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St Austell Fore Street Rivera Restaurant

The Rivera!! Once a week after school in 1964- 65, a group of us (mostly 6th-formers from the Grammar School, which was co-ed by that time) used to gather ...Read full memory

Summer In The Village

I remember summers in Wallasey Village being absolutely glorious as a kid. I used to live in Green Lane, and during the summer holidays,Ii and my friends worked on the market ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallasey by Philip Hoggett

David Greig Shop

My granddad, Ron Beeson, was the manager of David Greig shop in Egham High Street from around 1956 until he died. My grandparents, Dad and uncle lived above the shop and my parents met ...Read full memory

A memory of Egham by Melanie Nelson

Walks With My Mum

I recently went for a walk with my mum Enid, to the bluebell wood. This wood has many names, Kings Wood, Long Thwaite Wood, to mention a couple. It evoked memories of my ...Read full memory

Heaven

I lived in Blean-y-pant Crescent and we would walk along the canal tow path to reach the lido. I remember that there was a farm house at the bridge where we'd turn left up the hill. My father ...Read full memory

1960`S Bexleyheath Days

I recall Hides Department Store and a box of soft toy rabbits for sale. Jacksons Stores (the supermarket) and poking a bag of rice causing the whole stack to collapse to ...Read full memory

A memory of Bexleyheath by Ann Lewis

Childrens Convalescent Home

My memory of Budleigh Salterton is spending a couple of months or so at a childrens convalescent home in the spring/early summer of 1955. I revisited the town a ...Read full memory

Not Strictly Ashby : )

Willesley Close was the centre of the universe for the first twelve years of my life from 1959. The garden enclosed twenty yards of the old railway embankment and featured ...Read full memory

Bells, Graves And Wood Pigeons

I lived at 11 Church Lane with my sister Anne and parents, John and Barbara Mawson, until 1978. It was my grandfather's house (William Henry Cazaly) that he bought in ...Read full memory

A memory of Walthamstow by Joy Connell

Happy Childhood Days

My husband, Roger Watts, and his family lived in Castle St in the 1950's. The picture has a figure standing outside their front door (no.15) which could be his mother or older ...Read full memory

A memory of Aylesbury by Lesley Watts

Cross House Stores

I was thrilled to see your photo of the market including Cross House Stores (the building on the far right of the picture). We lived there in 1955 for about 2 years. The front was a ...Read full memory

A memory of Bawtry

Golden Holidays

From our home in Kent, we went every year on holiday to Babbacombe during the 1950's and early 1960's. We stayed with my 'Aunty Amy' and 'Uncle Matt' at their boarding house, 18 ...Read full memory

A Glimps Of My War Years

Born Cecil Nixon @ 131 Morrison St.Gatesgead County Durham. Went to Rose St school,Prest St. Victoria Road, Marske by the Sea and Reeth schools. Kicked out of school before ...Read full memory

A memory of Gateshead by John Nixon

Landkey Childhood Memories

I was born at home at 2 Church Lake and had 2 older sisters, Jo and Barabara. Even as a baby they would take me off on long walks across the church yard and over to Bucky's ...Read full memory

A memory of Landkey by Nick Crocker

High Street At Redhill

As a 16 year old, I was a boarder from Cartagena de Indias, Colombia at Saint Joseph's Convent, 122 Ladbroke Road. With me there were around 25 girls ranging from the ages of 4 ...Read full memory

My Childhood Days Brynna Boy

8 Southall Street /16 Tan-y-Bryn. We, the Brynna Boys, used to run to school, Mr & Mrs Davies Head Master and thei two daughters, strict and friendly, firm and kind. I can ...Read full memory

A memory of Brynna by Gary Edwards

Newburn Shops

As I told you, in Millfield there was only one shop, 'Jacksons', and two houses, Sewells and Gribbles, both in Victoria Terace where they turned their front parlour into shops. Sewells ...Read full memory

A memory of Newburn by Jimmy Burrows

Past Time

I lived in Leasingthorn with my sister Beryl, we both went to the village school and l have many good memories of village life. My best friend was Jean Errington and the Saturday dance ...Read full memory

Growing Up In Purley

When I lived in Purley, there weren't many stores.  I can remember when Sainsbury's opened across from Purley Fountain.  There was a toy shop in the High Street called ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Liz Williams

