Old Coulsdon, The Pond c.1960
Memories of Old Coulsdon
Wow, I remember these sweet bags; flying saucers, liquorice boot laces, pear drops, yes it was a lovely place to live growing up. Have not been back there for many many years.
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 albe to walk to Chaldon church from my house. I have a great aunt who lived in Taunton Lane and ...Read full memory
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 the sweet shop with Mr Newby as owner. I went to school at Keston and loved it there. It had a ...Read full memory
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 lovely place to grow up! I remember helping them get the papers in late at night. Brants was a good ...Read full memory