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Ryelands And Heronswood Secondary Modern

I remember coming to Ryelands in about 1955 or 6.It was a paradise for kids as only about half of was built and still some unfinished houses on Howlands.I knew Philip Young.and John Spong of ...Read full memory

My Old Ashford


A memory of Salford by

Punch And Judy Man

I was born in Herne Bay in 1941 and the punch and judy man was uncle colin and he lived a few doors down from us in Victoria Park. He made me a Mr Punch puppet.

A memory of Herne Bay by jeangates59

Starting Out In 1947

I passed the eleven plus when I was 10 in 1947. I had to go for an interview with Miss Simpson who put terror into my heart. I started in Three upper x there was Three Upper Alpha and Three Upper A as well. I remember ...Read full memory

A memory of Coulsdon by Maureen Axford


My mum was bridesmaid to a couple who were married during the blitz. On their wedding night they were killed, I am trying to find the names of the couple who died. They lived in Magdale Road in a flat, but it was demolished in this raid. ...Read full memory

A memory of Isleworth by savill.linda

George Gooch Machine Gunned While Fishing Ww.2

I would like to dedicate this story to The Memory of my Mum Elsie Merridew nee Gooch,who often told us this story of how her dad died while out fishing during WW2,we as young children never took ...Read full memory

A memory of Barbican by shirleysummers

Penicillin Those Were The Days

Hi all, Walter Henderson here, born in 1949 in castlelaw court, father Willy mother Peggy, my three sisters are Anne, Theresa and Dorothy. I remember all you said but not sure if I know you!!!! Sorry. My mates were ...Read full memory

A memory of Penicuik by whenderson27



First Camp Of Many

Having completed my National Service with the Glosters I was called for camp as part of my further commitment. Unable to go with 5 Glosters I was sent to Plaster Down Camp with HQ 129 Brigade. Having had an excellent time I ...Read full memory

A memory of Tavistock

Holly Cottage

My Grandparents and Great Grandparents, lived in High Legh. I seem to have an address of four lane end, but also Holly Cottage. I have been to the village a couple of times but cannot find it. Can anyone help. They left High ...Read full memory

A memory of High Legh

Mum & Dad

Both of my parents came from Lowestoft, my Dad William Elder lived in Kirkley Street and was born in 1919. My Mum Iris Coleman lived in St Peters Street. Her Grandfather was on the lifeboats and they used to live I think in Spurgeons ...Read full memory

A memory of Lowestoft

Walking To West End School From Persondy

Walking along Sycamore Street, Persondy, even now in my mind, I passed, the Roberts' house next door, the Walkers, the Ryalls, can't remember the next house but she was German and very fiery, then the ...Read full memory

A memory of Abercarn

2 Up 2 Down 1950s

I lived in a terraced house at Legh Grove in Ardwick along with mum dad and two brothers always remember Harper's grocers opposite to us also enjoyed hot pies from Whitmoores on Stockport road absolutely delicious chips from ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardwick by bobearley

Early Years In Tadourne Road

We lived in Tadourne Rd,our house was called Hova,I'm not sure what the number was.We were there until about 1965,I was born in Ewell in 1957. My father was Eddie Cracknell,a jockey who was quite successful in the UK ...Read full memory

A memory of Tadworth by gill.ccooper

Teenager In The Early 60s

The grange and boating lake was a meeting place for many youngsters in the early 60s, Sunday afternoons we would turn up with our little radio's to listen to the top twenty music chart program. Many romances started ...Read full memory

Post Office

can you tell me who run the wexham road post office in the sixtys

A memory of Slough by kevinheathrow

1958/9 In Patient

We lived in Winchester at the time . I remember being at this hospital as a small child around 1958/9 Suspect of TB . My father had been convalescing from TB and when he was able, he would visit me , I don't remember my mother ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon by jacki.lloyd

Ellingham History Blog is a blog site where lots of information on the history of Ellingham can be found. Lots of photographs and old maps.

A memory of Ellingham by r.cooke33

Memories... Memories...

