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Those Were The Days

I lived in Wellis Avenue from1968 until 1979 and I think we we were the very last family to leave the flats in Ardwick Green before they wre demolished. We were the Connolly family, Our mam was Lucy and I was the youngest of five children, Mary, Peter, Des, Philip and me, Elizabeth otherwise known as Yo. I remember lots of ...Read full memory

Catching Minnows

I remember my boyhood years in Islip with affection. A favourite summer passtime was catching minnows in the Gallos Brook (affectionately known locally as the Weston Brook, purely because it came to Islip from Weston on the green). We'd be there for hours with our jam jars and a favourite spot was the bridge just ...Read full memory

A memory of Islip by imcurrill

Night Plane Crash Ww2

As a young child during ww2 , my mother and me , living during the day in a caravan on the farm adjacent to the Bridgewater monument ,walked down the Back Hollow in the evenings , to sleep above the bakers in the village . One night there was a very loud sound of airplane engines , a flash of light and a tremendous crash ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldbury by bhowellwright

Oakwood Hall

My parents used to run this as a country hotel for 6 years in the 1950s, when I was growing up from the age of 10. There were 8 bedrooms - 6 in the new part, and 2 in the old part, plus 2 in the attic. I had one of the attic bedrooms, while there was a retired school teacher as a permanent resident in the other attic ...Read full memory

A memory of Holland-on-Sea

My Own Memories Of Eltham

I lived at 27 Kingsholm Gardens in Eltham from 1961. I have nothing but great memories of growing up in Eltham until we left around 1971. At 5 years old, running to Glovers or Wally's close to Brisset Park to pick up cigarettes for my mum at Mr Glovers (they sold them in fives and tens back then) or buying potatoes at ...Read full memory

A memory of Eltham by gw

Forge Garage,Leigh Surrey.

In the Leigh Surrey Website headed "History from Parishioners" is a photo of the Forge, Leigh taken around 1900. The people in the picture from right to left are; In the doorway Mr Frank Flint who later ran the Petrol station Mr George Flint the village blacksmith who was badly kicked by a shire horse and died of ...Read full memory

A memory of Leigh by Roy Livermore

My Life In Hansel Village

Hi my name is Dorothy Crawford. I lived in Hansel from 1997 til 1991. My room was a beautiful chalet, in a block called Ferguson House, it was all wooden and easy to clean. The views from my window was lovely green fields. There was a large sitting room where we all chatted before we went to bed. I worked in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Hansel Village by lcstom

My Life In Hansel Village

Hi my name is Dorothy Crawford. I lived in Hansel from Hi til 1991. My room was a beautiful chalet, in a block called Ferguson House, it was all wooden and easy to clean. The views from my window was lovely green fields. There was a large sitting room where we all chatted before we went to bed. I worked in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Hansel Village by lcstom

The Last Days Of St John's Church Darwen

I can remember when the redundancy was declared by the Blackburn Diocese and the worshipping community moved into the 'new' St John's School at the top of Turncroft..... with the assurance of a new church to be built a few yards up from the school site. The land was drained, but it never happened. The old ...Read full memory

A memory of Darwen by Geoff Harwood

Lowfield Heath School

My name is Penny Snowball. My father owned the White Lion, the flight kitchen and the cafe between 1960-1967 when we were forced out because of the development. I went to the village school and remember it very clearly. I have very mixed memories of living in the village. I loved the freedom of the place and very ...Read full memory

A memory of Lowfield Heath by penny

Green St & Katherine Rd In The 80's

Does anyone remember Chambers Toys', Rumbelows, The Olympic Gym,Woolworths, Paula's gifts, Wimpy,Moores Wallpaper shop, Pratts timber yard, Setchells bakery, Porters , Gascoignes Newsagents, Apps Newsagents, Bike Inn bike shop (near The Green Man pub) such happy memories.

A memory of East Ham by petecarrington

Garth Stores

My mother and father had garth stores in the early 1960 's. I still have good memories of these days, George and Christine Lewis, I am now 56 and living in Bournemouth.

My Early Memories

My name is John Howard Jackson,I was born at 22 John street Sacriston on 16 6 1946..we moved to heugh edge house for a few years then onto 6 south view until I left home to take up an engineering apprenticeship with the national coal board in the midlands.my main memories are of a happy but austere childhood as my parents had ...Read full memory

Row 45

This is Row 45, also known as St. John's Head Row after a public house on the south west corner. The pub still exists today. The row ran from North Quay to George Street. The photograph is shown looking towards George Street. The area suffered much damage from air raids in the 2nd world war.

