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The Moor Irvine

I was resident there from birth 1945 until adoption 18 months later. The matron was Miss Logan.

A memory of Irvine by macande96

Heswall Good Memory

I remember when I was in heswall hospital for along time And remember the staff Mr doctor burton Also one matron who was there I missed the hospital so much I was there Does anyone know about the hospital From THOMAS PATRICK MAGUIRE

The Heswall Hospital Was The Best Place

I want to know all the staff at the hospital Because I was born with a clip lip Only person that I know is a good person his Name was Dr burton he was the only person that I know A lot and the matron her name Was miss BROMLEY They were the best persons ever

A memory of Heswall

Dancing Classes At The Alhambra Palace

I used to go to Bob Dale's ballroom dancing classes. That would have been around 1956-1959 when I was 13-15 years old. I loved it there and, of course, fell in love with him! If was thrilled in later years when I saw him on TV as a judge on the original Come Dancing. The classes took place in the Alhambra ...Read full memory

A memory of Droylsden


Does anyone remember the florist in Newton Stewart run by a Mrs. Allan in the 1940's? I have no details of her except that she was a trained nurse and worked at Galloway House when it was a hospital. I don't know where her shop was or what family she had.

A memory of Newton Stewart

Upminster Bridge

I was brought up in Upminster Bridge,went to Branfil from infants to 1970 when I went to Gaynes. My Grandad owned the Windmill Library Newsagents at Upminster Bridge. Mr Cushion owned the Toy shop on the corner by the Bridge, next to Mares the Motor Cycle shop, There used to be a character called Mr Bott that kids took ...Read full memory

A memory of Upminster


I lived close to Greenford Grammar (GCGS) and went to school there between 1963 - 1968. Many of my new schoolfriends lived in Northolt or North Greenford so I found myself spending much of my early teens there. In particular, I have fond memories of the Racecourse Estate - I would go round my schoolmates houses, meet up with their ...Read full memory

A memory of Northolt

Holiday Memories

My paternal grandparents lived at number 8 Muir Street. We used to travel up from England to visit them for the long school summer holidays, for many years. If I remember correctly, their neighbours were the Welches (hope I've spelt this correctly)and later Mr and Mrs Flynn. My grandfather - Joe Quinn - ...Read full memory

A memory of Balloch by gerr.quinn

Growing Up In Mitcham In The 1970's

Lovely to read some of the reminiscences of old Mitcham, it was such a lovely place to grow up in during the late sixties and early seventies, before changes started happening. I left in 1990, aged 25, before the most drastic changes occurred, all of which sadly have ripped the life and sole out of the ...Read full memory

A memory of Mitcham

Who Owned Holcrof/Risley Moss?

My mother Lucy Collins, long deceased, once told me that her family once owned Risley Moss and therefore I assume Holcroft Moss. Also the land on which the prison was built. Also, strangely, she said Maria Holcroft married Captain (Colonel) Blood. There is something that seems to confirm this in Culcheth Parish Church. Don't know much more as she didn't talk about her family very much.

A memory of Holcroft Moss

My Time In New Mills (1947 1963)

I was born in Hayfield Rd during the terrible winter of 1947 (Feb), doctor Leslie Millward walked through the snow and along a huge drift to climb into our front bedroom window to attend to my birth! I was subsequently named Leslie after him.I started school after Easter 1953 in Mrs Archers class at St Georges ...Read full memory

A memory of New Mills by fmorris121

Blenheim Barracks

My dad was Lt Col Smith, commanding officer of Blenheim Barracks. We lived in Blenheim House (now demolished) in the late 1950s and as kids would watch the parades held every Tuesday on the ground at the top of Queens Avenue. It is now the playground of the school which was built there. I went to school in Queens Road and my ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by deesmithpiano

General Memories

Born in 1954 I lived in Graham Road, Wealdstone until I was 25. I started my school days at Whitefriars whilst waiting for a place at St Joseph’s and then ultimately Sacred Heart Grammar. I had a Saturday job in Poplar Stores and when I watch Are You Being Served it brings back memories of the offices with their wooden ...Read full memory

