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37 Tufton Rd Ashford 1938 To 1964

I LIVED IN TUFTON RD FROM 1938 TO 1964 GOOING BACK TO THE 50sTHE RIVER OVER FLOD D RIGHT TO MY BACK GARDEN now i lived at 37 that was the last house in the road THE RIVER WAS ABOUT 2 TO 3 100 YARDS FROM MY ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashford by tony1938.tg

Baltic House

Does anyone know of a house called Baltic House, I think on or near Wexham Park Road, during the 1920's. Also anything about a pub called The Dolphin in the 1920's and 1930's? Thanks.

A memory of Slough

Tracing Family History

I was born in Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, and our family are trying to trace the family tree. My grandmother Mrs F M Britten used to run a grocery shop at 109 Balby Road in the 1930s (I believe it's now a hairdressers) Does ...Read full memory

A memory of Doncaster

Mr Leslie Cambridge.

I have been trying for ages to contact my old shipmate Leslie Cambridge, he spent his childhood in Dartford /Bexley Heath & Welling. He married Winnie in the 50s and was my Best man at my wedding. I lost contact some time ...Read full memory

A memory of Dartford

Sparrow Park

I was brought up on Rufford Street and most children in the surrounding area played in Sparrow Park at the top of the street next to Beaumont's Farm , who delivered our milk daily measured into our own jug. The Park only had swings ...Read full memory

A memory of Wakefield

Wargrave In Berkshire About 1966.

I used to work for a company called David Greig, they had provisions shops in many towns with the flagship shop at that time (mid sixties) being the one at Reading. I worked mainly in the Orpington shop and was ...Read full memory

A memory of Wargrave

School Days

I started school at 5yrs old ii then lived in Fernlea Avenue the house was called Anglo West and was number 44 (how i remember this so well i do not know) my mum took me to school through the park the school was not far from the end ...Read full memory

A memory of Herne Bay

Rossington

i lived in old Rossington in the early 1950 had many happy hours playing on the old round tree it is not there any more and going down stringy billies .got married in 1966 and moved to armthorpe my name before i was married marlene thompson

A memory of Doncaster

Shops I Grew Up With

I went to Ardleigh Green School for 7 years and knew most of the shops. Starting in Squirrels Heath Lane there was Langs (Newsagents), Smys (wool), chemists, Greens Stores, a butchers, shoe repairers, the Fish Shop ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardleigh Green by childsj

Ivyhouse Road And Parsloes Park

Sandwiched between the District line and Ivyhouse road was where i lived in a small 2 bedroom council house built for £ 200 quid with a shared porch and a tiny front garden and a long and narrow back garden ending ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by liamy63

Pubs Of Ashford Past

HI ITS TONY GATES I REMMBER SOME OF THE PUBS THAT ONCE WHERE THERE MABY THAY STILL ARE COACH AND HORSES ELEPHANT AND CASTLE SOMERSET ARMS WELLINGTON THE SARACENS HEAD THE SARACENS SHADS THE ALFRED ARMS MAN OF ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashford by tony1938.tg

The Bench

it was the place to be with all your mates and your radio blasting out the top hits of the 60's,the yellands at the post office would not agree though,but oh my did we love that bench it was our place to be for social activity and ...Read full memory

Machen As It Used To Be

How many can remember Machen. I was born in 1931. Now living just outside Cardiff. As you say," You can take the boy or girl out of the valleys but you can't take the valleys out of them. Let's test all memories. Do anyone ...Read full memory

Brunswick Street And Ve Day

My father was brought up in Brunswick Street from being a small child, his sister born there in 1929, not far from the Hill school gates. Dad remembered the celebrations on VE Day, with everyone out in the street. ...Read full memory

A memory of Thurnscoe by Sandra Turner

New Addington Memories

I remember as a young boy Fairchildes school , we lived in Castle Hill Crescent and walked in all weathers to school. I remember Mr. Hedges, Mr. Breed, Mr. Watson, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Rutter Mr. Morgan, Mr. Best, Mr. ...Read full memory

A memory of New Addington

‘Barnsley Beauty’ – The Re Discovered Ancestry Of A Violin!

‘BARNSLEY BEAUTY’ – THE RE-DISCOVERED ANCESTRY OF A VIOLIN! from KEN SILVER Since my early years as a music teacher in the district of Hunslet Carr, South Leeds in about 1970 I have been ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnsley by ken.silver

Sprinch Yard

i was born in 1946 off Latham avenue I can remember the big pond as we called it being drained at the bottom Latham avenue, and old wooden boats exposed and burnt...to build spur road ? My dad worked at old quay offices in Mersey ...Read full memory

A memory of Runcorn by edwardsg

Syddal Farm Before The Shops Were Built

Syddal Farm was once the home of the Ashbrook family and originally stood on this site where the shops are standing in the photograph. My Grandparents William Hannah and their children Jack and Betty ...Read full memory

"The Goat".

My Mother,Vera Wynne,worked here of an evening.My recollection is this would have been about 1955,and i certainly remember her mentioning Wally Reid. A year or two later i started working for Mr/s Pearce as a paperboy,delivering 2 ...Read full memory

A memory of Forty Hill by wynne156

Teenager In The Late 50s

i remember when i was eighteen on a saturday night going out with a pound note beer was 1shilling and one pence a pint the pound would buy eighteen pints 2 pints was my max into the black and the boot [collar and tie] ...Read full memory

A memory of Aberdare by alan

Crown Riding Stables.

I remember the Crown Riding Stables very well. My family, the Worboys, lived in Selsey during the 1960s and emigrated to Australia in 1969. Every weekend I would go to the stables to groom the horses and muck out the stables. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Selsey by denyse_ivy

Gorton Girl

I was born in Brook house flats in 1940, then moved to Millwall and then Swindon close Gorton,where I lived with my mum Molly and two sisters known as the Nolan sisters.I loved Belle Vue for dancing and speedway. one of my strongest ...Read full memory

A memory of Gorton by wynneraypowell

Neighbours In Greenford Middlesex

My name is Peter Simkins and I was born at 64 Runnymede Gardens on the Western Avenue in March 1939. My Mum and Dad had moved in after getting g married in 1938. We were living close to the Greenford ...Read full memory

A memory of Greenford by bixhouse

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

I WAS BORN IN ASHFORD IN 1938 LIVED THERE TILL 2001 WHEN I MOVED TO BRANDON SUFFOLK I MARRED IN 1963 AND AM STILL GOING HAPPY I REMEMBER THE OLD TOWN VERY WELL I WENT TO SCHOOL IN WILLS AT THE AGE OF 5 TILL 11 THEN NORTH ...Read full memory

A memory of Salford by tony1938.tg

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

Blitz

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

Village

WE MOVED TO GERRARDS CROSS, BUCKS IN 1950 WHEN I WAS JUST OVER 3 YEARS OLD. I WENT TO TREGENNA RUN BY MISS WATKINS AND ONTO GAYHURST AND MY SISTER WENT TO HOLY CROSS CONVENT. WE LIVE AT CHURSTON, BULL LANE, GERRARDS CROSS AND MY ...Read full memory

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

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