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The Park

This picture is of me and my brothers in Brearley Park. I am on the see-saw with my brother John and my mum is holding my youngest brother, Paul. We always used to go to the park as ...Read full memory

The Sweet Shop And The Imperial Cinema

From John Moloney; john@moloney.com I was moved to Oldham as an evacuee from Stretford in 1941 to live at 395 Featherstall Road North. The house was occupied ...Read full memory

A memory of Oldham by John Moloney

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

The Castle

This photograph features someone sitting on a bench in the foreground of Orford Castle.  It is a strong possibility that it is my Uncle Jim (James Ellis) Smy.  This was his ...Read full memory

A memory of Orford

Childhood In Abbotsham

I lived in Abbotsham from birth in 1947 until we moved away in 1967. I attended the village school from 1952 until 1959. Started in the infants class with Mrs Attenborough ...Read full memory

Peeping Around The Curtain

Every year we set off from York for a two week holiday at Thornwick Bay. We used to travel by bus, and I well remember the bus always used to breakdown at the top of ...Read full memory

My Young Years In Abercwmboi

The first time I saw the photo it brought back very old memorys, because when I got up from bed in the mornings and opened my curtains the first thing I saw was the ...Read full memory

The Mining Industry Abercynon Colliery

I worked under ground at Abercynon Colliery from 1951 until 1953. I worked on the coal face in the "S" district, a five foot coal seam which was about 100 ...Read full memory

A memory of Abercynon by Royden Jones

Early Years In The Village.

I left the village in 1948, to join my parents, Cyril and Gladys Jones, and sister Pam who had moved to Gravesend, Kent. I had attended the Lawn following years at ...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

The Blue Lamp

On the left of this photo you can see the famous blue lamp! Which one could see outside the local Police Stations, and made even more famous by the film, The Blue Lamp and ...Read full memory

The Cambridge Ghost

The Cambridge Military Hospital was apparently founded as part of the initiative begun by Florence Nightingale after the Crimean War to improve medical facilities for the Army. ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by James Ritchie

Windmill, Etc

At the time of this photo I was just 8 years old, and I have a lasting impression of three things from around this time. The first is kind of hazy - animated Red Indian cutouts in the ...Read full memory

Baring Road

I was born at Mayday Hospital. My parents still live in Baring Road and my mother has lived there from the age of 13, as my grandmother had the house before they did. I vividly ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Jacky Hughes

Addiscombe And Croydon Characters

There seemed to be a lot of eccentric characters around in those days. Old blokes with strange shaped polished bald heads (these were the days when it was the ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Francis Beck

Childhood Memories In The 1970's

My maternal grandparents lived in Palmers Green - firstly in Elmdale Road close to what is now the North Circular and then moving to Wentworth Gardens off ...Read full memory

Wellington Monument

As a kid in the eighties, I used to mess around by the Wellington Monument, back then it was like a jungle all around it, and you couldn't really see it properly unless you ...Read full memory

Wrinkled Fingers And Toes

From Chrismas Avenue to the bathing pool, come rain or come shine, every day of the summer was bathing pool fun time for us lads. With our towels rolled up and tucked ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Raymond Hay

North Lane

Not so sure of the date, I was born in the cottage hospital in 1936 and spent all my holidays with my grandparents the Brockbanks who had a pub in North Lane called the Heroes of ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Anne Vines

Pavilion Cinema In Background Before They Put The Railings Round The Pond

This picture was taken before they put the railings round the pond. One Sunday on my way home from Sunday School at ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Pam Odam

Aldershot 1970's

I was born in the Cottage Hosp in 1959. We lived in Cranmore Lane; then 13 Connought Road, then 70 Holly Road; then 11 Eddy Road. I went to Newport infant and junior schools then ...Read full memory

Pinehurst Caravan Site

What a surprise to find a picture of Pinehurst Caravan Park, very likely the only postcard to survive! The site was in Hewarts Lane, Rose Green. My late mother and my ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldwick by Colin Read

Born In Croydon 1953

I was born at Mayday Hospital 1953. I had an older brother, John Read, and sisters, Judith and Gillian. John went to the Catholic school St Peters and Gillian and me went to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Croydon by Clare Read

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Egham by Melanie Nelson

My Evacution Days

During the last year of the war I was evacuted to Allerton Bywater. When I arrived we were stood on the stage of the village hall and I was the last one left when a Mr and ...Read full memory

St. Oswalds Girls School

I came to Alllerwash Hall, Fourstones, when it was a private girls' boarding school called St.Oswalds. The Second World War had ended that summer and my mother had died ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

Children's Ward 1959

I spent several months in Treloar with Polio. I was five years old and from what I have been told, at deaths door. Can't say that I remember much except the nurses smiles and the ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Ian Ruff

Sister Smith

Hi all old inmates of LMTH. I was in Connaught Ward block 3 (boys), at the tender mercy of Sister Smith, from about end 1951 aged 6 until December 1954. I had neglected TB in the knees ...Read full memory

A memory of Alton by Robert Court

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

Church Going In The 1960's

As local village children we used to walk from Fairy Cross meeting other children from the council houses along the way and wind our way through  the narrow lane, ...Read full memory

A memory of Alwington by Derek England

Green Road.

I lived in Thurlstone from 1962 on Manchester Road and then to Penistone in 1963. I lived at 162 Green Road. My father worked at David Browns as was, and everyday I used to meet him at ...Read full memory

Happy Childhood 1950 Onwards

I lived in Hillbrow Cottages on the Eastbourne Road from 1950 to 1970s. My father, George Mison, worked in the sand quarry in Bletchingley and mum, Elsie, was a ...Read full memory

1940 1947

I moved to Andover in 1940 with my mum and sister, to live with my grandparents, my dad was all over the place in the RAF. My grandad owned a riding stable in Anton Road, towards the town. ...Read full memory

A memory of Andover by Peter Carragher

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 ...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 ...Read full memory

Falling In The Pond

Rod Swift remarked about falling in the pond - well I was one of these. Rod must be my cousin's son, as my aunt and uncle lived in the house referred to. Around 1953 on an icy ...Read full memory

A memory of Lingfield by Jean Chambers

Paddling In The Thames

We used to love looking in the stream for cray fish, minnows and small creatures. We were fascinated by the clear water as we had no streams in London,where we lived. I ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Walthamstow by Joy Connell

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