The doors next to the Gladstone arms was the blacksmiths shop this is were i had to leave my bike when i went to combs ford school 1947 to 1953.Mr Stamers was the blacksmith he lived next door.
Mr Oby Barber was the manager this is were i learned to swim in 1946 in the small pool.it was not heated then in May it was-------cold but we still went in if mums would let us.
I am researching the history of the Caravan site at Cowden in East Yorkshire; part of a bigger project. My grandfather bought a caravan at Cowden, around 1962. It was a small, round roofed thing, lovingly christened "Rollo". It was his pride and joy and the family, including myself as a small boy, spent ...Read full memory
Hi yes I remember the smell from the Trebour factory it smelt of lovely sweets, that was in the 1950s when I went to school at shafsbury.
There is a short video of the old school in Iron Mill Lane, Crayford entitled: St Paulinus School old building on Iron Mill Lane, Crayford.
My name was Ann Beese and I was born at 60. Bath Road, Quarry Bank. We moved to Montgomery crescent when I was young and then to 32, Bobs Coppice Walk. Myself and my two sisters ( Christine and Rosemary ) spent many happy days playing with our friends down the wood opposite our house. We spent hours playing in the ...Read full memory
I was a pupil at the school during WW2 We stayed at Lower Holt Farm with the Everett family. Our names were Ronald and Roy Spears. Anyone out there remember us ? Pupils at school I remember are as follows. Frank Herring,Ian English,Hazel English, Alan Crabb, Ivor Peach, Tony Stenhouse Reg Constable ,John Constable,Christine Porch. To name a few. Roy Spears
Not sure of the year it was in the 1970;s my dad told his fireman to jump, as there was to much weight on the back.Has it was going down to padiham power station. If the fireman was you ,or you know the fireman ,or anything about it would you ...Read full memory
I was born, during the Battle of Britain, at 8, Roan Street. Our back yard bordered St Alfege's churchyard. The house is not there any more because it had to be pulled down after the war. We had several 'near-hits' and the building had become unsafe. These days, church railings stand where our house once ...Read full memory
My wife's great great grandfather served on the Royal Adelaide
My name is Frank Raper I was born in 1936 lived on Ravenscliffe Estate until 1961.Childhood days were great we were surrounded by woods and fields at that time their were no other estates in that area.Even though war war was raging in the 40s we were unaware of it and apart from having to take our Gas Masks to school and the ...Read full memory
Met you Janice Morrison from Hatfeild Mead Morden Surrey during a trip to Zermatt Switzerland in summer 972. We stayed at the same Youth Hostel and talked a whole evening . If you see this drop me a line! Yours Anders firstname.lastname@example.org
I moved into Rainham in the very early '60s in fact into Princes Park, then about 4 years later into Ingrebourne Rd then during the early '70s into Rothbury Avenue and later after I got married, into Avelon Rd during the mid '80s before leaving the area altogether. I remember the little shop called Jacksons on Southend Rd ...Read full memory
I have lovely memories of summers spent at my parents' rented house in Rhiwbina Square, a suburb of Cardiff between 1957 and circa 1961). Wonderful neighbours (I particularly recall the Shepherds who had a son about my age), piano lessons, roller skating, painting classes all on the Square. Picnics on the beach. Don't know if ...Read full memory
I attended St Nicholas school (later Box Hill School) between approx 1957 and 1962. The school was co-educational and catered to children aged from about age 4 to 18. My brother was 4 and I was 7 when we started at the school. My father was at Edinburgh University medical school specialising in thoracic medicine ...Read full memory
I have a memory from the late forties or early fifties of a De Havilland dragonfly aircraft giving joy rides from the field. do any of you old timers remember this ? . If so could you please enlighten me of the occasion , was it a fair or a village fete ?.I would be grateful of any info. Tony Ward.
In this parish in 1816 A farmer William Marsh married Eleanor nee Hunt, they had 1 child Eleanor Marsh. William must have died, as Widow Eleanor Marsh married Thomas Baker, they had children born in the area from 1820 to 1831. One of them, Susanna Baker married William banks ...Read full memory
A 1834 will of Yeoman John Greenfield or Grinfield, who died in 1834 at Horne in surrey mentions his grandson John, who in 1834 was under 21. Could this be John Greenfield of Hayes Kent's son John, who would have been about 20 and without a father. His daughter Sarah born c1795 is also ...Read full memory
For about 2 years around 1815 John Greenfield aged about 16, before he was married was a hired hand for a farmer In Hayes called Tom or Thomas Smith. Later John Greenfield and his wife Sarah lived in Hayes in 1826 with their son John aged 4, after married at Croydon Surrey nearby. John died in 1828 aged about ...Read full memory
50 years ago I got on a Don Everall Coach at 9pm at the Bull Stake Darlaston. We travelled through the night arriving around 8am on Bodmin moor where we changed coaches for the remainder of the journey to Telawne. I was 12 years old the site had been open only a few years this was our second holiday. These ...Read full memory
Does anyone remember this road?
