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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.
He Was There A Long Time
Mr Popeley died a few years ago. He opened his shop right till the end and he had everything. If you made a request he would say I will just go to another department which was one of his caravans on the site. He always appeared a very nice man and his shop was reasonable. I don't remember the show room being there to the left but the bit to the right was where we went in to buy whatever you needed. He opened early in the morning and opened everyday including Christmas day he was a great loss to the vollage
Town Hall - Beautiful Then And Still Magical Now.
The town hall was a place of music ever Friday night when we all used to go to Top Twenty Club and dance the night away. No alcohol allowed just coke and crisps, but what fun we all had.
Now I am a member of the Friends of Trowbridge Town Hall and visit it very regularly. It has many fans who clean, and provide tours of the lovely old building.
If you are interested in joining us look for our website- we would love to increase our numbers.
Happy Hours Spent at The Old Manor
My friends and I spent many happy hours exploring the old manor house; entering the wine cellars with the resident bats. We used to go out on the lake in a boat that was moored there. The house had 'twisted candy' chimney pots.
Stourbridge Outdoor Swimming Pool.
Learned to swim there, of a fashion ( late 50's) (born in 54). Later in 70's courting. No elf and............ bombing, running and diving. Used to go, take a picnic and sunbathe all day. On cold days used to run backwards and forward between the indoor and outdoor, our own sauna, yes the indoor used to steam. Was in the 19th Stourbridge cubs and scouts and we used Stourbridge bath for the scouts galas. Seem to remember it being won by a beanpole named Larry.
I remember walking our dogs Bradley and Monty here. It was always beautiful. We now live in Australia and Brad came with us. He passed away peacefully in 2011. Monty stayed at home and also had a long life. Bitter sweet memories
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