Orpington, Crescent Way c.1960

Neg. O107083

Memories of Orpington

Trolly Trip To The Operating Theatre

In the early 50's aged about 7, Dr. Ebbsworth admitted me to Orpington hospital for the removal of my tonsils and adenoids. I remember being dressed in a white gown and bed socks and was taken on a trolly and put into an ambulance and driven a short distance to the operating area. I was very concerned ...Read full memory

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Orpington High Street

My grandparents ran The Orpington Cafe in the 50's and I have many memories of being there. At the rear and to one side was a sort of wasteland area, great fun to explore. At the time my parents lived in Derry Downs, St Mary Cray and helped with the family business.. My sister and I attended Chislehurst Road ...Read full memory

A memory of Orpington by 84anniemac

Open Air Trip On A Trolley To The Operating Theatre

I'm not exactly sure what year I was an in-patient at Orpington Hospital, so 1957 or 1958 seems most likely. I was at Vine Road, Primary School, in the Juniors probably. I had to have an operation on my Tonsils and Adenoids. To get to the Operating Theatre, I remember I was bundled up ...Read full memory

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Orpington,Snow And Warren Road School

My family lived in Orpington Kent from 1959 to 1964. I was 5 when we left. We lived in Repton Road. It snowed so heavily one year(62/3?) that a train was stuck at the top of the embankment above our house.The snow came to the top of my legs. Once I went into the High Street with my mother and there ...Read full memory

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