We moved to Bayston Hill ( shrewsbury) around 1990... A beautiful leafy lane .. Grove Lane... no. 8.. We had our dog.. ( Biko) and soon got settled.. our neighbours were; no. 6 were Bunny and Barbara Hancock... amazing ...Read full memory

Henley Family Memories

My father's mother came from Henley with strong family roots in Highmoor Cross, Shiplake and Rotherfield Grey's. My great grandparents lived at 2 Queen Street and had a huge family of 10 or 11 children in what ...Read full memory

Cowley Mill Road

So many memories of Uxbridge - I lived in Cowley Mill Road - two doors away from The Black Prince pub run by Mr & Mrs Guest - still remember the smell of beer and the delivery vehicles. Then opposite was a bakers (first owner I ...Read full memory

A memory of Uxbridge by lynnie.lw28

North Court

In 1958 my family(mom,dad,and me) were transferred to RAF Lakenheath,England. No base housing. So we stayed in a hotel in New Market for three weeks and then moved into North Court guest house which was inhabited by fellow ...Read full memory

The Chocolate Box Sweet Shop

My parents were friends with Jimmy and Blanche Greer,the owners of The Chocolate Box sweet shop, in Emsworth in the 50's. We lived in Windsor but we used to meet up with Jimmy and Blanche and their daughter Margeret at Lazalea Holiday Camp in Nutbourne every summer.

A memory of Emsworth by geoffreyhood

My Dad

My Dad was born in Lowestoft in 1921 and went to Roman Hills Boys school. His name is William Thomas Pritchard and he lives in Edinburgh, aged 94. He started on the trawlers in 1935 when he was just 14yrs old.

A memory of Lowestoft by mes1151

Happy Days!

This area played a large part in my early life in the late 40s - early 50s. I lived nearby till I was 10yrs old and then I still walked by to go to Moor Lane Junior mixed school and to Brownies on a Friday evening. We would meet ...Read full memory

Station Grove And S.A Builders Merchants

I remember every summer holidays staying in a caravan with my brothers and sisters at our dads builders merchants. Every day we would go to the triangle and get fresh baked bread from garners and try not ...Read full memory

A memory of Wembley

Mottingham Prefabs 1950 1960

My name is Lesley I lived at 120 Houseland rd mottingham prefabs with my parents and 2 brothers and a sister , when i was six myself brother 18months older than me , my sister 5 years older slept in one bed ...Read full memory

Wartime Theydon Bois

My lasting memory of Theydon is the walk from the station to my aunts house which backed on to the railway line. This was near the end of the war I think but I clearly remember a field full of the remains of downed ...Read full memory

A memory of Theydon Bois by rsarge1012

Roecliffe Manor Or Charnwood?

I think this was the convalescent home I was sent to in 1947 when I was 5 years old. My family referred to it as "Charnwood" which is confusing me. The picture is vaguely familiar.though. I was very unhappy ...Read full memory

Smiths Shop, Corner Gladstone Street And George Street

Anyone remember this shop in Willington Quay? My parents ran the shop before I was born in 1953 and I'm intrigued to know of any stories related to it....

Goodbye Great Amwell

Sadly after 47 years for me 52 for my middle brother and 54 for my eldest brother We say goodbye to Amwell . One of my fondest memory is when I was about 3\4 years old hay making with my dad my mother and my brothers . ...Read full memory

A memory of Great Amwell by m3wooster

Road Surface

That road surface is still there to this day, lol. #councilresurfacetheroad.

A memory of Queensbury

Meadow Place

I used to live in Meadow Place can any one tell me any history about these sweet cottages ? we think they were built 1820.

A memory of Uckfield

Park School Dudley

Hi, I too attended The Park School and remember Miss Napier. I also remember Miss Wright ~ P.E.."Gabby Haynes" ~Music.I left in 1958. I was then Carol Roden. Any one else remember ?

A memory of Dudley

Saturday At The Pictures

The cinema on the right was the venue for our Saturday morning adventures. 3d to get in, all sweets half normal price. Next to the cinema is the hardware store. Further up on the left is the old toyshop and ...Read full memory

A memory of Rhymney

Stafford Coop

This development included a Coop Department store and a bookshop that I frequented in my teenage years. The Coop skirted around the corner into Stafford Street and two of the original terraced houses on that street were occupied by ...Read full memory

A memory of Stafford

Stapenhill Gardens

I remeber on a Saturday evening we would walk from grange street to stapenhill to visit my grandma, and we would stop at the Elms for cherry pop and a packet of crisps in the garden...........Oh Happy Days

A memory of Burton upon Trent

Not A Memory But It Looks A Lot Better On This Photo Than The Place Looks Now

EPNBC development and planning departments should be ashamed at letting 'what was then’ turn into 'what is now’ it’s an absolute disgrace and we are supposed to have progressed.

A memory of Ellesmere Port

My Fathers Daimler Settle Market Place 1960

The car with the upright radiator parked in front of Franklands, with a small Austin van alongside was my fathers Daimler, it was a dark blue in colour and had what today are called suicide door's for ...Read full memory

A memory of Settle by peter

Queens Rock Swimming Place

This early picture of Settle shows the River Ribble as it bypasses the South/West of the actual town, the Bridge in the middle left carries the A65 trunk road which then ran through the very center of Settle, and was the ...Read full memory

A memory of Settle by peter

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