A memory of Great Yarmouth by John

Fond Memories Of Kirton Holme

My name is Brian Wilson, I was born in 1940 down Fen Drove now called Sykemouth Drove, Kirton Holme. Down this drove were farms, small holdings and houses 12 in total, today in 2016 only 4 remain. Ist farm on the left was Mr FA Smiths farm yard then on the right was Mr A Halls wooden bungalow, next farm on ...Read full memory

Dorking Halls Antiques Fair.

I run the Dorking Halls Antiques Fair which, this year, (2016), celebrates its '40th Anniversary'! As part of the celebrations I researched the fairs history, its relevance within the community, the venue it has inhabited over the last four decades; 'Dorking Halls', & collated stories of the fair from past ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorking by janealexander1

Living At The Fortune Of War As A Boy. (Richard Coleman, Perth Western Australia)

Whilst my memories are as a young boy I have some wonderful photos and a lot of information from my late mother and her sister. We all lived at the hotel with my Grandfather, Jack Gill and my Grandmother Violet Gill, Jack Gill managed the pub in the late 40's to early ...Read full memory

A memory of Laindon by decorum.wa

Visitation Convent 1967 To 1969 William Lubega

I joined the convent in 1967 and was the only black later joined by Leslie Philips from the Carribean. I am from Uganda and my dad was studying architecture at the AA. First day at school was horrific. I was punched and called names like any newcomer. By the second term I settled in my best ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridport by wkayondo

Early Days At Challaborough

My grandparents (named Holder) owned the Delphine before it became a cafe. The told me in the very early days the only access was by horse & cart from Ringmore. I think that they made good use of the horse & cart to get to the Journeys End pub. They later owned one of the three garages shown in your ...Read full memory

A memory of Challaborough by fbcs46

Early 50s

I grew up in Tower View and went to Benson and Selhurst in the 50s to 60s. My friends and I often went to Ashburton Park crossing the old golf course. Most of our memories come from activities at St Georges. We did several plays for the Millenial. I was a page to Archbishop Whitgift in the Sunday school one and an officers wife of the ...Read full memory

A memory of Croydon by jhsporney

Grangewood St Railway Yard E6

I have fond memories of watching the railway wagons in the goods yard from Grangewood st Just behind the off licence in Plashet Grove. There was a crane with a huge magnet on the end that used to load the wagons with sheet metal off cuts. If you stood near the footbridge in Park rd nearby you would see a diesel ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by petecarrington

High Street Church

My mistake - it was the Congregational Church ! Allistair Beckett

A memory of Bracknell by abeckett

Brampton Bierlow

Grandad was a Winder at Cortonwood Colliery. Lived at 53 Knollbeck Lane.Well known for his model railway in the garden. Variously known as Joe, Job and sometimes Alfred Job Wright. My Dad Sidney now gone some ten years since. Well known model maker. Memories of Traction Bus turning round in junction opposite, walks to ...Read full memory

High St.

my grandfather henry eborall had a poulterers in the early 20th. century. his uncle had a builders business also, his name was Edward eborall. I am hoping that someone, somewhere may have photos of these places. eric eborall.

A memory of Wavertree by eric.eborall

Knights Toy Shop Green Street E13

Would be interested to know if anyone remembered Knights toys that opened in Green Street in the early 80's. It was a double fronted shop on Tesco's side of the road and was something to do with Mark for toys in East Ham high street E6. It wasn't there for very long though. I remember going in there with my mum and noticing that there didn't seem to be enough toys to fill such a large shop.

A memory of East Ham by petecarrington

Prefabs

I lived at 67a Crwys Crescent until 16 years old. Our prefab was directly opposite the farm gate and my brother, Peter Davies, and Diana Davies, spent many days playing in the stream. I remember others who also lived in the upper circle. Gloria Sims, Maureen Stag, Wendy Webb, Brian Israel, June Brassington, Richard Horn, Brinley ...Read full memory

A memory of Upper Boat by dianajdixon

Battersea 1954 1966

We lived in Beaufoy road from when I was born in '54 to 1966 until we moved to Basingstoke. I lived with my mum and dad Jim and Doll Coulson. Would love to find Carol Smith from Clapham we both went to Macauley School, Clapham. Janet Coulson.

