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Southall Memories

I lived in the flats in Dudley Road Southall and went to Featherstone Rd Infants, my name is Jack Stevens and we moved to 76 Greenford Ave and I went to Tudor Rd school and then Dormers Wells school. I married Yvonne Killick ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by stevensjack7

Mandeville Road

I was raised in Mandeville Road where my mum and dad had lived since 1953, a year after the houses were completed. Ours was the last brick built, no 7, before they started building the pre-fab houses from steel frame and concrete ...Read full memory

A memory of Brampton by neil

Holdbrook New Town

Hi All, I work at The Holdbrook Hub which is a community based project based in the heart of of the Holdbrook community. For the last few months we have been running a Holdbrook heritage project. We are looking for ...Read full memory

French & Collett Engineers

I left school in July 1962, and in between then and going in the Royal Navy, I worked for 6 months in French & Collett Engineers, Faringdon Road, Cumnor. I would love to hear from anyone I worked with, as this made a big ...Read full memory

A memory of Cumnor by stephenjcollins

Picture House

i can remember going to the rustics cinema in the late 50s i think the film was 20,000 leagues under the sea great memories

A memory of Severn Beach by r.j5051

When England Was England.

From a book my sister left me I chose Rosedale Abbey as my destination on my first journey through England. I was alone and took the train to York in 1971. From there I went to Whitby and then the moorland train to ...Read full memory

A memory of Rosedale Abbey by juda99

War Time At Auldgirth .

I remember Auldgirth fondly,the school the people realy great times.Ilived at hillend farm it was quite a walk to school,The football park was in one of our fields great times.If any one remembers me Iwould likr to hear from them .Jim Johnstone .


My name is Andy Short, We Moved to Carterton in 1953 with my wonderful Family, Dad Edward ( Ted ) Mum Ada Sisters Christine and Rachel lived at number 1 AME Air Ministry Estate, Moved to hill view after dad ( Ted Short ) Past away and ...Read full memory

A memory of Carterton by theshorts4743


I lived in railway cottages in years sister Catriona Kay died crossing the canal bridge coming home from family now all passed away were father James. Mother Catherine. My brother robin aged 4 and myself Jim aged 2.

A memory of Pant by beemer525tds


In about 1961 a Mrs Lawrence owned the hairdressers and they lived above it . I used be a shampoo girl on Saturdays there . Mr Lawrence also owned a sweet shop in Ivor . They had a daughter Janet who at 16 went to America she settled ...Read full memory

A memory of Ascot by pammie.couchman

Evacuees Gunton Hall

My mum was evacuated to Gunton Hall from Kings Cross London. I have tried in vein to find any info on the children evacuated there....records of those children would be great. Could anyone help me please.

Kingsley School For Girls, Horley

I was a boarder at Kingsley School. I clearly recall our "crocodile" to church every Sunday, the Sunday story time whilst we continued our "hobby" ( I really do not know how they would have coped with a singing ...Read full memory

A memory of Horley by pamela.fabianska

Red House On Main Road

I am very interested in getting further details or photos of the large red mansion that stood on Main Road in Sidcup. It was about 100 yards further down from St Lawrences, going away from the high street. I remember ...Read full memory

A memory of Sidcup by samourx1

Funfair At Manor Park Aldershot

I was born in Aldershot in 1950, went to Newport road infants/primary school then on to Manor Park Secondary Modern school. The first year though had to go to North Camp Buller Barracks as there was no room until ...Read full memory

How Do You,Owe So Much, To These Caring Folk, Of The 1950s N C H

where on earth do I start, well lets have a bash, do remember when you were a small child. and the staff, ie sisters, the principal, his deputy, the carpenter,the gardener, the ...Read full memory

My Birth Place

I was born at Balfour Gardens in l941 and grew up there during the War with my grandparents - Edward & Celia Veitch. The Veitchs were eight brothers & sisters and our Sunday gatherings were quite something. I also played ...Read full memory

Stowmarket Shops In The 1970s

When I was little, I remember Stowmarket as being full of interesting shops. There also was a good market on Thursdays and Saturdays. I remember the 50p stall!! My Dad knew the bloke who ran that. Mind you, my Dad ...Read full memory

A memory of Stowmarket by Karen Dack

141 Caerau Road...

My Grandad Jones purchased 141 Caerau Rd from 2 ladies following WWII - it cost him a grand total of 450pounds. The ladies stayed on and rented a back room for a while before Grandad had his father Oliver, his father's mistress ...Read full memory

A memory of Caerau by bronwyn.howlett

Good Old Battersea

I was born and bred in Battersea, Firstly we lived in Yelverton road with my Grandparents and I attended Falconbrook School. Then my parents got a Maisonette in Culvert road I then attended Chesterton School. in 1969 I ...Read full memory

A memory of Battersea by lgladwin99

Photo Of High Road, Woodford Bridge.

