Memories of Southall

Southall And 1940s And 1950s

See southallknowhere site - long lists of memories of Southall and around areas, 1930s to 1970ish.

A memory of Southall by Yvonne Butler

Steam Trains And Happy Memories

I was born in 1951 and have many very happy memories of visiting my aunty Dolly and uncle Joe in the 1950's and 1960's. They lived in Queens Road but I can't remember the house number. Their house backed onto ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Judith Bryant

Townsend Road

We lived at 92 townsend road with my five brothers and sisters we all attended Beaconsfield school in the late 60s then we all went to Featherstone secondary school in the early 70s so if anyone remembers the parmar family , arvind, parveen, sushil, please contact at xrani@hotmail.co.uk

A memory of Southall by xrani

King Street Southall

These are a few of the shops I remember from my childhood: Platts store where you could buy 2oz butter or half a loaf of bread, Greens the open veg shop, the Co op store which my mum worked in when she left school, the ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Cynthia Downes

Ive's Paper Shop

I was a paper boy for Ives when the Father was in charge and then at the end his son Brian? took over. I did not have many papers to deliver but the round started by the Junction Pub and cottages by the Canal along the ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by Ken Chapell

Ives Newsagent

Ives was my mothers maiden name, it was her father Edward and then her brother Bryan who had the shop . I believe it was a newsagents before my grandfather was proprietor.Bryan sold the shop and moved to Somerset .He sadly passed ...Read full memory

A memory of Southall by steve_c_54

Mr Lennon Drayton Manor Grammar Reunion 2010

45 out of 90 students meeting up....see southall knowhere site on google 2010

A memory of Southall by Yvonne Butler

Memories Of Southall 1941 1966

I was born at 12 Lyndhurst Ave Southall on January 1941. My parents moved into this property in the late 30s. I remember a bit of the war when I was about three or four as we had a shelter in the back garden ...Read full memory

Carlyle Ave & Lady Margaret Road

I was born at Lady Margaret road and Carlyle ave in 1952. We shared the home with my grandad Fred Puddy who was well known in the area. He was the southall cricket coach and a long distance runner. Also shared ...Read full memory

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