Coronation Pencil

I remember the Coronation in 1937; my mother and father took us to party in the hall on the corner of Station Street and Tower Street, all the tables was full of all kinds of food. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Pontnewydd As A Child From London On Holiday

As a child, up to the age of about twelve, we visited our grandparents at Godfrey Road during the summer holidays. This was probably between 1952 and ...Read full memory

A memory of Pontnewydd by Robert Smith

New Barlborough Police House

My dad, PC Leslie Ypres Wetherall, was the first policeman to move into the new Police House on New Road. My dad, mum, sister and I moved there from Grindleford. It was a ...Read full memory

Heritage 1910 To 1920

My Dad grew up in Portholland, one of seven children. There were five boys and the stories he could tell. The boys would go out at night and splash water on windows and the ...Read full memory

Corn Exchange

Before the railways (railroads) came, there was no particular reason why people in Bristol, England should keep the same time as people in London. At that time there was no practical ...Read full memory

A memory of Bristol by Paul Townsend

Rowing In The Canal

I vividly remember the day when as an eight year old, along with my mate and neighbour, Billy Sturmey, we "borrowed" 2 shillings from my mothers purse and hired a rowboat ...Read full memory

Dear Dear Old Kingsbury

Oh so many memories! Where does one start? Looking at this photo I remember the milk dispensing machine outside the Express Dairy shop. I think it was 6d you'd put in, and ...Read full memory

Stone In The 1950s

I am now 57 years of age, and live in Australia. I was born in Stone, Stafforshire in 1949 and would love to go back and visit. As a child I remember walking along the canal and ...Read full memory

A memory of Stone by Eileen Page

Great Years As A Nurse At Brockhall

I started at Brockhall on a Monday, just after my wedding at the weekend. I worked on AK1 before I started my Enrolled Nurse training. Coming from Mauritius, it was ...Read full memory

The Wrong Guy

There at the time when Cawthorne was a tour operator and whether it was coincidence or not the tour operator was called Harry Cawthorne coach tours. I do believe that they were an ...Read full memory

A memory of Gawber by Roland Mitchell

Nus Camp Second Time

The second year we came to Leverington was 1968, June and July. Our country had just lived the most spectacular revolt of the twentieth century, and we decided to air ourselves ...Read full memory

A memory of Leverington

Working At Rhos Pool As A Lifeguard 1969 To 1972

Though the summers were often cold and the on-shore wind very cold, it was great fun working as a lifeguard in the late 60s and early 70s at the Rhos on Sea ...Read full memory

A memory of Rhos by Dave Moore

Happy Sunny Days

I only have great sunny memories of Halifax as a child. A lot of these photos in the 1960's show the sunshine... just how I remember it. My granddad worked on the buses and in the ...Read full memory

School And War

I was born in Jan 1936 in Witham, where my father's family had settled in the 1790's. When I was two my parents moved into one of the new council houses at the north end of Church Street, ...Read full memory

A memory of Witham by David Woodwards

My Happy Days

We used to live on East Hill estate, the bottom end number 69 Peter Head House. My mum Bobby, my 2 brothers, graham and Steven, me (Lorraine), and my sister Michelle - we had great fun ...Read full memory

A memory of Battersea by Lorry Beckers

Town Hall Bombing During The Second World War

During the Second World War my mother lived in a flat opposite the Town Hall, above Partington's. She had been suffering with a very bad cold and had been ...Read full memory

A memory of Sale

Prestbury, My Home.

Although I moved from Prestbury to Gloucester in 1966 when I got married, then to Somerset in 1967. Prestbury has always held a special place in my heart, I always ...Read full memory

A memory of Prestbury by Pat Procter

Down The Woods

I grew up at 23 Alford, and just at the bottom of the street were "the woods". Our gang used to virtually live down the woods, climbing trees, lighting fires, making swings, bird ...Read full memory

A memory of Ouston by John Downie

Tooting Forever

What a delight to find this site. It reminded me of so much. My grandparents did a moonlight flit from Bethnel Green, walking to Tooting with four boys, one girl and a pram ...Read full memory

Back In The 50s

In the late 50's I moved to Rochford Road, just a few hundred yards from the airport. My dad, had learned to fly in Canada during the war and was now back working as a booking ...Read full memory

Village Cricket, Rugby And The Mount

The Common, which is a delightful huge stretch of open ground from Cardiff Road to the Westra, was the sporting centre for the villagers. Here the cricket club ...Read full memory

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