Norwood Green end) during the 1960s to the 1990s and have seen great changes. I went to school at Clifton Road, and the school had a ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall

Old Southall

Yes the bakers was Parkers, but before that it was called "Fowlers" and that name was in the mosaic floor in their doorway. They used to do lovely cream cakes. My mum who had moved to ...Read full memory

Growing Up In Southall

I grew up in Southall in the 1940s and 50s. We lived in Gordon Road in a terraced house that backed onto The Tube. We had an outside toilet, no bathroom and, until I was about ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by John Lennon

Ive's Paper Shop

I was a paper boy for Ives when the Father was in charge and then at the end his son Brian? took over. I did not have many papers to deliver but the round started by the Junction Pub ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Ken Chapell

Growing Up In Lea Road Southall

I lived in Lea Road, Southall. My father Alfred was a lorry driver for Sanders & Son, also known as The Tube, half way down Gordon Road. My mum Betty worked as a ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Jim Seaney

Wolfe Rubber Co

My dad was a lorry driver working for a firm called E Day & Sons, it was a green flatback rigid lorry and his main job was working out of a company called Wolfe Rubber Co. They used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by John Nicholls

My Early Years

My sister, parents and I lived in Florence Road with my Aunts. We had the recreation ground at the bottom of the road and in those days we used to play for hours there with other ...Read full memory

Norwood Green

I was born in Norwood Green in 1939. I also went to Clifton Road school. We were bombed regularly as the anti aircraft guns were in Osterly Park behind our house which was also ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Rosemary Kind

So Different Now

I used to live at 22 Clifton Road. Tin baths, outside loos, newspaper on a nail in toilet, all of that. I went to Clifton Road School so I only had to skip a few yards to get there. ...Read full memory

Early Years

SIRENS WAILING, Get up, wrap a blanket around yourself, stand on the bed and wait for Dad (Alfred Roger) or Eddith Mary (Mum) to come and go down 13 stairs and out to the shelter that was ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Allen Gough

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