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Happy Childhood In Kilburn.

I was brought up in Kelson Street off Netherwood in Kilburn. I used to spend a lot of time In Grange Park. Went to Kingsgate Road Infants and Primary schools and used to visit Parminters sweet shop in Palmeston Road, was always in there !. My Gran lived at 52 Maygrove Road and we would go to the Grange Cinema, The ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilburn by lyndaanne.a

A Short Stay In Broadstairs

I stayed in a convalescent home in the early 1950's as it was believed I had had whooping cough and was there for the fresh air. I only have fleeting memories but do recall a large dormitory with high beds and falling out! We had to drink hot milk each evening and to this day I can't stand the smell! Yuk! We ...Read full memory

The Good Old Days At Wells

I first lived in a little cottage in Jolly Sailors Yard,around 1944 When I was about 3 years old , my parents Fred and Connie Smith my brother Derek, and me Norman(Bim) Smith moved to Standard House.We had a great LIfe living there ,when we were older ,just walking round the corner and diving off the quay ...Read full memory

Growing Up In Gorton, Tompson Road

Most of my family grew up on tompson road, just off mount road. With the old doctors surgery on the corner. My dad Charlie Parkinson lived at the first house opposite the doctors, no 2. My mum Mary Fisher lived at no 14 with her brothers Joseph, Frank, John and Gerad and her sister Ann. Mum was talking about ...Read full memory

A memory of Gorton by pandlleigh568

!960's In Hounslow.

Although I lived in Southall I have many memories of Hounslow. I was wondering if anyone knew of a Peter Edward Goodall who lived in Bulstrode Road in the 1960's and possibly later than that. Any information would be great. I live in Jersey Channel Islands now and don't get back very often.

Stone House

I lived in the war damaged Stone House, Cullercoats which was situated within 10 ft stone walled enclosed gardens, adjacent to Stone House Cottage, fishermens cottages and a big hotel facing the road down to the beach. from birth until the age of 6 (1945 - 1951). I believe this area is or was a carpark situated just across the ...Read full memory

A memory of Cullercoats by dave1payne

Bexley Tec' School For Girls, 1965 66 And Beyond.

I started in the 6th form in September, 1965, Mrs. Taylor was our form mistress, Miss Fuller the Headmistress, Mrs. Richards for French, Miss Simms for English. In those days my name was Ruby Little; I always hated my first name, so changed it legally to Victoria and eventually my surname was ...Read full memory

A memory of Bexleyheath by vikkifenlon

Stubbington House School

I still have a fairly clear (?) recollection of my time at Stubbington. Includes - - The Spithead Review (for the Coronation) on board a paddle steamer and passing dancing Russians on board one of the Soviet Union's finest. - Coronation Day in the San with measles. Everone had a day at home. - swimming at ...Read full memory

Emily Mary Hibble

My Paternal Grandmother was named Emily Mary Hibble. She was born at Redbeck Cottages, Cleator Moor. I have never visited Britain, but still fondly remember her memories of a happy childhood. She came over to Victoria Australia on a ship when she was 16. She married Charles Gordon Reid and they were married for ...Read full memory

A memory of Cleator Moor

My Years At Mobberley Boys School

i was at MBS from 1969 to 1972 i was 12 yrs old when i went there i was in Russell house number 17 we used to wear red mr link was the head house master his wife worked in the kitchen making flap jacks for supper sometimes, they had a dishy looking daughter vanessa, i cant remember many staff names i do ...Read full memory

A memory of Mobberley by david1011uk

Vale Of Evesham School

I WENT TO SCHOOL IN EVESHAM I WENT TO THE VALE OF EVESHAM SCHOOL FROM 1972 TO 1978 I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANY ONE HAS ANY PHOTOS FROM THAT TIME OF THE STAFF OR MY SELF AND THE PEOPLE I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH AS I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE COPIES SO I CAN PUT THEM ON THE SCHOOL FACEBOOK PAGE PLEASE CONTACT ME AT vince754@hotmail.co.uk

A memory of Evesham by vince754

St Faith`S.

My late mother-inlaw Gladys Ellison was Secretary in the administration at St Faiths until 1984 she started in about 1975? A school friend Jimmy Craske was also employed there. Gladys was a trained nurse at Whipps Cross Hospital in the mid 40s and told me of laying out bodies in the mortuary. I lived in Brentwood from 1957 until ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood

Green Shed

I grew up on Talycoppa farm pick potatoes rake the hay , we lived on trallywn rd .

