Recent Memories


I remember visiting Redbrook as a teenager. My cousin Peggy and Michael Alvis lived in Hillside Road I went to school with their eldest daughter Margaret. I was fascinated with this quant village and village life. I later visited family in Monmouth when I was On a Geography field trip in Hereford. The views from their road still stick in my mind after 55years. Dorothy Archbold

A memory of Redbrook

Park School

I have tried and failed to find any info about the small private school I went to in 1959 to1961. It was called Park School and was on Holmefield ave cleveleys. I was Susan Cope back then and I think the headteacher was Mrs Neil.I was friends with Kathleen Gardner but lost touch with her a long time ago.I would love to hear from anyone from then

A memory of Cleveleys

Sherry's Romford

Sherry's was a milk, ice cream and coffee bar, as you say opposite the Odeon. My father and mother were the managers there in the 60's. My dad made the best milkshakes and ice cream sundaes. Many top bands appeared at the Odeon and used the bar before and after performances. There was an autograph book which was kept by the ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford

Oaks Park Railway?

In the Oaks Park in about 1958 I recall seeing a pile of rails and sleepers which appeared to have been from a narrow gauge railway. It was near the big house which was partly demolished by then. Does anyone remember a railway in the park?

A memory of Carshalton

Coulsdon 1950's/1960's

I lived in Coulsdon from 1955 first in Woodcote Grove Road opposite Smitham school which I attended from 1958-1963. I remember the shops vividly from the United Dairies to Sainbury's with the wall tiles and the cheese cutter and butter pats. I went to school with Barbara Busby, Gillian Honey and Jane Salter and the ...Read full memory

A memory of Coulsdon by Jane Bennett

Great Times In 1988

Oh the waterfall and the slide!

A memory of Ballabeg by Graham R

The Walled Garden In Langley Vale

As a child in the mid sixties I remember that during the summer holidays my mother would take my sisters and myself for picnics occasionally in the walled garden that was at Langley Vale and also remember how we loved the peace and quiet within those walls. As an adult I mentioned this place to my then ...Read full memory

A memory of Langley Vale

Happy Days Walsall Wood

I went to school at St Johns Church of England School 1955-1961 - remember Hedleys butchers Ecobs chemist the wynott - and many of the 'kids' I went to school with - Elaine Salt, Kathryn Westley, Barbara Ward, Kathryn Banks, Una Kirkhan, John Kendal, Joseph Hedley, Robert Baker, and others very happy memories of the ...Read full memory

Lovely Bakery Shop On The Corner Of Florence Road

I moved to southall with my parents and a younger sister in the late 1950's. My parents immigrated from India and I was about 5-6 years old. I went to Featherstone Road school and then onto Western Road higher Secondary School in the 1960's. We lived at 28 Florence Road and across the road was ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by goldem60

For The Love Of Growing Up

Susan Williams was born @ Malmesbury Hospital in 1949 to John and Shelagh. We lived with my Grandparents @ Lea until were housed @ Charlton Park as previous families have said. Us children were blessed to live their. I was luckier than most as my Uncles/Aunts & cousins lived their too. Derek & Jilly (with big ...Read full memory

A memory of Malmesbury

Dear Old Nunhead

I was born in nunhead in 1939,lived in barest road,nunhead,i survived the bombing years,was avacuated for a while,then returned to hide in the Anderson shelter in our back garden,went to holidale road school,then on to Peckham rye secondry,i knew everyone in our street,and along nunhead lane,there was mrs cheese the paper ...Read full memory

A memory of Nunhead by Peter Mills

I Too Lived In Seacombe And Used To Go Down To The Allotments That Where Down By The Farm

I went to Riverside School and played out in the sunny weather in the summer we had back then. This post I have just found fiddling around on my iPad What a joy it is to see the old places The Derby pool, Harrison Drive,Central Park and the Wallasey ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallasey by joanprocter123

War Baby

Hello I have no memory of Biggleswade but very interested because I was born there I lived in Stotfold and went to infant school there and used to visit Letchworth and Hitchin but left the area to go and live in Denham Bucks. I now live in Windsor have moved around quite a lot in my life

A Very Dangerous Route In The 1950's.

