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I was born in Chiswick which then in 1958 was named Ealing the family then moved shortly afterwards to Middlesex

A memory of Ealing

Harts Hill, Brierley Hill, West Midlands

Before Gordon Crescent and Terrace Street estate was built my Great Grandfather owned a cottage at the end of Terrace Street. It was called Harts Hill ...Read full memory

A memory of Brierley Hill

The Punch Bowl

The Punch Bowl pub is in danger of closing and the village is bidding to buy it from Thwaites Brewery. Please share your happy memories of this, the last pub in the village.

Mr Cavanagh Teacher At Rippingale School

My name is Owen Cox,and i lived in Dovecote estate from 1966-1970 approx. A man i shall always remember fondly is Mr Cavanagh who ran the school with his ...Read full memory

A memory of Rippingale by owen7591

Happy Days

I remember Bay Hotel extremely well, I used to frequent it with my parents for many years, three times a year, from the age of a toddler up to when I got married in 1970, so we were ...Read full memory

A memory of Rhosneigr by pfitzp

Merrow Village Hall

Where local people were invited to watch the film of Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953. There wasn't a screen, just curtains which moved about a bit. The Hall was used for ...Read full memory

A memory of Merrow by sandra

Loretto School

I lived in Wallyford went to school in Musselburgh and played football for the Windsor as a teenager. We played at the back sands and the harbour in the summer.

A memory of Musselburgh by kiffy20

Paper Round

My name is Christopher Gillan lived in Fa,side Ave North. I delivered the papers up there for years 1964 ish I used to drop in at my house and read all the comics before I delivered ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallyford by kiffy20

Living In Balham

I lived in Balham during the Blitz and Mum and my brother Ralph lived in Westlands Tce, which was bombed around 1944, maybe earlier. My dad was serving in the Navy. My brother ...Read full memory

A memory of Balham by billeve1

The Orchid

My husband and I used to go dancing there in the 1960's when Frank and Peggy Spencer run dance classes. We met at the Maurice Jay school of Dancing in Norbury.

A memory of Croydon by catricand

A Boarder's Thoughts From The '60s

What an unexpected but pleasant surprise to have come across this picture of Pennthorpe Preparatory School in Rudgwick. Ironically I left the year it appears to ...Read full memory

A memory of Rudgwick by ianward

In The Sixties

me my 2 brothers and 2 sisters lived at 32 brynavon tec my father was maldwyn Vaughan my mum was called Barbara we moved to York when I was 11 after my parents got divorced I ...Read full memory

A memory of Hengoed by Carol Vaughan

Village Life

our family moved here in 1996 we lived in Gerrald close only remembering there stood once a trough on piece of land this I believe was here before roundabout put in? there ...Read full memory

Pauline Dockings Dance School

I remember getting really excited about putting on a 'performance' at the town hall, when I was around 6 til about 9. We did singing, tap dancing and acrobats, the ...Read full memory

Fleming Park

Yes, I remember this place very well. There was a fishpond just outside of the pavilion with koi and goldfish. Broken paving slabs were all around the perimeter of it, so that you ...Read full memory

Born And Raised In The Village

Hi Readers ...My name is Vince . I was born in Greenway Lane in 1955 and spent my early years in the village . My father was a Child Okeford man and my ...Read full memory

St Johns School Merrow Street

I remember this well as I started here in 1953. It was in Merrow Street (on the site of the new school) had a solid flint fascia and the main curved archway at the ...Read full memory

A memory of Merrow by sandra

The Shops At Merrow

I remember these shops well as my family moved into the 'new' council houses in 1952 when Bushy Hill estate was still being developed. From the left, the bright red letterbox ...Read full memory

A memory of Merrow by sandra

I Lived Near Where The Photographer Would Have Stood

23 Markham Crescent was the address of Albert Parsons my Grandfather whom we lived with for several years. I believe that at the time this ...Read full memory

A memory of Oakdale by mikejones787


I saw Wullie Mitchell, guitarist with the Midlanders. in the Wishaw press recently. He writes science fiction now. I played with the Midlanders on drums when i was only ...Read full memory

A memory of Wishaw by Norrie Mckechnie

Louisburg Barracks 1981 Basic Training

I recently had a chance to return to Louisburg Barracks Bordon. i had to go as they seem to be about to redevelop the site. i was there 30+ years ago and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bordon by r.bromley223

