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Toddbrook Farm Great Pardon Essex

Hello all I am looking for information regarding Toddbrook Farm Harberts Road formally Hare Street. and would appreciate any information or photos etc. Regards George.

A memory of Great Parndon by g.day13

Wiggins Sankey

My father worked at Wiggins Sankey in the 50's and 60's, his name was Cyril Clarke but I think most people called him Noby Clarke

A memory of Burgess Hill by boatnoida

Record Shop, Duke Street, Chelmsford

Looking for help naming a record shop that was in Duke Street in the mid seventies. It was on the left after the Lion & Lamb if you were heading towards the High Street.

Bobby Rab

I remember Bobby Rab and his roan & white Clydesdale horse that pulled the big cart with Bobby Rab sitting on it. They worked for Murray Forrest the coal merchant in Beresford terrace and delivered coal. They could be seen in Burns Statue Square with the horse drinking out of the fountain situated opposite the Ayrshire & Galloway ...Read full memory

A memory of Ayr by morna.lionsgate

Children's Hospital

I stayed at the hospital in the early 1950's. Although I was under five I have vivid memories of the place and not all good. I can remember beds out on the veranda during the day but most vividly was a sadistic nurse who wouldn't let you leave the meal table until you had eaten everything. I can remember being force feed ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon

Welbourne Rd

I lived in Welbourne Rd,next to the Maskells,i lived at 124 Bert Simpsons grandson Alan,i went to Down Lane school and Page Green...i new the LEWIS family.Lenards ..Andersons ..Sims..Sargents David Gillingwater,went on to play foe Spurs..DONT THINK THE KIDS TODAY KNOW THEIR BORN. .Love to hear from anyone from there..i live in Thailand now with my wife of 51 years Alan Lincoln

A memory of Tottenham by alpat4346

Naylor Road

My father now 91 was brought up in Peckham, his uncle sold bundles of wood , that people used to get their coal fires burning, from a horse and cart. He lived, in what he describes as an old farm house, in Naylor Road. He says there was a large yard to the side and at the back of the house was stabling for a transport company. He ...Read full memory

A memory of Peckham by mabenf


I am researching the JARVIS family for a relative. I know the family were there from at least 1800 and John and wife Harriott are buried in the churchyard. Are there any Jarvis residents there now, or any descendents.

Southlands School,South Hill Ave, Harrow On The Hill.

I went to Southlands school harrow on the hill from 1958-1968 when it closed down. It was a victorian building and catered for day girls and borders. Many of the borders had parents living and working abroad.It was a close knit community of up to 150 girls, of every race, creed,and ...Read full memory

Good Times

1 was there from 60 to 63 I was in wansbeck. I remember carrying bread to Bellingham when road was closed by snow. I also remember all the good times I had while there. I used to look after the farm letting chickens in and out. I live in Canada now in Niagara falls have been here since 79. if anyone wants to get in touch please do. peter Henderson.(

The Moor Irvine

I was resident there from birth 1945 until adoption 18 months later. The matron was Miss Logan.

A memory of Irvine by macande96

Heswall Good Memory

I remember when I was in heswall hospital for along time And remember the staff Mr doctor burton Also one matron who was there I missed the hospital so much I was there Does anyone know about the hospital From THOMAS PATRICK MAGUIRE

The Heswall Hospital Was The Best Place

I want to know all the staff at the hospital Because I was born with a clip lip Only person that I know is a good person his Name was Dr burton he was the only person that I know A lot and the matron her name Was miss BROMLEY They were the best persons ever

A memory of Heswall

Dancing Classes At The Alhambra Palace

I used to go to Bob Dale's ballroom dancing classes. That would have been around 1956-1959 when I was 13-15 years old. I loved it there and, of course, fell in love with him! If was thrilled in later years when I saw him on TV as a judge on the original Come Dancing. The classes took place in the Alhambra ...Read full memory

A memory of Droylsden


Does anyone remember the florist in Newton Stewart run by a Mrs. Allan in the 1940's? I have no details of her except that she was a trained nurse and worked at Galloway House when it was a hospital. I don't know where her shop was or what family she had.