Does anyone know of the family of Mary Walters, died late 1930s. Her children were: John Walters, Christmas Walters, Gwenllian (Gwendoline) Walters and Charlie Walters. Gwenllian was my grand-mother and she lived with my mother, Ivy in Dunraven Place (The Monkey), Mary also had 2 children from her second marriage to Francis Augustus; these were Augustus and Elwa.
I'm trying to find information about the Bernard Smith family who lived at Barrymore, Bow Lane in the late 1800s/early 1900s. My grandmother Alice Mary Odgers had a studio in their house where she painted for 10 years before she married in 1915. The 2 daughters of the family were her bridesmaids
My parents both taught at Witnesham school, a Mr. Eastleigh was the headmaster at the time. My father Idris Walters was the headmaster when he retired. My mother Edna nee Crooks became headmistress of Baylham school until she retired. I would like to know when Witnesham Area school began and if it is possible to find dates when they ...Read full memory
Hi I am Eileen Cooper and I worked in the Nurse Training School during the 1970's and 1980's I have many memories of students and pupil nurses going through training during the above times! It would be lovely to hear from anyone who trained during these times!!!
Hi all, my names Albert Griffiths and I've lived on John St Cullercoats for the last 7 years, and I'm wondering if anyone has any old photos of the school that used to be on John St, the reason I'm asking is because I believe there is still a bit of the school wall existing, and its in my back yard, so that is why I feel the urge to try and find out a bit more about it, Cheers All
I lived in high legh from 1965 -1974 on woodlands crescent,the first school i went to was on the army camp an old nissan hut then we moved to the village hall i remember the teacher was mrs caine and then moved to the school we know now the headmaster was mr roberts who sadly passed away and mr cragg took over there was ...Read full memory
I worked at the Golden Sands Holiday Camp, 1961. Had the most fun. One evening one of the workers had an invite to join a party at the Constitutional Holiday camp..........we ran across the cornfield behind our girls chalets..........and back later that evening..... The following day, we all were called in front ...Read full memory
I was born at number 17, there was a corner shop are used to go there with my pocket money sixpence and buy my sweeties. I want to Grafton junior school and I remember the teacher there was Mrs Knight. When I left there I went to Sherborn girls school in Holloway Are used to go to Saint Joseph's Church in Archway we ...Read full memory
My mothers parents lived at 3 mill lane cottages mill lane sindlesham. I would stay with them in my school holidays . my grandad john Gibbs worked as a cowman on the owners farm think he was called Mr Curl. Staying with them was sheer bliss! Can appreciate now though that their lives were hard . outside ...Read full memory
I was born in Gosport in 1929, my father was a long serving seaman in the Royal Navy and so our family life was all things navy so Stokes Bay was a big part of our lives. I had three elder sisters who were frequently given the job of taking me off down to the beach in my pram, those days of course I cannot ...Read full memory
I was born 5.10. 1939 in Craghead, above the shop of Robert Oswald, Master Butcher, my mother being Robert's sister Jane Agnes Oswald and my father Frederick Gustavus King from South London. I went to Craghead primary school (I seem to remember it being on a hill top). My mother and father met in London, when she was a ...Read full memory
Danbury's butchers, any relation to Billy/Tony? Remember going to Empire Ave. Enfield
no memory born 28. 01.44 7am no information why i was born there.
My maiden name was Agnew. I was born in Great Bookham and moved to Oxshott in 1949 when I was 5. We lived in Lattice Cottage, Steels Lane, then Woodfield in the Ridgeway, finally The Spinney in Heath Road until 1970. Have so enjoyed reading the other memories - the second doctor was Dr.Berridge who was also a ...Read full memory
I had the worst experience in my life there ... it was to me like a concintration camp ... they took our candy from us that our parents sent to us ... we couldn't go to the bathroom after a certain time at night ... I had the worst runs one night I evand I was caught in the halls of the school they told me to ...Read full memory
In 1957 I commenced, aged 10, at Franciscan Boys Primary School, in Mr Norman Leslie Caunt's Class 4, and a short while later moved up a year into his Class 2. I have a photograph of Class 2 taken in 1958, with many of the boys' surnames listed separately, although the majority of their first names are now sadly forgotten ...Read full memory
I am nearly 61 years old, and my memories are from when I was aged about 5 6,7...My father was a 'Sparky' at the time, and we lived in Birmingham..He was working in Worcester at the then called South Staffordshire and Worcester Electricity Generating Company, or something like that, opposite the racecourse... He was ...Read full memory
After the war, my brother David & I returned to Kilburn from evacuation. Our Smith family was re-united at 28 Kilburn House, Malvern Place, where mum (Isobel) continued to live during the Blitz. Dad (Bert) was in the RAF & returned from Australia in 1946 to take up his work as a hotel chef (the ...Read full memory
I was born in dale st of Hume hall lane our neibours were the rushtons and the Alan's I remember in the early fifties the milk man with his horse and cart also the ice cream horse drawn carriage it had two large wheels and windows on all sides then there was the knocker up man with is big stick also the man who came round ...Read full memory
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