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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


As a young child I can remember several holidays taken at the Warners holiday camp at Seaton. The serious business of 'motoring down to Devon' was never taken lightly, lunch was prepared the ...Read full memory

A memory of Seaton by Michael Gough


Kennoway is the place that I have fond memories off and l value, guard and defend our secret village. Memories of the primary school, playing football in the playground, going to the school ...Read full memory

A memory of Kennoway by Bill Mitchell

Delivering Bread In Dewsbury

When I was in my teens I had a Saturday and school holiday job on Newboulds bread van, and although I went to other areas of Yorkshire, I was more often than not on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Dewsbury

A House In Gidea Park.

I was born in Carlton Road in 1937. Got bombed out when a landmine dropped down the road and we were evacuated to Clacton while my Dad worked down the Underground tunnel when ...Read full memory

A memory of Gidea Park by Alan Stanley

Growing Up In The 1960's

We lived in Headon's Cottage, Fairy Cross - it had been an old German doctor's cottage in the 1700s, a Doctor Wacerill who is buried in St. Andrew's churchyard,  and his ...Read full memory

A memory of Alwington by Derek England

Pelham Road

I was born in Pelham Road on August the 18th 1940. We lived with my grandparents. My grandad used to play the piano in the Pelham Arms for free beer and one of my earliest memories is ...Read full memory

A memory of Alum Rock by Colin Stokes

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

The Ferryman Edward Gregory

The Ferryman in this photo of Blackwater Ferry is my two times great grandfather; Edward Gregory. Former Hampshire County Police Constable, Edward took over the running ...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

Nayland Rock Cafe

As a child we used to visit Margate on a regular basis, before the war. We used to have a tray of tea from the Nayland Rock Cafe which had a special smell and distinctive china. I would love to obtain a photo.

A memory of Margate by Celia Clinker

A Great Start To Life Growing Up In North Bitchburn

Here are just a few of my childhood memories of my youth in North Bitchburn. My name is Ian Pinkney, I lived at No 10 Constantine Road, along ...Read full memory

A memory of North Bitchburn

Old Orchard Days

I was born in a house next to the canal at Trench Lock in 1950 and lived for 10 years in the Old Orchard, now long gone but reached up a short lane leading to ...Read full memory

A memory of Hadley by Keith Harris

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


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

Bear Mans

My mum worked in Bearmans department store in the late 50s early 60s to fund a trip for to go to Switzerland from St Georges RC school Walthamstow. She worked in luxury leather goods ( ...Read full memory

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

Seaton Station

As a youngster living in Great Easton along the Welland valley, my school holidays in the early 1960s were largely spent at Seaton Junction station in Rutland. My friend Colin and ...Read full memory

A memory of Seaton by Jim Sharman

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

What A Sight Fore Sore Eyes

I was a farm hand at Whitley Bridge and was for that day a tractor driver. My job was to pull a trailer down a row of rhubarb roots which had been pulled out onto the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bubwith by Roland Mitchell

Roecliffe Manor

I was an 'inmate' of Roecliffe Manor Convalescent Home around 1958/9. I had an operation on my tonsils and went to Roecliffe to recuperate. I think I was supposed to spend ...Read full memory

Living On A Houseboat In Poole Harbour

My mother Elizabeth and my father, Graham Thomson, lived on a houseboat in Poole harbour during 1950 and 1951. I was a baby and they had to move to dry land when I ...Read full memory

A memory of Poole by Nicole Thomson

School Life Living In Bilsthorpe

My earliest memory was at the age of 5. I vividly remember sqeezing through the school railings at the bottom of my garden to go to school. My teacher was a lady ...Read full memory

A memory of Bilsthorpe by Peter Waby

Carole's Memories.

I was born in the house that lays back just out of view in this photo. The house was built in 1954 and our family were the only people to live there up until my father's death in ...Read full memory

A memory of Peasmarsh by Carole Watson

Post War Tooting

I was born in Dorset in 1940, my mother living there as an army wife. My name then was Gorringe. We returned to my grandmother's house in Freshwater Road at the end of the ...Read full memory

Egremont Shore And Prom

How many of you have fond memoires of times spent on the shore and along the prom. Who got hot water from the cafes along the bottom of Tobin Street. Do you remember the bands ...Read full memory

A memory of Egremont by Jess Pearce

Sunday School In A Contractors Hut.

In 1953 my father worked as a builder contractor and was persuaded to allow the new vicar, the Rev .Lawrence, to hold Sunday school in a temporary bricklayer's ...Read full memory

A memory of Borehamwood by John Gates

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

Once An Idyllic Dorset Village.

Since about the 1960s, Child Okeford became a totally different community from the one I first got to know in the early 1930's. The Watts (Harry and Dorothy) had ...Read full memory

East Harling, Audrey Hudson

I came to E.H. in 1947 when I was 2 yrs old, and lived in Gallants Lane - opposite Fen Lane. Audrey Hudson used to organize the village children for the St John's ...Read full memory

Happy Motoring

I believe the white building to the centre left in picture is the Thompson & Taylor garage. I worked there briefly (about 1 year), the manager then was a Huw Edwards? I think, but the ...Read full memory

A memory of Cobham by Vee Williams

The Happiest Days Of My Life.

I have the fondest memories of Caister on Sea. We used to have a week there every year and my sister and I were the only kids in our street that had a holiday every ...Read full memory

''The Grapevine'' And Others!

My uncle, the late William John Wilcox, was the proprietor of the 'Grapevine' from the mid 1930s through to the early 1960s. I remember it as a truly old fashioned 'pub' complete ...Read full memory

A memory of Meare by Barrie R Collins

The Footpaths In Old Bursledon

Old Bursledon was a wonderful and relatively safe place to grow up in. My sister and I, used to spend hours wandering along the many footpaths that criss cross the area ...Read full memory

A memory of Old Milton by Helen Carter


I spent several holidays in a chalet with long verandah which was one of the first on the right just after a burnt out house and just before the caravans started in Mill Lane during the late ...Read full memory

A memory of Selsey by Sandy Chitty

Pretty Little Ainstable

I was brought up in the white cottage mid-left, by the roadside, by my grandparents. The Crown Inn at the middle of the picture in the distance was run by Jim and Winnie Tuer, ...Read full memory

A memory of Ainstable by Kate Walker

Growing Up In Cefn Fforest

I remember the shopkeepers; Rees Jones & Fred Palmer (the butcher) also Sgt Brace at the Police Station. I also have very fond memories of the Bedwellty Show and the ink ...Read full memory

A memory of Cefn by Anwen Parry

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