Seven Kings, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Downshall School 1950 1960

I attended Downshall Infants, Junior and Seniors; not the happiest of days for me. I remember being treated quite badly by Mrs Mansell in junior school who really had it in for me because my mother was a bit of a trouble maker. Also, Miss Addiscot the PE mistress at the senior school who seemed to think that ...Read full memory

A memory of Seven Kings

Downshall School

I used to live in Chester Road, and it seemed miles to walk to school. I attended the infants, primary and secondary schools of Downshall, before moving to St. Albans in the 60s. I remember the baker shop in Meads Lane and given the task of buying a loaf, and a loaf of bread arriving home minus all the poppy seeds, no ...Read full memory

A memory of Seven Kings

Looking At The Old Downshall Senior School.

I went to Downshall School in 1957 after moving from Downshall Juniors. The big tree on the right covers St John the Evangelist Church and Downshall Junior School. To the back of the shops on the right used to be the 2nd Seven Kings scout hall and Sunday school. On the left 50 metres on from the 105E Anglia were a group of shops that were suppliers of goods to the local community.