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Memories 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 ...Read full memory

Keir Hardie Way

I grew up in Keir Hardie Way, near Barnhill School & The Greenway from 1953 - 1966 (we then moved to Surrey). I went To Hayes Park School then Mellow Lane School. Keir Hardie Way, ...Read full memory

My Memories

Well, 1945 upwards, I am a Southall person through and through. Born in in Hillingdon Host. We lived in Beaconfield Road and I went to the infant school, a Mrs Betts. I remember crying ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Philip Jones

King Street Southall

These are a few of the shops I remember from my childhood: Platts store where you could buy 2oz butter or half a loaf of bread, Greens the open veg shop, the Co op store which ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Cynthia Downes

Emlyn Morgan

Does anybody have any memories of my lost grandfather? He was a Welsh man called Emlyn Morgan, and lived in Southall during WWII. He was from a farming family and was born near Neath. ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Jake Morgan

Oh And

King Street and its area was known as 'over the other side' to everyone on the Broadway side of the railway bridge - a mysterious place that adults would talk of to each other concerning ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Neil Emery

Chick Stores, Delamere Road, Hayes

Please help. Has anyone got photos of Chick Stores or any memories of Mr Chick, the shop, or how long it was there for. Where did Mr Chick go? My mother still lives ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Allen Gough

Ve Party Derley Rd

This was a year that the war finished, my sister and I had not long returned home from Nottingham having been evacuated to avoid the V 2"s. I remember that tables had been set ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by David Fuller

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