It was the late 1950's and we were travelling in a motorbike and sidecar. Mum and dad were on the bike and the two children (my brother and I) in the sidecar. We started to descend slowly down the hill , all wondering at the exciting views. All quiet , reflecting the concern of the parents.... Half way ...Read full memory

Born In Hayling

I was born in Hayling in 1948 and lived there until 1958. I lived in Westfield Ave and later Ilex Walk. My parents worked for Sir Arthur Sanders and his in laws Mr & Mrs Olivier (aunt & uncle of Sir Lawrence Olivier) Mr Olivier was a portrait artist in the war. They lived at Orchard Close, which is now an old people's ...Read full memory

A memory of Hayling Island

Walker Brothers

I remember seeing The Walker Brothers 1964/65 at The Palace, it was chaotic they had to be pulled off stage I fell over and I couldn't get up I rember trying desperately and getting panicky then someone put out a hand and pulled me up I got to the back as quickly as possible very shaken, and saw the Walkers being hoisted off stage

A memory of Wolverton by paulinelever

Great Memory's

I Remember going to East Acton infants ,john Perryn junior and then Bromyard avenue later to be faraday .We lived in a prefab in church field road Sundays was a treat walking up to tony brothers ice cream shop (bowl in hand) I also remember Doris ,little kiosk near the park and level crossing.we moved to East Acton lane (nearer ...Read full memory

Hackbridge School 1949 To 1954

I spent happy years at Hackbridge School 1949 to 1954. We had sports in the Grange Park I think. I lived at Mitcham Junction so it was a old penny bus fare or a walk, I seem to remember walking passed Watercress beds.

A memory of Hackbridge by booksprb

Good Times In Northolt X

hi I found your memories by chance x I lived in dabbs hill from 1965 till 79 x I too went to Vincent x hung out at West end youth club which was opp target x went to old field n birds nest x I was a skin head with my mate maggsMurphy x she lived in Tenby gardens x oh what memories x I he now moved back to dabbs hill x so sad ix area has changed x lovedploughyugh pub n railway harrow

A memory of Northolt by hils_p07

Where I Was Born.

This photo brings back the memory of the High Street, I was born in 1946 in one of the houses in the picture, it was between the Horse and Groom pub and the telephone exchange. My gran lived in the house for so long they named it after her it was called Spong Cottage. My mother lived in Chobham all her life and was highly ...Read full memory

A memory of Chobham by bob-wendy


I remember my days of playing on the large pips that lay on the grounds which is now a car park at the bottom of the Largs road does anyone else remember the pips that lay there.

Living In Penge

Has I was growing up in Penge with my family it was a lovely place Susan Boyce .

A memory of Penge by sueandgeofflipop

Havelock Road

I was born in 1951 in Lea Road and moved to the Havelock Estate when I was 3, went to Clifton Road school and then on to Western Rd School when I was 11, does anyone remember that time. My maiden name is Cowburn

A memory of Southall by j.farquhar486

Happy Days

I lived in Stockwell park road and we used to go to the ram jam club on a Saturday or Sunday I worked at woolworths when I left park side secondary modern school happy memory's

A memory of Brixton by jacquieburton1


Unfortunately I do not have memories of Kewstoke as my Mother was moved from the maternity home after I was 2 weeks old to Bognor Regis. I would like to know more about my birth place. For instance where the maternity home was , and possibly what it is now if it is still standing. Can anyone help with this please. Thank you.

Hazel Jane And Reba Wright

I have wonderful childhood memories of staying with family friends during the school holidays in Gt. Wenham. Joyce and Goggy along with their daughters Reba who was about 6 and Hazel Jane who was still stilling up in her pram. They emigrated to Australia when I was still young and I never heard anything after that.