A memory of Newton Stewart

Upminster Bridge

I was brought up in Upminster Bridge,went to Branfil from infants to 1970 when I went to Gaynes. My Grandad owned the Windmill Library Newsagents at Upminster Bridge. Mr Cushion owned the Toy shop on the corner by the Bridge, next to Mares the Motor Cycle shop, There used to be a character called Mr Bott that kids took ...Read full memory

A memory of Upminster


I lived close to Greenford Grammar (GCGS) and went to school there between 1963 - 1968. Many of my new schoolfriends lived in Northolt or North Greenford so I found myself spending much of my early teens there. In particular, I have fond memories of the Racecourse Estate - I would go round my schoolmates houses, meet up with their ...Read full memory

A memory of Northolt

Holiday Memories

My paternal grandparents lived at number 8 Muir Street. We used to travel up from England to visit them for the long school summer holidays, for many years. If I remember correctly, their neighbours were the Welches (hope I've spelt this correctly)and later Mr and Mrs Flynn. My grandfather - Joe Quinn - ...Read full memory

A memory of Balloch by gerr.quinn

Growing Up In Mitcham In The 1970's

Lovely to read some of the reminiscences of old Mitcham, it was such a lovely place to grow up in during the late sixties and early seventies, before changes started happening. I left in 1990, aged 25, before the most drastic changes occurred, all of which sadly have ripped the life and sole out of the ...Read full memory

A memory of Mitcham

Who Owned Holcrof/Risley Moss?

My mother Lucy Collins, long deceased, once told me that her family once owned Risley Moss and therefore I assume Holcroft Moss. Also the land on which the prison was built. Also, strangely, she said Maria Holcroft married Captain (Colonel) Blood. There is something that seems to confirm this in Culcheth Parish Church. Don't know much more as she didn't talk about her family very much.

A memory of Holcroft Moss

My Time In New Mills (1947 1963)

I was born in Hayfield Rd during the terrible winter of 1947 (Feb), doctor Leslie Millward walked through the snow and along a huge drift to climb into our front bedroom window to attend to my birth! I was subsequently named Leslie after him.I started school after Easter 1953 in Mrs Archers class at St Georges ...Read full memory

A memory of New Mills by fmorris121

Blenheim Barracks

My dad was Lt Col Smith, commanding officer of Blenheim Barracks. We lived in Blenheim House (now demolished) in the late 1950s and as kids would watch the parades held every Tuesday on the ground at the top of Queens Avenue. It is now the playground of the school which was built there. I went to school in Queens Road and my ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by deesmithpiano

General Memories

Born in 1954 I lived in Graham Road, Wealdstone until I was 25. I started my school days at Whitefriars whilst waiting for a place at St Joseph’s and then ultimately Sacred Heart Grammar. I had a Saturday job in Poplar Stores and when I watch Are You Being Served it brings back memories of the offices with their wooden ...Read full memory

A memory of Wealdstone by overkeen

Home Will Always Be Denmead

My mum still lives in Denmead she is 100 years old,I recently stayed with her for few weeks due to my brother going into hospital .. The memories of my childhood came flooding back . Playing around the lanes and all of the walks we went on as children , the different shops there now all gone . There was Nethercotts ...Read full memory

A memory of Denmead by goodgirldarling

Going To Dyffryn School In Early 1950 S


A memory of Cwm by cynthiamollaney

A Childhood Memory Of An Amazing Dog And Living In Wokingham

Back in the 1950s my mum told our ex French Canadian police dog (a Husky/ Alsatian cross) to "sit" outside Farmers greengrocers (on the left in this photo) while she bought her vegetables but when she finished forget to tell him to "come" and several hours later had a phone call to ...Read full memory

A memory of Wokingham by John Buck

Vindi. 51

Always hungry and on pay days we signed for our money, then went to another table and gave it nearly all back.It took me 2 days to get their coming from the Isle Of Man, but it was worth it, making some great shipmates R553612. Alan Mckay. now living in Ellesmere Port Cheshire

