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Southall, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Southall Of My Youth

I was born in 1933 and grew up in Allendale Avenue.I have wonderful memories of my childhood before during and after the war. I went first to North Road Infant School, then Lady Margaret Road School after Dormers Wells and Southall Tech.From 1950 to 1955 I served an apprenticeship at Hoover Ltd in Perivale. They were very ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by trubern

Southall 1950's

We lived in Hillingdon but I used to often visit Southall as a child as my father and uncle had shops in South Road. On Saturday my father and I used to arrive early morning then visit a cafe a few doors away with plasticised tables where we enjoyed hot drinks. The shop had deep wooden drawers beneath the counter and there ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by April Ashton

Lovely Bakery Shop On The Corner Of Florence Road

I moved to southall with my parents and a younger sister in the late 1950's. My parents immigrated from India and I was about 5-6 years old. I went to Featherstone Road school and then onto Western Road higher Secondary School in the 1960's. We lived at 28 Florence Road and across the road was ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by goldem60