Ruislip, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ruislip and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Ruislip Blacksmiths, Bury Street

Back in the 1950's, on the way home from the Sacred Heart School, we sometimes used to come down the High Street and go to the blacksmiths. They were located between the duck pond and the bowling green. We used to stand at the doorway and watched as horses were shod, wheels repaired, gates and ornamental fences ...Read full memory

A memory of Ruislip by oneperson001

Kodak Limited Advertising & Promotions Dept

In 1969/1970 I was a copywriter and art director in the Kodak A&P Dept, working on the international Kodak Calendar and the quarterly magazine, 'Kodak View' (later, just 'View') . The building is seen in the photograph. The department moved there from the Harrow/Wealdstone buildings in the '60s. ...Read full memory

A memory of Ruislip by Paul Wigmore

The High Street

Lived in Ruislip most of my life. I also knew the Stockdales; last saw him at the Lido in the 70's. The picture of the village also shows Haileys toy shop as well as The Village sweet shop. Next to Barbara's Pantry was a shop called the Priory. My father used to be a coppersmith and after the war sold many of his copper wares ...Read full memory

A memory of Ruislip by Peter Finch