The Baker Family

I was born in chattisham in 1955, my mother worked as a maid for Mrs Charrington (of charringtons breweries) at their big house, I have photos of us there when I was about 3yrs old. My dads family came from Hintlesham nearby. The Baker family

A memory of Chattisham by durkinsue55

Old Flea Pit

Saturday morning pictures at the cinema that we used to call the Flea Pit. I attended Holmshill school unitl I left in 1965. I remember playing games of hockey at Hillside school that we used to refer to as St. Trinians as we were lucky to escape there without too many injuries. Has anyone got any memories of the Arcade, ...Read full memory

A memory of Borehamwood

The Last Restaurant Manager.

I worked at the Beach Hotel in the early 1990s. I worked as the Restaurant manager ,the last one just before it closed . All so sad . It was supposed to be fully refurbished,but it all fell through. The Hotel was so busy, and popular , and loved so much . I remember the manager (Roy Edicar) saying that it ...Read full memory

Re: Old Memories

Used to go out with a chap (wont say his name) who lived in Knockholt, his dad was a GP there at the time....lovely...lived in a lovely house of the beaten track as I remember, with it's own driveway and lovely trees on both sides....beautiful place.....only went there the once, but has stayed in my memory.

A memory of Knockholt

The Myer's Family

I am researching for a book and wish to get in touch with anyone who knew this family. They lived at 15 East Dulwich grove in 1936. One of the family became a policeman and married a Brenda Whicher in 1949. Thank you John Taylor


I was about 5 when we moved here approximately 1943 from Perham Down. I went to the Garrison School in the Tidworth Barracks, with the American PX behind us. They chucked us kids sweets etc. - a luxury with sweets on the ration. There was a very old market next door to the front of the school and it was pulled down. ...Read full memory

A memory of North Tidworth

Way Back Then.

lived in margate from approx. 1945 to 1952. There was a pier with a life boat station halfway up.Took a trip on the lifeboat, public once year, and was really seasick. There was also the Pavilion, close by was a 'pillbox' a wartime concrete structure meant to provide defence against invaders. As kids we would get into it and ...Read full memory

A memory of Margate

Biddulph Boys

The boy on the right at the front is my brother David Bailey.

A memory of Biddulph

My Life Living In Ida Road Flats

i was born in Wolverhampton in 1945 mum and dad were Londoners and in 1948 we moved in with my nan rose pearce and granddad Arthur everyone called him pop I had an elder sister rose and brother albie my dads name was albert and mums was rose we lived in Tewksbury road I remember the woodberry pub because pop ...Read full memory

A memory of Tottenham by wolves.33

Regent Ice Cream Parlor Comment

Not sure what glyn.brian7 was seeing out the back of the Regent Cafe, but my mum and dad ran a cafe on weekends in Chipstead at the entrance to Banstead woods from the late 1940's until the early 60's and my dad was the only other person as best I know that Tony Capaldi allowed to sell his ice cream. We went to ...Read full memory

A memory of Sutton by carocatsaak

Boac Hatton Cross Part 3

TBB (tech block b) houses a large stores area in which I worked for about three years. I was on a two shift system earlies 0630hrs start and lates 1445hrs start. I worked on receipts which faced the Great South West Road. I worked with a senior man called John Jarvis, he was very pleasant and took time to ...Read full memory

Patsy Pack

i was at thee school from 1962 to 1965 have good and bad memorys would love to hear from anyone who was there i remember a boy i think he was gary he was a twin . i am on facebook please contact me

Wallasey Village

My memories of Wallasey go back to 1945. I went to St George's road school. Mr Sykes was the headmaster. I remember Barry West Valerie Windsor Jennifer Dean and many more. Miss Merrick was our last class teacher. My parents had the cycle shop in Wallasey. Village. Longworhs. Does anyone have any other memories?

A memory of Grosmont by dianevmg

When I Was Younge

I lived in Belsize road born there in 1946 at number 33 I had a great life growing up with all the kids in the street, The games you could play with one Tennis ball and the park and the park keeper we gave him hell poor man, we called him hoppy as he had a wooden leg I think anyway going up Blue bell woods playing war and ...Read full memory

A memory of Harrow Weald

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