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We Will Be Back

Hi, I was born 43 Tixall road and my Grandmother was at No. 45 we would walk into town via the River Sow to the baths with towel under our arms. Or into town to Woodalls for material or wool and on market day there would be flags for your donations and into the old market with the smells of fruit and veg . Around the back ...Read full memory

A memory of Stafford by adame

Old Mill Cottage

my grandmother lived here during WW1. Alexandra "Andy" Carrington,daughter of Charlie Carrington, Marquis of Lincolnshire. The letters written to her by her serving soldier husband, Captain William Llewellen Palmer are published on Amazon "letters from the front, Captain Palmer's eye witness account of The Retreat from Mons 1914" charlie llewellen palmer

Wish Iwas There

lackhall colliery in the 1940s and 50s i was lucky to be brought up there proud loyal hard working people so different from life today.born 1940 lived in 11th street and was encased in love and safetymy father was a shaft man at the colliery(Billy) and my uncle Bob (jogger) was a goalie in local football . my mam ...Read full memory

Peter Miners

Hi Anthony, my grandfather worked for your father as a blacksmith in Binfield. IF you have any memories of him or my mother Phyllis and her brother Fred I would be very interested to hear. best to use my email address which is mike.sluman@ I live near Binfield and new a Chris Campbell, was he related to your friend? Best wishes Mike Sluman

A memory of Binfield by mike.sluman


My name is Malcolm Ruscoe and was born in 1945 and lived all my single life in Weber Street, Collyhurst and I am now in my 70s. I am in the process of writing my biography for my grandchildren to read when I am no longer around to ask any searching questions of me! I attended St Oswald’s School, and I have searched the internet for a ...Read full memory

Happy Memories Of Hayes

I was born in West Common Road in an old cottage next door to my grandfathers' shop in 1940,Sadly the shop was bombed in the war and was then moved to Hayes Lane. It was Hayes Stores, which my father took over when my granddad retired.I went to Baston School with my sister and we lived firstly in Sandiland Crescent and then ...Read full memory

A memory of Hayes by gillian4026

Barrack Road, Hounslow Heath

I used to live in Hinton Avenue, off Barrack Road. I went to school in Martindale Road initially and then onwards to he Junior School in Cambridge Road leaving in 1961. Mr Such was headmaster, Mrs Wilson was my first teacher here, followed by Miss Elborn, Mr Gilbert and Mrs Peck. After The 11+ exam I went to school ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by graeme-p

Happy Days

Does anyone remember my family ,the Walsh 's of 76 Fitzwarren Street, Salford 6. My name is Katherine Walsh I have a sister Sylvia and a brother Gordon .My parents were Fred and Joyce .The house we lived in was next but one to the Royal Picture house and our Grandfather had the boot and shoe repair shop on Langworthy road ,his name ...Read full memory

A memory of Salford by kedwards909

Rheumatic Fever Patent

What a memory, I was there from 1957 to 59, I remember being in bed for the first year with the school trolley coming every day, learning basket work, and making little red riding hood baskets for the nursing staff. I had a young boy in the bed next to me that had Stills Disease, and a blind girl the other side. I think ...Read full memory

A memory of Taplow by davidoverfield1

Loudon Grove

Does anyone have photos of this street in Liverpool 8 especially of the street parties during the 40s to late 50s. Nancy Richards ne Ward

A memory of Heswall by Ann Richards

Ann Shakespeare Youngs

This lady was my auntie married to my dad's brother. She originally lived at Spring House, 62 Bower Hill, Epping and in the fifties my aunt and uncle built their bungalow in the back garden of Spring House, sold Spring House, and lived in the bungalow until their deaths. Ann Shakespeare Youngs was born at The Spotted Dog Public House in Ivy Chimneys in 1905. She died in 1998.

A memory of Epping by ros.boon

Happy Hornchurch Memories

My name is Eamonn J Miller. Born 06 05 1954 at 11 Plumpton Ave. Hornchurch, attended Hacton Primary School (unwillingly I must say) Mum & Dad moved to Yorkshire taking me with them unfortunately. they bought a Fish&Chip shop and after six months were worried about my weight, My happy memories include Fella ...Read full memory

Childhood Memories Of The 1950's

My Grandparents moved to Worthing in June 1910. They first rented a property called Sunnyside (No 11) in Ladydell Road whilst waiting for the Church Walk houses to be completed. Then they moved into 23 Church Walk and named the house Armadale - you can still make out this name on the gate post although the name ...Read full memory