A memory of Llansamlet by selby77

Manc Schoolkids On The Prowl!

Remember being at a school in South Manchester called, Egerton, (where kids from Moss Side, Rusholme etc hailed from) and often, we'd be packed off, and taken to various parts of Cheshire to sniff with awe at freshly cut grass, look at the endless blue skies and walk through various parks - with Delamere Forest ...Read full memory

A memory of Delamere by itrose949

Unhappy Times At Delamere Forest School

I was at Delamere school for around 2 years in 1959/60. My memories were not positive and found the whole experience traumatic. From reading other comments it appears that this is a common experience and I was shocked to read that abuses were going on well into the late 1990s. I do have some positive ...Read full memory

A memory of Delamere by l.maurer

Child Hood

My name is Dennis Frier I was born in Golden Green at 4 sign post field ,then moved to number 2 at about the age of 3 ,I have many memories of playing down by the river Bourne with all my friends ,and playing in the fields,summer always seemed endless,Does any one else remember those days,back in the 1940's

Ken Frost

My earliest recollection is around 1944, we had a milk cart with a beautiful shire horse to pull it. Ashmore Street ran from Hyde road to Redgate lane, the first building was Edmonds Bakery who made the best eccles cakes in the world. This particular morning was nothing special the Germans were still dropping bombs in the area ...Read full memory

A memory of West Gorton by norkenf

The Green Man

Yes, by some kind of miracle, the Green Man is still there, although the carpark was built on, and the off licence next door is long gone. The Prince Of Wales by the roundabout is now a Tesco store, the Plough just before the Church Lane lights was turned into a different pub, and is now a restaurant. The George in Church Lane ...Read full memory

My Dads Family

trying to find out about my dads family who lived in alderbrook road no72 charles leonard rogers would like to find any family or relatives. d rogers

A memory of Balham by deniscrogers

Bolton Hall

My grandparents lived at the co-op in Bolton. My grandad was the manager there in the 1930 s. Their names were Percy and Irene Ibberson. Later they moved to Wath, to the big shop in the centre. My mother, Lilian, worked at Bolton Hall during the war. She told me it was the HQ of the northern command. Some high ranking ...Read full memory

Visits To Dartmouth

My cousin and spouse lived in Dartmouth when I was young, - they were a generation older than I, and ran a Fish and Chip Shop on Broasdway. The family visited them quite often - during the day my siblings and I would patrol the riverside quays inspecting the fishermen's catches and trying our fishing luck off the quayside ...Read full memory

Living In Battersea

I remember living at 8 rowditch lane with my sister june and my three brothers bill Frederick and david and mum and dad the surname was Watson I went to lavender hill school for girls in amies street battersea from 1960 to 1964 I had a friend name jenny jones I remember she married a chris bonner if any know any imformation please contact me

Mrs Lungren

My memory of Mrs Lungren is very cear as she was my dads sister making her my Aunt Memories of Alf are still with My second cousin young Eddie and myself collecting timber from swarland saw mill when a German aircraft straff Amble we did?nt Know what was happing till saw the A.R.P.at the top of the Wynd David Beaty

A memory of Amble by dabrish

Shanklin Road

I lived in the prefabs, no54.my name then was Walshaw. I lived there from about 53. 58 My friends were the family mcAngus, David Bilton , Elizabeth ? I went to GLB and spent summer playing on the chalk hills that looked like mountains. I can remember having school dinner in a hall across the road from there. I can also remember ...Read full memory

Field Street Familyof Gapper/Goss Heddon.

My Grandmother Mary Catherine Gapper, lived in Field street Landore, she was the daughter of Ann Goss who married Mr Henry Gapper. My Grandmother married William, Heddon, her sister was known as Mathan[Margaret?] Mary my Grandmother loved me dearly.For now I would like to know of anyone who knew of this ...Read full memory

A memory of Landore by dianeheddon

Fred Paynes Taxi Stand And Dinner

My Nan and Grand dad had a taxi stand and dinner on East street.. sometime during the 30's from what i can tell?