I have good reason to remember the above mention photo as I lived in the featured estate agents R. Cheeke & Co. from 1934 until I married in 1955 when I moved to 13, Gains Hill Road. I have read ...Read full memory

A memory of Woodford Bridge by norbet

British Railways

I was a plate layer on the railway lines from Chertsey through Addlestone to Waybridge in the late 60s . Roy Spearman .

A memory of Addlestone by tobeeone

Tottenham Of Old


A memory of Tottenham by pmk66

Burnt Oak

I was born in Barnfield Road 1945. Irene Postance and my brother Peter who was 3 years older. We went to Annunciation school, St Thomas's and St James. I was so scared of the Walsh sisters who taught at St James. Especially Vera! I do ...Read full memory

A memory of Burnt Oak

Elm Road

I was born in Elm road Dartford. The lady that lived in our house before us pinched other people's cats. My mother told me that the police called at our house several times when cats went missing. Is there anyone who would remember this ? It was in the early 60's.

A memory of Dartford

Growing Up In Horley In The 50's

Prompted many memories of growing up when Horley was a small market town , where cattle, pigs, and other creatures were bought and sold. When empty, it made a marvellous play ground. No doubt it would be out of ...Read full memory

A memory of Horley

Park Gardens

Gosh, I remember the park gardens. I spent the first three years of my life at 2 Ashton villas in slad road, just along from the gardens. Mrs Vincent owned the house. Whenever the sun shone, we were taken to the park. I particularly ...Read full memory

A memory of Stroud by fdavies38


I lived,in Benton Way,from 1933 to1962 Attended St.Columba's School,in Carville Road and Hedley Street. Worked,at Swan Hunter. Now live,in Scotland.


in 1959,. as a lad i used to catch a train from rotherham with my friends to fish in the canal, we were able to buy chocolate, crips and lemonade from the station.we also made friends with a family named Zenall the live on Jaques bank ...Read full memory

A memory of Medge Hall by jonesmelvyn

The Clockhouse Pub In Chelmsford

Hello, I recall going with my mother in the 1960's to visit her friends who were the landlord and landlady of a pub called The Clockhouse. I recall it had a small tower with a clock and a small, raised garden ...Read full memory

A memory of Chelmsford by

Good Old Days

Went to secondary modern school,from 1953 to 1956.lived at Bishopbridge,remember going to picture house in market place,head teacher at school was mr Vickers,also teachers were Mr ward ,Mr Fox,Mr Holgate,Mr Halton,Mr ...Read full memory

Happy Childhood

We lived at number 3 Fraser Crescent from 1958 until 1962. My father was an airman at the time. My brother was born in the prefab in 1960. Imagine my delight to recognise myself in the photo. I am the taller girl in the patterned ...Read full memory

A memory of Mundesley by babs_clayton

Manor Road And Crescent Road Primary School

Hello Audrey and Yvonne! I'm new to my iPad so was amazed to come across your memories! I lived at 24 Manor road next door to you Yvonne with my mum and dad John and Winnie Ellis and my big brothers John ...Read full memory

A memory of Erith by mcaunter2244

Leigh Road And Living In Eastleigh

My grandmother lived in a flat in the Eagles building behind Collins the butchers. In the 1951 picture, the girl on the bicycle could easily be me! I would have been 10 then and my coat was a light green with ...Read full memory

A memory of Eastleigh by m.kitchenside

Did Anybody Know Ada Balshaw Who Went To Patricroft School

My aunt has a letter written by Ada Balshaw to her parents from "British School" Patricroft in 1882 - when she would have been about 10 yrs old. Does anyone know more about this school, does it still exist? And I would be grateful to hear if anyone knows more about Ada

A memory of Oldham by June Bartlett

Growing Up At 77 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew

The house on the right of this picture was owned by the Parker family who lived there and ran a Post Office, drapery and grocery store next to the house from 1902 until the 1950s. Members ...Read full memory

A memory of Thorpe St Andrew

Brierley Hill Girls Memories

I was born in Chapel Street, in 1947. My uncle, Len Gray, had a newsagents in the town, near the bus stop by the Old Post Office, as was. My Grandad used to sell papers on the Five Ways and as a girl I would ...Read full memory

A memory of Brierley Hill

Buck Land/Heaven On Earth

My name is Brian Nevillle and I came to Buckland in the 1950s I was captivated and must admit it was some of the happiest days of my life. I remember Mrs pod bury and a beautiful young lady whose name was ...Read full memory

A memory of Buckland

Watching Granddad Play Bowls

I was only a toddler at the time but my Granddad, who I lived with, used to take me to the park when he was going to play bowls with his friends. I used to sit in my pram and take it all in. This was during the war years.

A memory of Normanton

Stafford 1940

My family moved back to Stafford in 1940. Dad would go off on his bike to English Electric most mornings and did Home Guard some nights, it was quite a sight him on his bike, two rifles over his shoulder and he was 17 stone, big ...Read full memory

A memory of Stafford


Granny married George Norbury ( she already had 4 children including my Dad ) so they all lived over the ' shop' in High Street. ( 1920s ) Before the war ( it was winter ) I was born, it says Market Square, always thought that was a ...Read full memory

A memory of Stone

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