Trying To Find Out About Tommy Jenner

Hi Does anybody remember Tommy Jenner he was from st phillips st on queenstown rd he kept in contact with my daughter but she has not heard from him in a while I was wondering if anybody knew where he was he had 2 brothers George and Brian and two sisters Joan and Ivy. He also lived in Culvert rd Battersea he used to drink in the Queen Viv on Queenstown rd. Thanks Lesley

A memory of Battersea by lgladwin99

Walton On The Hill Also In The 40s And 50s

Serendipity finding this site. Unfortunately I do not remember Alan cooper but we must have been contemporaries. Like you Alan I started my education at St Hilda's in 1949. However I continued it at Breech Lane Primary until 1957 when I took the 406 in the opposite direction to Glynn Grammar ...Read full memory

A memory of Walton on the Hill by mail

Remembering The Good Days

I was born in milk street Hyde in the 40's went to Greenfield Street Juniors then onto Leigh street Secondary, I so remember Hetts sweet shop the ABC minors at the Stannies, the market, woolworths, the house that jack built, the May queen and whit walks when we all got dressed up, even with little money, we looked our ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by countryfan1


I was born in Flexbury Park Nursing Home, Bude in Nov 1942. My parents lived at the time in Breakwater Road. Does anyone know where this nursing home was ? It appears that when my father returned on leave from the RAF they asked St Michael and All Angels to Baptize me on a Wednesday.When this request was denied my mother informed the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bude by gthompson33

Royal Bath Hotel Bath Hill

My first job was at the Royal Bath Hotel in 1956 where I learnt all aspects of Office Work for 2 and half years. Boss was called Mr Dagley, and there were 12 of us in the Office. I was a very nervous 16 year old having just left Parkstone Grammar School for girls, and my first job!!! The first day, I was assigned ...Read full memory

A memory of Bournemouth by annwa37

Elizabeth Cottage

I was born at no. 2a Elizabeth Cottage in Hoe Lane in 1949.Left there about 1953, but have no photos of the cottage.I know it was demolished around the mid 60's, and replaced by flats.My sister who was born there in 1946 remembers Robo's shop on the opposite corner.Would love to see a photo of my birthplace, if anyone can help ...Read full memory

A memory of Enfield by maureen

Park Hall Camp

I was there in march8th 1954 Anyone got any photo sets of that intake ??? I am bill. Jolley. From Wigan At.

A memory of Oswestry by gunnerbill1

Park Hall. Camp 1954

I was at park hall camp from 8th March 1954 Don't remember much about it as I,m 81 But I was wondering if anyone from my intake has any photos of our passing out parade , Sure would be grateful for any,,,,,,I am Bill. Jolley. From Wigan At.

A memory of Ledbury by gunnerbill1

Lovely Memories

I was at greenacres approved school in 1965. Miss Goldsmith was the headmistress. Wicked woman. I worked on the farm after coming out of the classroom at 15, Mr. Hayes was the teacher a Welsh man very nice. Miss trgenza was the in charge of the farm. I became a young farmer. The girls I remember from there are. Rachel craddock, ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by jeanettd51

Happy Memories Of Burnt Oak As It Was 1942 1957

I loved Burnt Oak as it was at that time.I started school at the Annunciation in 1942 with Kathleen Oatts and Irene Keech,they both lived in Langham Gardens. in 1948 I moved on to St Thomas's in Stanmore until1949 then I moved on to St.James's.I lived at 62 mostyn Road until 1957.I, like everyone ...Read full memory

A memory of Burnt Oak by Teresa Keech

Farnham 1945 To 1965

So many memories of Farnham. Although I was born in Aldershot much of our shopping was done in Farnham. I recall the joys of the Christmas card display in a basement below the stationers that was under the colonnade. My first dancing class was held in the practice room of the Castle theatre - always we liked to dance to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Farnham by Bronwen Tickner

Lady Hall Holmes

The Holmes Family of LADY HALL, Farming and Iron ore on the census it had 6 rooms, They named one Daughter Lady presuming after Lady Hall. Well may add more later Sandra Nee Holmes 5th Generation down the ladder. 1841 Head of the house was Thomas Holmes, wife Sarah .Ref- HO107 Census Millom.

Alf & Flo Mortimer North Weald

My grandparents and later my uncle had a pub in North Weald...I think they moved there after the war.. Alf & Flo Mortimer. and later their son Alf Mortimer..I seem to think it was the King's Head but I could be mistaken....I remember it had an orchard at the back of it.. My mum, Iris Garofalo, was also a WAAF stationed at North Weald during the war...including when it was hit by the Luftwaffe.