Kilburn Hall Yorkshire

HI I am tracing my family history and trying to find out about Joseph pollard, he was a farmer in Kilburn and died at Kilburn Hall in 1804, I wondered if anyone knew anything about the hall of the history of it Many thanks Dawn

A memory of Kilburn by dawnpollard7

I Was Born In 1955

when I see the photo Acomb the Village, I remember living opposite the Queen's Arms Hotel, with my family Chris and Lucy Henderson, my uncle Billy and Aunt Elizabeth and mam Mary. I was born there in 1955

A memory of Acomb by tillyandgeorge

The Top Derby Pub

I remember ( vaguely) the top derby pub at the junction of factory lane.i still have a photo of me sat on the steps in my shorts and cap :),it was whit sunday and we were going ...Read full memory

A memory of Harpurhey

1970 79

I lived in Lower Stoke until 1979, my children Melanie, Rachel and Eric Mellor all went to the primary school. They had a lovely childhood roaming the village in safety. We used to go fruit picking and pea picking. It was a lovely place to live. Lynda was Mellor


I started school at Oakley Road School which was near Leagrave High Street.I don't remember much about it except for the long walk to and from from Locarno Avenue where my family ...Read full memory

A memory of Luton by icknield21


I arrived in Stanford-le-hope September, 1967, at 11.00pm to teach as a Student Infant class teacher in St.Josephs, Scratton Road. I was greeted by Sr. Mary Aidan at the railway ...Read full memory

A memory of Stanford-le-Hope by joanmd

Better Timed

This was my uncles fish and chip shop my farther Eddie also worked there

A memory of Wigston by daveray6

Manor St School

I live in the usa now .I was born in Braintree and went to manor st school I do remember mrs Jarvis I also remember a few children one I remember was Ian Charmicheal not sure if ...Read full memory

A memory of Braintree by jjvilas

I Will Only Way Remember

I remember moving in to 24 Herbart st in the 1960s I was about 4 year old, and the photos I have seen are exactly how I will all way remember it.

The Swing In The Cabbage Garden

I, m sure this is the convent me and my brother stayed in in the 60, s if so it had a walled garden full of cabbages and in the middle was a swing and I thought if ...Read full memory

A memory of Copthorne by gf006j1926

Those Were The Days

I was just wondering just how many people remember::- Smiths the chemist,Perks the grocers,Kennies the sweet and tobacconist (the original "wooden one)Browns the bakers etc ...Read full memory

Whittlesey Workhouse

Am interested in the Simpson family. John Simpson died in the Workhouse in 1880 and his son Thomas also died there in 1901. Would also like to know more about the man who designed the Workhouse, whom I believe to be called Fred Peck.

A memory of Whittlesey by nicola

A Child's View.

I moved to Woldingham with my Mother (she worked for Sir James and Lady Marshall at Whistlers Wood) when I was five years old (1951). I remember my Mother ordering food from ...Read full memory

A memory of Woldingham by dlplant

Were We Schoolmates?

Are you the Jimmy Cooper of about the 1940s? I went to St Aidan's school in Mill Hill, and my aunt Janie was the wife of Jack Caton, the Rovers' chairman. From 1941, I was at ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by John Mc Leod

Happy Days

I was borne in 1956 in a house on Broadlea Grove Bramley and lived there until I got married in 1975 had really happy times and Iv lots of happy memories playing on the streets or in Bramley Fallwoods and at the canal I still live in Bramley but on the Swinnow

A memory of Bramley by maryhanley58

Family Holidays

My Grandma, Ethel Hardy, lived in Gardeners Cottage and when we were young we always came for our holidays. My Mum was called Kitty and she married my Dad and went to live ...Read full memory

Salford Royal Hospital

Re: Hilda Smith and Salford Royal Hospital. I was a patient in Salford Royal Hospital in January 1963 and remember a lovely nurse called " Staff Nurse Ramsbottom". I expect ...Read full memory

A memory of Salford by Ann Harding

Lost Grandma

My grandmother violet ann priestland was in the micklover mental asylum for many years my sister and I never knew anything about her as my mum never saw since she was small we tried ...Read full memory

A memory of Mickleover by pkneafsey

Whincroft Crowborough East Sussex

I heard that there was a book produced of whincroft School East Sussex does anyone know how it can be bought? I have written memories previously I was Hilda ...Read full memory

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