A memory of Prittlewell by w.k.jennens

Edith Borough Childrens Home Newcastle Upon Tyne

I was in this home from about 1964 till 1969 would like to speak to anyone else that was thanks susan

A memory of Salford by susan

Pick Fords Chimney

Many people assume the P H on the chimney was painted on This is not correct the letters were made of fully glazed white bricks these bricks had also been used in the toilet / showers and wash room I worked there as an electrician from 1973 until 1984 when I was transferred to the sister works at hunwick Before I left ...Read full memory

A memory of Crook by b.richardson208

Border Gate Estate

I was born Patsy Evans the last of the 8 daughters of Ivy and Frederic Evans. Most of my sisters lived in Border Gate but I was born at 18 Hawkes Road in 1944. My best friend, Ann Halliday lived several doors down. I remember the Woolmers, Michael was their son I believe. Mr & Mrs Finch who had a daughter Sheila. The Teggs, Mr ...Read full memory

A memory of Mitcham by patsy144

Reply To Richard.

Hi. Richard. Great memories of times past. A world without the terrible events that surround us today. Days when we could walk for miles as children, have our sandwich's and pop on the top of a haystack, wander through woods and fields without a worry or care by our parents. If only we could return to those days. ...Read full memory

Green And Silley Weir

I worked for Green and Silley Weir in Royal Albert Docks in the mid 1960's. I remember there being a nice bunch of people working there. Every Christmas us girls in the offices used to get a few big boxes of chocolates from the men who worked in the different *shops*. There were Blacksmiths, Engineers, electricians ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by beattiedolly

Camden Town 1940 1980

my husband lived in Camden from 1940 he used to drink at the eagle pub with his dad ben gowland would be nice if anyone new ben or pete.he lived in Camden road. I lived opposite for about 10 years before we met.i have been petes wife for 35 years now

Memories Of Llanvair Village School

I was just looking at the plate all the pupils had when the school so sadly closed in 1987 and was wondering where all the former pupils have dispersed to now? My children who attended the school were Ruth and Jonathan Morgan (aged 8 and 7 when the school closed.) Ruth and partner now live in Sydney ...Read full memory

Mitchem In The 60's And 70's

I came across this site whilst searching for something else and became entranced by the fascinating memories of what nowadays seems such a long time ago. Like many others who have posted memories, I was born in St Helier Hospital. Initially we lived in Bristol Road, Morden at the bottom of St Helier Avenue down ...Read full memory

A memory of Mitcham by nigelamorley

Clements Road.

I was born in an upstairs flat in Clements rd in 1946, then moved to Holland Rd East Ham. Went to Altmore junior school then Lathom rd. Some childhood memories: I remember pigeons used to live in one of the towers at Lathom rd school, I also remember the smell of the soap in school. I remember the thick fog we used to get, and the ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by padal

Evacuees At Auchterarder.

I do not actually remember Auchterarder as I was there for only six months as an evacuee in 1939 from September to March 1940 when we went home and I was one year old. However, I was the youngest of seven children and the stories of that time were related many times over the years by my mother and older brothers and ...Read full memory

Growing Up In Wishaw

i was born robert shearer in jan 1938 stayed i russel st 97 then moved 2 no 103 started work at skelleys motherwell then served my time in waddels russel st got married moved 2 newarthill, then 2 years KOSB then back 2 newart hill stayed in prefab 5 the green then 2 legbrannock cres still married 2 jean

A memory of Wishaw by shearerrob1

Happy Days 1947 To 1958

I have happy memories of living in one of the prefabs which were very up to date for that time as they included a fridge! I moved from London when I was 6 weeks old with my parents and my sister, Gloria, who was 7. We moved into 28 Marigold Close which backed onto open land as Hilldene had not been built. The ...Read full memory

A memory of Harold Hill by sueskuse

Tracing Relitives,

I would like to trace any members of my family who lived in the reading area my family name is Whitlock but i was brought up by Mr & Mrs A E Pear we lived at Binfield i had a uncle and aunt in Brunswick St , Also a cousin last known in Calcot Also a Mr Alec Pear that lived at Woodley he was married to Molly was my uncle and ...Read full memory

Dream Come True

My parents had long been visitors to Norfolk during the second world war. My mother now in her eighties visited Great Yarmouth many times as a child and my father being older than mum did his basic RAF training in Norfolk. My family all being Londoners born and bred would escape to Hemsby in the sixties for family holidays to ...Read full memory

A memory of Scratby by mouse.3rings

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