Old Coulsdon, The Pond c.1960

Old Coulsdon, The Pond c.1960

Neg. O106033

Memories of Old Coulsdon

Leaving Old Coulsdon

I was born at 52 The Glade in 1960 and can remember a happy childhood, although my mum was a single mother (unusual then) and we struggled with money. I remember the parade of shops near me up the hill and especially ...Read full memory

Brants

Wow...I used to live above Brants around 1970 ish. My mum and dad (Jean and Norman) used to help run the place for Stanley Brant who owned it. His brother was Alan who used to live down the road. I also did a paper round It was a ...Read full memory

A memory of Old Coulsdon by Toby Kift

Purley County Grammar School

My father taught at what was then Purley County Grammar School for Boys, from about 1935 to 1948 (with a break for war service), when we emigrated to South Africa. Like another memorist, I remember the sweet ...Read full memory

Childhood

I lived in Old Coulsdon for many years, I used to do a paperound for Mr Cook who ran the paper shop on the Brighton road in Old Coulsdon. I spent many my summer holidays exploring Happy Valley and Devils Dyke and I used to be ...Read full memory

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