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My Childhood

My grandparents took me to Cleveleys,every year for 2 weeks.,from the ag of 2 till I was 16years old.,We stayed at Mrs Faulkners boarding house on Rough Lea Rd.,I loved going to watchthe Follies,.and going to the Queens Theatre.,.,My grandma loved the Olympia Slot Machines.,When I revisited Cleveleys last year how it's changed.,but it's still dear to me as my childhood memories.

Happy Days

I lived at 45 lady Margaret road,left to join airforce 1955and have never been back but have any happy boyhood memories of life during and after war,playing in Woodward,and the stickle back fishing on golf course,could go on forever.Bob.

A memory of Southall by leslie968

Derby Road, Grays 1965

We moved to Derby Road in 1965 from West Thurrock after the farm closed and we could no longer live in a tied cottage. Next door to hatters garage. The house is no longer there as that area was demolished to build the new bridge. I remember there being a Salvation Army hut out the back of us and a big pit beside that with ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by armchair5511


I grew up in Pantymwyn from the age of four in 1958 until adulthood. Even then I visited my parents frequently until I moved to Australia in 1980. My Mum was the district nurse, Nurse Hughes who was well known in the district. My father was a schoolmaster at Colomendy school, now Glan Alyn in Loggerheads. I went to school in Gwernaffield ...Read full memory


I was born in Southwell in 1955. In Easthorpe. I still go for walks around town i will be 62 this year. I would love to move back but the cost of houses are to much My first taste of beer was in the Portland. No longer there. I use to go to school there. My final school was the Edward Cludd. Which is called the minster now. The back ...Read full memory

A memory of Southwell by jwkkkkkkkkkk

Fond Memories Of Godstone

As soon as I was old enough to drive, my Dad taught me, we used to drive down to Godstone from Kenley quite often and we would go to either the Hare & Hounds or the White Hart for a beer, sometimes a meal. In my courting days I would often take girls to either for an evening out, behind the White Hart is a footpath ...Read full memory

A memory of Godstone by David Marshall

Alderman's Hill

I lived in a flat over Walton, Hassell & Port in Alderman's Hill. Situated on the corner of Groveland's Road opposite Broomfield Park. Spent a lot of time in the park, on the swings etc & collecting conkers. I was living there from 1948 - 1956 (4 years old till 12 ). I went to Hazelwood Lane School. The headmistress was ...Read full memory

Brooke Blacksmiths.

My uncle John Cossey was the Blacksmith from the 1930s to the 1980s. When he retired nobody else took over the shop. It has stood empty ever since. When I came out from the primary school, which is on the opposite side of the road, each afternoon; I would stand in his yard watching him shoeing horses or making things like wrought iron gates. He died in Alpington nursing home about 10 years ago.

A memory of Brooke by terencecossey

Burnt Oak Good Old Days

I was born in Dagenham 1950, but moved to Blundell Road, Burnt Oak in 1955. I attended Goldbeaters from 1955 to 1966 and can remember many of the people and teachers with whom I studied. Some of the teachers were really quite sadistic with their punishment regimes and remember numerous incidents when punishment was ...Read full memory

A memory of Burnt Oak by mike.morgan

This Photo Is A Bit Older Than Estimated

I lived in Stubbington from 1957 (when I was born - home birth in residence behind newsagents on the green) until I was married in 1978. For most of my childhood until 10 yrs old we lived in the Post Office residence - shown in this photo. In this shot you can clearly see the bungalow to the side of ...Read full memory

A memory of Stubbington by

Blackpool In The Fifties

I spent many happy holidays in Blackpool as a child. We would set off on a coach from Rochdale it would be either Ellen Smith's or Yelloways There would be a kind of competition as to who would see the Tower first coming near to Blackpool. Then sheer heaven would follow. There was Fairyland Olympia the Pleasure Beach ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackpool by circassion87

The Cabin Shop In Epsom

Who remembers the Cabin shop in the alleyway between Longrove Rd and Horton Hill. Mum sent me shopping there many times with a list. Quite scared sometimes as there were a lot of mental patients wandering around the alley. Cute little shop though . Barbara Sainsbury

A memory of Epsom by Barbara Boxall

My Mother's Life Freda Verdun Legge.

