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Abbey Road Barrow & The Ritz Cinema Circa 1962
I was born in Barrow in 1954, later living in Dalton and Ulverston up to 1970. Many happy memories of a trip to the Ritz Cinema, but the one that stood out was Mutiny On The Bounty made in 1962 starring Marlon Brando & Trevor Howard. Probably my first visit.
Also Abbey Road always appeared a grand entrance to the town a wide road and trees either side.
The Wainwright Family
I am researching for a book and need information on the Wainwright family who lived in New street South Darenth. They are listed in the 1911 census living at this address. Also has anybody stories of local woman marrying soldiers who were based in Dartford during WW 1. Thanks for your time. John
Market Square/Anchor Lane
Market Street/Square holds lots of memories. Those underground toilets, buses maneovering round to take us home to the Marsh, which when young seemed miles away. My father was born in Anchor Lane, and there used to be a brilliant sweet shop in the top corner , also the Blue Anchor Pub where my Grandad used to drink. My father talks about playing football in that Square, obviously before the toilets were there, with a 'look out' in case PC Connor appeared! There was a Cinema there too, and I was taken there as a treat by my Grandmother. Such Memories!!
Winter at School 1962/3
The snow had started falling after lunch I think and just didn't seem to want to stop. As it carried on the buses were called up early to get us all home. Having got on to the bus we seemed to make a short distance along the road along the top and then stopped for what seemed like ages. We were not going anywhere so we got off and started to walk towards the main road where the problem became apparent. Because of the sharp curve and the resulting lip from side road to main road along with the ice and snow had made traction impossible for the first bus to pull onto the main road. No amount of pushing or coaxing could shift it! I wound up walking down to Halifax St Georges Square and catching a bus for Pye Nest where we then lived. After along slow crawl up to King Cross I got off and walked and slid home down the short cut (Gainest?) onto Edwards Road landing home about six o'clock that night, what a trek!
I lived almost next door to Anchorite Well for many years until I left Kendal in 1969. The houses were occupied by Jenny Huck and the Hootons. The Hucks had one of the first colour televisions on the estate and I remember going to their house to watch an FA Cup Final in colour during the 1960's.
I remember bringing a minnow back to Kendal from Coniston and putting it into the well. It grew up, lived, and was seen in there for many years.
A fascinating place, which is little visited in Kendal, but hugely part of Kendal's history.
Hi Eileen I do remember all your family and you didn't look poor to me always looked well dressed I am Sheila smiths sister so am a lot older than you I'm kathleen I'm more your Elsie's age we had a very flat ave. good for games like rounders x
I am 83 years old, my Grandparents lived in this village most of their lives until my Grandmother death in the 1940's when I was child I spent most of my weekends here my Grandmother lived in a cottage named Davis Cottages there was only two of them but now demolished, these cottage were opposite the Water Splash I can remember going over to use the swimming pool, next door was a café called The Spot the bus stop was outside there and we would get the bus back home to Wood Green where we lived my parents would go for a drink at the Bull and the Green Dragon while my sister and I would play under the arches and have a great time, my Grandmother died in the 1940's and is buried in St Peters cemetery I only go to London colney when my Grandchildren take me there it brings back so many memories
Carlton House Kilburn
Born in 101 Albert Road, moved to Charlton House and lived in flat No.38; the Whitby's, Streets, Watsons, Sullivans, Corrs, Reynolds, Ryans, Butchers, were all my neighbours. I went to St Marys School, Granville Road then onto Gordon Memorial then to Willesden Tech College. Anyone remember the coach trips to the seaside? I remember the adults throwing coins out of the coach windows before it left. My playground was the rear of the flats where we spent most of our time. Lots of broken windows from playing soccer and cricket. I have a lot of pleasent memories there. Shared on 04 January 2014 by Michael Hallahan.
so pleased to have found this site, i grew up in aldershot and i remember all the places in the oics, i swam at the lido and whent to sat morning pictures, i played for hours in manor park and attended manor park school. i was married at holy trinity church in 1957 and had my first baby at the cottage hospital, things where so different in those days. our first house was 800pounds on alice road. then we moved to cargate hill then to fellowes road farnborough before we moved up here to blackpool. i remember dancing at the central ballroom and sneaking in the naffie club on a sunday afternoon and getting thrown out if caught. such a happy childhood. i grew up on high street number 147, we had a cobblers shop.my best friend was janet varney and we had such wonderful times.thanks for the memories.
My name is Shirley Dobberson, we moved from eastend of London toSouth Okendon 1957 , lived in south road next to the hostpital.My mum was Maud the rag lady, she used to drive ahorse and cart, my dad was afarrier.l had two brothers Jimmy, kieth(sid) and two sisters Lesley, Carol.lwhen to Benyon junior school and then to Culverhouse for girls. Mrs Impey was the headmistriss, her husband was headmaster at Benyon.I remember going to moves st the village hall.and the doctors atPeartree house.There used tobe a Fate at the hosital, and excitment when the Queen Mother visited.I was married at St Nicholas in 1968, l had ahorse and trap to take me to the chuch.
Aunt Doris' Bus
I suppose I was ten or younger when we first stayed on the Cliffside Caravan Park. Aunt Doris had a single decker bus that she converted to a caravan. Her son, my cousin Michael, slept in the cabin - the rest of us only allowed there by invitation. The entire place was curtained and complete. Beds packed one end, to be seats by day, curtained-off across the adult's area. They made their beds later after an evening of chatter and cards. There were washing bowls for washing, bowls for washing-up - and never the twain crossed. Organisation was my Aunt's forte. At tea time she would make huge chunks of fresh bread soaked with evaporated milk - my personal memory of ecstasy from childhood.
Perhaps I remember most the freedom. We children were allowed to out alone for hours, got cut off by tides, got terrified, got exhilarated. We swam in what we called the lows. When the tide went out at Walcot, a huge sand bank retained a lagoon of sea water in which we could swim.. but the tide sometimes caught out the adults who sat on the sand bank chatting. I recall one day when Nanny Turner, deeply involved in knitting, suddenly found herself on an island from which she had to be rescued by my father. He carried her on his shoulders shouting, 'you silly old cuckoo' as her knitting wool floated out to sea.
We collected carnelian - I still have it - prowling... Read more
Started school at st peters infants i think it was Hawks rd .it wasnt far from cambridge gardens .my father was Philip Healey and mother was Vera Healey (nee Butler)Dad was an engineer in various places and my gran had house in youngs buildings .
Looking For my Family
Hi my name is Avril nee Watts. I was born on Jan 4th 1957 to Jean Olive Watts. Fathers name John Bayliss. I was adopted and would love to know obout my biological family, siblings ect. If anyone can shine a light on this please send a message. Thankyou Avril Armstrong lives in Canada.
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