Putney, High Street Zebra Crossing c.1950
Memories of Putney
In 1955 I was 9 years old and lived at No. 16 Putney Hill, which was on the right in this picture and if memory serves was the house before the white one behind the tree. My grandfather owned the tobacconist and confectioners at No. 1, which is on the left next to the bank on the corner in front of the bus. I was ...Read full memory
I remember Zeeta's coffee shop and the Rotary Club just round the corner. The Pontiac was a great club, Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds were the resident band there and we used to be there almost every week!
Born in Felsham Road, off the High Street, in 1927, I of course have many memories of the area in this photograph. One in particular, has stuck with me for the last 75 years or so. It is of terribly wounded and maimed men, only in their 30s and 40s, none of them employable, begging for money. There would be 15 ...Read full memory