A memory of Battersea by ltruscott

Drayton Junior School Ealing.

Hi my name is Geraldine.I went to Drayton junior school .Ealing.approx 1972/3.I had a great time there.I lived at St Leonards rd then.Iremember having great fun with my friends Sharon,Jane,Juanita,Mark,.Michael and George.Sharon emigrated to Guyana.I remember Mrs Knight who everyone feared! The highlight was when ...Read full memory

A memory of Ealing by geraldineayul

Vincent Sec Mod

my name is peter bruce and was at Vincent school 1960-1965.i have just read john bryons message.i well remember the blue diamonds! john on lead guitar,peter bridle on rhythm ken parker on bass and keith loren on drums, I believe I even sang a few numbers with them myself (probably out of tune) we were all in the same class with ...Read full memory

A memory of Northolt by p.bruce82

Groups Thar Played At The Bull.

Hi , My name is Eric Bell & I was born & raised in Hornchurch. When I was 17 (I think) I was lucky enough to work at Jim Moore`s music shop in Hornchurch Road. What a great job for a young guitar nut eh!! I formed a group called "The Nighthawks" & we played quite frequently at the Bull. I remember old Jack ...Read full memory

The Sherwood Pit

During the war I attended Sherwood Boarding School on Church Street and Downs Road. Behind the house was an abandoned and overgrown chalk quarry (The Pit) with an old cottage, our arts and crafts classrooms. The cottage is gone and it is now called "Elizabeth Welchman Gardens" On Saturdays we also went to the Odeón morning ...Read full memory

A memory of Epsom by Paul Erland

Harringtons

Does anyone remember the Harringtons who lived on Enid Street. After the deaths of their parents the newly married Esther Withers (the eldest daughter) and her husband Tom took on the five children orphaned and raised them with their own baby daughter. My dad, Chrissie was one of those children. You might remember him singing with his ...Read full memory

A memory of Splott by ddjlhb

Memories

We lived in Brooke Crescent,Edmonton from 1941. Until 1955. I attended Brettenham infants and Junior School and Montague Senior School. Our surname was Raymond. Anyone out there remember us.

Edith Ruby Smith

I work in a care home in Fareham, with elderly people with Dementia. One lady who has become very special to me lived in Boarhunt for many many years. Her house was called Pandora. Edith Ruby Smith (aka Ruby) had a daughter called Joyce who has recently passed away has a son called David. I know Ruby has a sister, and a brother ...Read full memory

A memory of Boarhunt

Kidlington 1948 1962

Oh my, I love all those photographs...so many memories...The new school baffled me as I wasn't sure which one it was. I went to the infants school in Blenheim Rd, the the New Junior School Oxford Rd (Near Garden City) the Gosford Hill Secondary Modern (just pre comp.) It was built but not ready for us to use...which meant ...Read full memory

School Days

My name is Hilary Peck (Morris) I attended Rosary Priory from 1970 to 1976, my dear Mum who is 86 & still in good health was a teacher (needlework). Would love to hear from any fellow pupils, school days then were very different to today !!!

A memory of Bushey Heath by appyred

Crewe Town Hall, 1970s

I have a memory of visiting the Town Hall in the early 70s with my grandfather and being fascinated by a water feature in the foyer. It's no longer there and the staff don't seem to recall it at all. Have I imagined this or can anyone shed any light?

A memory of Crewe by tim

Looking For Bazleys And Buxtons

Hi - I'm interested in tracing anyone who may be related to the Bazley or Buxton families. My mother was Freda Bazley born in 1948, later Hirst (from 1968), and generally went by the name of Lynn as an adult. Her mother was Freda Bazley (nee Buxton), twin sister of Doris. Her dad was Joseph Bazley. My mum also ...Read full memory

A memory of Crewe by tim

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Hi my name is royston williams, i am 63 years old and have very fond memories of trecastle. I lived in trecastle for the first 10 years of my life, my mum and dad and i lived at 12 maesyberllan,my uncle wyndham and aunty phyllis and their two sons,my cousins,peter and philip,i think lived at number 4 or 5. My ...Read full memory

Honeymoon 1971

We spent our honeymoon here for a fortnight. The "then owners" were wonderful and did everything to make our stay special. The weather was beautiful and this was such a special place for us to start our marriage that has lasted 45 years this year, 2016.

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