Although I did not live at 10-Mile Bank, my mother told me much about her life there. She lived right by the large bridge over the River Great Ouse with her Mother ,Lilian, Dad, Harry, and brothers and sisters. I tried to find the house a few years ago, but their house had gone, only the pub building ...Read full memory

Emmerson And Craig Families In Craghead

I am searching for descendants of George Emmerson and his wife Ellen Edwards who lived at 11 Wylam Street in Craghead and of William Emmerson and his wife Sarah Alice Craig who lived at 3 Wylam Street (and where my grandmother Rachel Ann Emmerson was born), 11 Wylam Street and 40 Thomas Street (which is ...Read full memory

A memory of Craghead by keithandkerry

Growing Up In Ilford

I was born down Roman Road Ilford sadly as long ado as 1947 but life in Ilford was good. Went to Mount Secondary School but left at the age of 14 and started work as a jnr legal secretary in a firm in Cranbrook Road. It was so great then could get on a train and be in Liverpool Street in 20 mins an shop till we dropped. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford by chrishicks4honey

One Horse Town!

Had 5 yrs living in west dereham, beautiful village, nice walks across fields,and lots of wildlife unfortunately not a lot else going for it, a very close knit, verging on clicky community! shame so much money was put into a village hall, which hardly got used, instead of other facilities. Would of liked to of seen west dereham 20 yrs ago when it had more life!

A memory of West Dereham

The Dunstans

My Great Great Grandfather was John Francis Dunstan,he was the minister but resigned and opened a school for learning a boarding school .He was well respected and his daughter Eliza was my great grandmother who also taught and married Christopher Kemp who was a teacher and came from Dolton in Devon.I believe that John francis ...Read full memory

Oakfield School For Boys

Hello Got my education here between 1959 & 1966. Boys I remember are Nigel Baxter Nigel Sewell Jonathon Fordham Kevin Sampson Mickey TIngey Robin Want Colin Harley Geoffrey Fleming Any of you out there? Dave Pearce

A memory of Penge by david.pearce1

Lost Relative

Hello, my mother was brought up in Lymm Cheshire but went to live with her mother Edith Pearson (mother of Stan Pearson footballer) in Broughton Salford. They lived at 9 Bradley Avenue. She told me of the many fond memories she has of living there. I am trying to find anyone who may know of a Michael K Grezorzek who may have lived ...Read full memory

A memory of Salford by Louise Thomas

Northfields Richardsons Butchers

Well it closed. Another little part of our local history being turned into memories.

A memory of Ealing by Nick Beard

My Wonderful Rochdale Memories.

I have lived in Devon for the last twenty one years but in my thoughts and my dreams i still visit my Northern home of Rochdale. I grew up in primrose Street with the wonderful bakery called Rideoughs at the top of the street. Lenny barn and the fantastic Falinge park. Walks in Healey dell and Halls chip shop on ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale


In 1960's Newcastle we didn't see a lot of woodland or wildlife on a daily basis. My dad was from a Romany family and during the war had spent a lot of his childhood when school was closed travelling with his uncle who was a horse dealer. As a result he knew spots across the North where as kids we could run shout paddle ...Read full memory

A memory of Plankey Mill

Milton Mount College

I was at the Milton Mount College building when it was renamed St Mary's School . It was built to be a school to educate daughters of Congregational Ministers and Missionaries . It may have opened in 1871 and officially closed in 1971 . It was demolished in 1972 and the lovely building , land and gardens became a much needed housing estate .

Trying To Reconnect With A Lady Named Vivienne Or Similar Spelling.

Hi my name is John I live in luton. It must be CCA.1965 /1966 I and my friend met two lovely young ladies one named Viv and the other named Veronica- she was from Wood Green. Viv lived in Woodberry Crescent. Both would now be in their late 60's. Almost 53 years ago. Be great to say hello and say hey i not forgotten you. Anyone show some long on it would be appreciated.

Monkey Business

Does anyone remember the monkey on tbe loose on Crayford Way, late 50s. Quite a lot of excitement at the time. Police made us stay in doors.. Diane Cole. (Cook)

A memory of Crayford by enufstuf

Village Stores

My Grandparents owned The Old Village Stores during the 1950's/60's and i used to stay there as a child of about six years old when on school holidays from where i lived in London ,remember the sweet van full of jars of sweets coming to deliver and being in the shop helping out!! There was a family friend called Rosie that ...Read full memory

A memory of Crondall

Selsdon Primary School 1965 1970

I went to selsdon primary school from the age of 5. I had a twin brother Christopher we were in the same class all through school there were two classes to each year. Miss Bjork was headmistress and yes she was quite scary. In the final year I had Mr Worth who loved music but who also gave my brother the slipper ...Read full memory

