South Harrow, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Recollections Of A Fishmonger

My first sight of South Harrow was when my dad ran a fish stall in the railway market in South Harrow, he worked there for about 10 to 12 years after which he bought a shop of his own in Alexandra Avenue. Coming from Bermondsey in London, South Harrow was a very green and pleasent area with its tree-lined ...Read full memory

A memory of South Harrow

Rock And Roll Years

I lived in South Harrow from birth in 1945 in 125 Roxeth Green Avenue. I attended Roxeth Hill primary school until failing the eleven plus and then went to Lascelles Secondary Modern. Not the best of pupils although I was in the A stream. Hated school and was caned all the time or was in the corridor for my sins. I ...Read full memory

South Harrow

I lived at 61 Eastcote Ave from 1942 when I was born. I went to Welldon Park primary school and helped Mr Goodhead count the dinner money each day. I also joined Mr Locks woodwork group after school, this was special as you had to be chosen. I failed my 11plus, my mother arranged for me to go to St Thomas's school in ...Read full memory