A memory of Wealdstone by overkeen

Home Will Always Be Denmead

My mum still lives in Denmead she is 100 years old,I recently stayed with her for few weeks due to my brother going into hospital .. The memories of my childhood came flooding back . Playing around the lanes and all of the walks we went on as children , the different shops there now all gone . There was Nethercotts ...Read full memory

A memory of Denmead by goodgirldarling

Going To Dyffryn School In Early 1950 S


A memory of Cwm by cynthiamollaney

A Childhood Memory Of An Amazing Dog And Living In Wokingham

Back in the 1950s my mum told our ex French Canadian police dog (a Husky/ Alsatian cross) to "sit" outside Farmers greengrocers (on the left in this photo) while she bought her vegetables but when she finished forget to tell him to "come" and several hours later had a phone call to ...Read full memory

A memory of Wokingham by John Buck

Vindi. 51

Always hungry and on pay days we signed for our money, then went to another table and gave it nearly all back.It took me 2 days to get their coming from the Isle Of Man, but it was worth it, making some great shipmates R553612. Alan Mckay. now living in Ellesmere Port Cheshire

A memory of Sharpness by alanmckay2002

My Early Years In Ferniegair By Edwin Allsopp Living With Grandma Margaret Simon

I lived with my grandparents in the late 1940s at 201 Carlisle road Ferniegair, known as the huts which was opposite the gatehouse to the duke of Hamilton estate.My grandma ran a smallholding at the back keeping hens,turkeys,ducks and geese.The land went down ...Read full memory

A memory of Ferniegair by eddieallsopp

Clifton Street Annexe

Hi Anyone out there remember the Clifton Street School Annexe? I lived in Newburn Cres, not far away, in 1968-70, and went to school there. My Dad was a policeman and we lived in a police house next door to Jane Gresham who was friends with my sister. Mr Edwards was my favourite teacher, he was Welsh.On Wednesdays we ...Read full memory

A memory of Swindon by felsing

John And Joan Morris

Hi I'm one of those family tree nuts, and I'm trying to find a photo of 41 Church Cottage and 77 Bedwas Church (maybe Church Cottage again). My great great great grandparents Joan and John Morris (he was a carpenter) are listed in the 1851 and 1861 census as living in these places. I'm having trouble find John and Joan's ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedwas by felsing

West Gorton Memories

When iwas little i remember my street i lived on it was lynn street west gorton manchester and i wish we was still living there it was a area where everybody knew each other and the freinds i made are never off my mind we had fun playing on the croft and making a makeshift swing with a old tyre and playing on it for hours i ...Read full memory

A memory of Gorton

Mystery Lady At The Phoenix Tavern

Please have a look at this blog and see if you can help identify the mystery lady. There may be a free pint in it for you. Also if you go back a few entries you will see a concise and funny look at the famous Arden murder case.

A memory of Faversham by jason

Norton Facebook Group

Hope this is allowed here (please remove if I'm breaking rules) After returning to Norton after many years away I have set up a Group on Facebook, please feel free to join. Happy memories everyone 😀

A memory of Norton by jwilliamson227

Lewisham Market

I found this site by chance as I have started to investigate my family history. My name is Andrew Porritt and whilst my Dad, Ron, lived in Greenhithe from birth in 1939 until moving to Gravesend in the 60s, his father was a Lewisham Porritt born in 1911 (George William who married Florence Johnson, from Gravesend, in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Lewisham by andrewporriit

Landseer Court And Hazel Leys School

I remember coming to Corby from South Wales and living in Landseer Court. My dad loved Corby, my mum not so much , we had nothing to what we had had in Wales, but it was getting dad out of the pit. We had a great market, and good shops, shame it has not advanced as it should have. I love the wooded areas and ...Read full memory

A memory of Corby by babs_elizabeth

Fir Grove

I remember al the names mentioned I was born in the house in fir grove We were the maxwells Wullie Margaret. Richard. And me John,and remember the hoggans well, biff was a character great with the kids , Wattie was a star,, the mckees move up to braeside place with us, I also remember Jeanie Breen and curly , they were right below us ,it was a great wee street.