A memory of Sharpness by alanmckay2002

My Early Years In Ferniegair By Edwin Allsopp Living With Grandma Margaret Simon

I lived with my grandparents in the late 1940s at 201 Carlisle road Ferniegair, known as the huts which was opposite the gatehouse to the duke of Hamilton estate.My grandma ran a smallholding at the back keeping hens,turkeys,ducks and geese.The land went down ...Read full memory

A memory of Ferniegair by eddieallsopp

Clifton Street Annexe

Hi Anyone out there remember the Clifton Street School Annexe? I lived in Newburn Cres, not far away, in 1968-70, and went to school there. My Dad was a policeman and we lived in a police house next door to Jane Gresham who was friends with my sister. Mr Edwards was my favourite teacher, he was Welsh.On Wednesdays we ...Read full memory

A memory of Swindon by felsing

John And Joan Morris

Hi I'm one of those family tree nuts, and I'm trying to find a photo of 41 Church Cottage and 77 Bedwas Church (maybe Church Cottage again). My great great great grandparents Joan and John Morris (he was a carpenter) are listed in the 1851 and 1861 census as living in these places. I'm having trouble find John and Joan's ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedwas by felsing

West Gorton Memories

When iwas little i remember my street i lived on it was lynn street west gorton manchester and i wish we was still living there it was a area where everybody knew each other and the freinds i made are never off my mind we had fun playing on the croft and making a makeshift swing with a old tyre and playing on it for hours i ...Read full memory

A memory of Gorton

Mystery Lady At The Phoenix Tavern

Please have a look at this blog and see if you can help identify the mystery lady. There may be a free pint in it for you. Also if you go back a few entries you will see a concise and funny look at the famous Arden murder case.

A memory of Faversham by jason

Norton Facebook Group

Hope this is allowed here (please remove if I'm breaking rules) After returning to Norton after many years away I have set up a Group on Facebook, please feel free to join. Happy memories everyone 😀

A memory of Norton by jwilliamson227

Lewisham Market

I found this site by chance as I have started to investigate my family history. My name is Andrew Porritt and whilst my Dad, Ron, lived in Greenhithe from birth in 1939 until moving to Gravesend in the 60s, his father was a Lewisham Porritt born in 1911 (George William who married Florence Johnson, from Gravesend, in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Lewisham by andrewporriit

Landseer Court And Hazel Leys School

I remember coming to Corby from South Wales and living in Landseer Court. My dad loved Corby, my mum not so much , we had nothing to what we had had in Wales, but it was getting dad out of the pit. We had a great market, and good shops, shame it has not advanced as it should have. I love the wooded areas and ...Read full memory

A memory of Corby by babs_elizabeth

Fir Grove

I remember al the names mentioned I was born in the house in fir grove We were the maxwells Wullie Margaret. Richard. And me John,and remember the hoggans well, biff was a character great with the kids , Wattie was a star,, the mckees move up to braeside place with us, I also remember Jeanie Breen and curly , they were right below us ,it was a great wee street.

A memory of Westquarter by jbigjock

Happy Days

We lived in Epping in the 60s and 70s best times of my life we lived in Nicholl road and went to school at Ivy Chimneys, great school and all the staff I can still remember nearly all my class mates where they lived all the little sweet shops scattered throughout my journey home.the town was beautiful my first job was at Maurice Irvines ...Read full memory

A memory of Epping by stephenbrock

Elim Hall

that was the Elim Hall

A memory of Harrogate by brian

Memories Of Blundell Road Ditton

born in 1940, and fond memories of schooldays at ditton primary ,in Liverpool road before moving on to simms cross, teachers were Miss Hartles Mr jones Eric Williams, Ankers Sammy Butterworth ,and not forgetting the formidable Dick Barton headmaster Then moved on to Fairfield secondry, teachers I remember Jimmy ...Read full memory

A memory of Widnes by Raymond Price

The Post War Years

Hi To all that may read the reminiscences of my early Fulham years born in Parsons green maternity hospital just after its building in 1939. lived in North End Rd until my early 29s. then a good solid middle working class area way before its yuppification . Fond memories of the cinemas 3 within 200yds of each other and ...Read full memory

A memory of Fulham by rfs1964silro

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