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 Long Gone

We moved to Southall when my brother Peter was two 1959/60 From a maisonettes in Hayes. I remember my dad had a lot of work to do in the house in Greenford Avenue as when we moved in it had creosote on doors and dark green paint. It was soon changed into a nice home with my dads hard work. My elder sister Linda and I had the ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by frances.nana6

Life In Southall From 1930 To 1964

My family moved to Kingsley Avenue from Acton when I was four, and when I started at North Road Infants School, my mother hid me behind the blackboard and easel because I cried! But I progressed from there to the Juniors, and my friends were Harry Parker, Harry Stubbs, Pat Bailey and Billy Burke, whose small, ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by david.r.curtis

Glad To Be Gone!

I don't have many good memories of Southall. My family lived in Norwood Green when I was born in 1947 and we moved to 31 North Avenue when I was five. We had a street party for the Coronation and my father told me that it was my birthday party because I was born on June 3! It was a long time before I worked out the truth of ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by ginacoles