A memory of Westquarter by jbigjock

Happy Days

We lived in Epping in the 60s and 70s best times of my life we lived in Nicholl road and went to school at Ivy Chimneys, great school and all the staff I can still remember nearly all my class mates where they lived all the little sweet shops scattered throughout my journey home.the town was beautiful my first job was at Maurice Irvines ...Read full memory

A memory of Epping by stephenbrock

Elim Hall

that was the Elim Hall

A memory of Harrogate by brian

Memories Of Blundell Road Ditton

born in 1940, and fond memories of schooldays at ditton primary ,in Liverpool road before moving on to simms cross, teachers were Miss Hartles Mr jones Eric Williams, Ankers Sammy Butterworth ,and not forgetting the formidable Dick Barton headmaster Then moved on to Fairfield secondry, teachers I remember Jimmy ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Raymond Price

The Post War Years

Hi To all that may read the reminiscences of my early Fulham years born in Parsons green maternity hospital just after its building in 1939. lived in North End Rd until my early 29s. then a good solid middle working class area way before its yuppification . Fond memories of the cinemas 3 within 200yds of each other and ...Read full memory

A memory of Fulham by rfs1964silro

Cabot Knewell, Family Butcher At Graham House, Boxford

Cabot Knewell, with wife Joan (nee Joan I Smith), was the master butcher at Graham House, 6 Broad Street, Boxford, from the mid 1940s to the 1970s. To the right is the Fleece. To the left, Riddlestons stationery, now a café. (The river opposite is the River Box - not the Brett; the shop front ...Read full memory

A memory of Boxford by clive

Happy Times

I was at Compton in 1955 on the TPO course and again in 1956 on the Wireless course, loved the time I spent there and am still in touch with some of the Wraf friends I met there, they were good times.

The War Years

does anyone remember stanford hall when sir julian cahn owned it,my mother was a maid in the house when the war was on. Thanks Neil

West Gorton Memories

I remember as a child moving into my parents 1st bought house it was 71 Lynn street west gorton heading onto redgate lane (which is still there today) and stoodley car auctions was built on this area and also there is a scrap yard which was there when I was a kid and still there now and I remember slack @ Cox also on redgate ...Read full memory

A memory of Gorton by georgina4dave


I went to high view primary school around 1960 until age 11 and then attended lavender hill school during the 70s.

A memory of Battersea by bernardruby31

Wayne Savin , American Pupil Of Mount Pleasant School Drowned 2/08/1957

Any body who knew my brother please contact me . He was at Mount Pleasant School Sept 1956 to July 1957. He drowned on southbourne beach near the school while playing ball with fellow pupils Michael Gordon Patterson and Benjamin Foxley. Anybody who knew these boys )and my ...Read full memory

A memory of Southbourne by holtsinbrum

Little Smeaton School

My Mum Jessie Bull previously Johnson now aged 95 was I at the school certainly 85 years ago as she won a race for running and received a small cup of which she is still very proud of to this day. She has memories of a larger cup being kept in the school with her name on it. She also ...Read full memory

A memory of Little Smeaton by sue2fred

Expat Taffy

i was born in 1943 in Gilfach, it was wartime and dad was overseas, mum pregnant left oxford and went home to have me, nan was Elizabeth Harris and lived in the high street, her husband Bill Harris died in Galipoli in the first world war, mums brother Bill Harris was a soldier and captured at duncerk, I used to go to Gilfach ...Read full memory

A memory of Gilfach Goch by b.claridge

Antique Shop

I had a "Godfather" his name was JIMMY FREEMAN he had a Antique shop in Peckham. It was called "Peter the Pedlar" This was in the 1950s. Can anyone throw some light on this for me? My name was Lynn Upstone we were from Camberwell in Knatchbull Rd.

A memory of Peckham by Lynn Hunter

Huncote Road Fire

I remember Lawrey but I thought his name was Merrick,I lived next door at no 19 huncote rd, being the other part of a semi their house went up in flames it must have been about January 1944 my brother Joe was a newborn, Jack and Elsie, Lawrey's mum and dad were at work, we could smell smoke dad, also Joe was on leave ...Read full memory

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