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.

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

High Street Ruislip

On the left is the Swan pub, on the right Barbara's Pantry. My grandmother Hilda Carter used to come up to Ruislip, to Bishop Winnington's on Saturdays from East Dean (near Eastbourne) to teach elocution to my sister and me and other local girls. After the class she would go to Barbara's Pantry for tea and cakes before ...Read full memory

A memory of Ruislip by Anna Wynne