Days In Red Bull

Hi my names Denis Parker and I was born in Red Bull 70 years ago this year my grandad had a shop right on red bull locks and my parents and brother are buried in All saints Church Lawton My other grandparents had a house on The Wharfe opposite the shop. I just wondered has anybody else got any memories or photos . I would love to hear from you yours Denis

A memory of Red Bull by denisparker1

Day Tripper

I was raised in Manchester 1943-1967 when I emigrated to the US. I remember special Excursion Trains, that left from Victoria Train station to Blackpool usually on Bank Holidays. We packed jam butties and tea in a thermos and our cossies just in case it was warm enough to go paddling in the sea. I can remember rides on donkey's ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackpool by kaykay8888

Battersea Girl

I lived in Birley street with my parents and brother Colin. I have very happy memories of shaftesbury park school and later on Clapham county grammar school. Many days were spent on Clapham Common and at battersea park, where the funfair used to be. I can remember going to Clapham Junction either to the cinema or for a wimpy or ...Read full memory

A memory of Battersea

The Lodge, Shelley Hall

Was this the lovely little building on the south east corner of the roundabout at the top of Ongar ("The Four Wantz"?) as you head out northwards? It was allowed to decay and eventually disappeared. It had unusual shaped windows and must have been very old, made out of wattle and daub. Now the area at the ...Read full memory

A memory of Ongar Park Hall

Hornsea Convalescent Home

I was in there at least twice. I was about 11yrs old. I was in for bed wetting. Don't know why it was necessary? I have some bad memories but I also met some nice people as well. I recall a nurse called sister Hartley. When she entered the dining room at breakfast time we all had to stand up and say good morning ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornsea

The Beehive Pub Circa Early 70s

Am I right in remembering this pub had sawdust on the floor? The posts outside seemed to be designed for riders to tie horses to. There was only one bar and it was a big one. It was a bit like a wild west bar (or am I being too romantic?) and was a little out of the way. It was the only pub I knew where ...Read full memory

A memory of Chigwell Row

50th Anniversary

50 years ago next month my wife and I were married in St.Marks church in Mitcham. Marion Cornell was one of our bridesmaids. If you see this Marion, or any one that knows you, we would like to hear from you . My wife is Carol Snowdon nee Rutledge.

A memory of Mitcham

Looking For The Steers Family

Hi my mums address is listed as being in VINCENT GARDENS, NEASDEN, NW2 when she married in 1959. She said she was educated in a Catholic Convent. Does anyone know of either the STEERS family back then or the Catholic Convent that she may have been placed in to? Any help in putting this 'family tree' puzzle together would be much appreciated :) Many thanks

A memory of Willesden

Dr Barnardos At Gwynne House

My Grandfather spent some time here in the early 1900s as a Barnardos boy put in care from Highbury via Dr Barnardos in Mile End in London, he stayed here until he was old enough to be moved on to a naval college in Norfolk in order to train for the Royal Navy. He had a hard childhood. When he went up to ...Read full memory

A memory of Woodford Bridge

Harris Bacon Co.

I worked as a van salesman out of the Ipswich factory in the 1970s . Mr guyllot was the supervisor for the six vans. I did the Clacton area Tuesday's, Thursday's, and Saturdays. Up to Bury St. Edmunds on the other days. Is there anyone out there that worked for them at that time. Cannot remember any other names. My name is Peter Harris (Not related)

A memory of Ipswich

The Laundry At Claybury

My mum worked as a secretary at Claybury, first for one of the consultant doctors at the Tower and then down in Claybury Hall with the School of Nursing headed at the time by Christine Hancock, who was also the leader of one of the two nursing unions. Mum got me a summer job during my first year at college in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Woodford Bridge

Here Around 1979/80

I stayed here when i was around 7 years old so around 1980 (could be 79). i was on the ground floor in a room facing lawns which had open doors on to the patio with six or 7 others. upstairs was for teenagers with which we couldn't go up there. i was there for around three months and it was a fantastic time and the staff ...Read full memory

A memory of Bursledon

Adele Avenue/Harmer Green Lane

This photograph actually shows Adele Avenue off to the left and the road going down the Beehive is Harmer Green Lane. Just before the Beehive there is a road off to the right which goes under the railway bridge and passes the Cowper Arms. That is Station Road. I lived in Digswell from around 1950 until 1968. ...Read full memory

A memory of Digswell by roy.pearman


I remember a holiday here when I was just four years of age - some 60 years ago- and being taken into the hills for trout fishing ..... we stayed at The Emlyn Arms Hotel........ is the hotel renamed as I should like to revisit.

A memory of Newcastle Emlyn

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