A memory of Selsdon by lsmithuk07


i arrived at Blandford camp in 1951 for my national service 13 weeks training 8 weeks square bashing and the rest driver training in bedfords,I left Blandford and went to Borden 1 week and then to Malaya on active service stationed in Kaula lumpur with 27coy RASC MY NAME IS RON BATEMAN

Stan Laurel's Ulverston

The thin half of the world's greatest movie comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy, was born in Foundry Cottages, Ulverston, now Argyle St., in 1890. He was born and lived in his grandparents' home until the age of 6. His grandfather, George Metcalfe, ran the shoemender's shop in Newlands Bottom, which fascinated the little boy. ...Read full memory

Apprenticeship Power Samas. ( Ict)

Henry's Coffee Bar The Greenery. Burtons Dances/Disco.

Newland Bottom Cobblers

Stan Laurel's grandfather ran a shoemending business in Newland Bottom. I'd ;like to know what happened to that premises and when. Is it still standing? What is it used for and what is the address please!

Plympton Staion Signal Box

When I was at junior school (I was born in 1946) my maternal Granddad lived in Morley Cottages in Colebrook and worked in the signal box at Plympton Station. I lived in Molesworth Rd, down the road from Plympton Grammar School and often used to walk home from Geasons Lane Primary School via the signal box just to see ...Read full memory

A memory of Plympton by jlhenderson21

Memories Of Oulton, Stone Staffs.

I lived in the village of Oulton & attended Oulton Primary School prior to joinong Granville Secondary Modern school on Stone at the age of 11 years. I clearly remember many of the pupils & staff. Annette Powell, Judith Moss, Patricia Donnelly, Susan Darlington, Valerie Sturgess, Hazel Dix, June & Maureen ...Read full memory

A memory of Tittensor by deenglen5144


I actually grew up in 'Edgware' because I lived on the wrong side of the 'Railway Line' which along the M1. I remember Balfour newsagents at Apex Corner & later on I remember drinking in 'Jeramiah Bulfrogs, which I as just trying to rack my brain remembering. My dad (& later on my mum when she learnt to drive), couldn't go ANYWHERE without having to go round Apex.

Relatives Living In Ilchester Road About 1939 Onwards

My Dad, Derek Smith, remembers U Ted Stammers and A May with their daughter Joyce who lived at 166 Ilchester Road. Also, in the nearby area, were U George Clark and A Lou - one of their daughters was Peggy. He fondly remembers family parties at Christmas and other times throughout the ...Read full memory

A memory of Becontree by debbie.blake1

Ferry Lane Guildford Tea Room

I remember my Uncle Reg taking people across the River Wey on a punt. Now there is a bridge. He also made a bench and a small bridge over the spring that cam out of the hillside. This was where the Pilgrims were supposed to be refreshing themselves before continuing on their journey. Reg and Silvia moved to ...Read full memory

A memory of Guildford by pipparoberts

Westwood Secondary

I lived at 111 Danson Crescent right by the gates to Danson Park, I went to Westwood School and played for their football team this would have been in the early sixties. I used to sell the Evening news and Standard papers on the corner of Welling high St next to the bank. At sixteen I got a job in London and I remember walking ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by bblaker

Born In Avondale Rd Rayleigh Essex

I was born at home in Avondale Rd, Rayleigh Essex in 1958. We moved to Canvey Island & then in 1963 we relocated to Australia. I only have a few memories of Rayleigh & the most predominant was Snows Farm where I began horse riding at the age of 18 months. There were 2 horses that I rode called "Joey" & "Pee ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by shadow.1958

My Dad

My dad was born at Wimbledon in 1922. He told me that his parents had a family business called Potts corners that included a fish n chips shop, a garage and a gentlemans club. His dad George Potter, was also a sign painter and a French polisher. The family business got bombed out in the war but the whole family survived. My grandad, my ...Read full memory

A memory of Wimbledon by anniepotteruk

The Great Train Robbery

My parents owned a bungalow in Dovehouse Lane Kensworth in Bedfordshire and as a grown up family's we would get back together at weekends bringing along our own children to visit and enjoy the countryside. My brother and sister had produced five grandchildren and I the younger unmarred son would take them for walks and ...Read full memory

A memory of Kensworth by ducatee

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