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
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
I was born in 1951 in Lea Road and moved to the Havelock Estate when I was 3, went to Clifton Road school and then on to Western Rd School when I was 11, does anyone remember that time. My maiden name is Cowburn
I started life in Leamington Rd in1938, then moved to Longford Crt.Have school picture here with twins Margaret and Pamela Musson, Jean Humphries, Gillian Green, Ann French Carol Mandy plus teacher think her name was Miss Kerridge.Also was friendly with Pat Rodgers who married Southall footballer Kenny Merry.Ann (Then Cordery)
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
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
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
SIRENS WAILING, Get up, wrap a blanket around yourself, stand on the bed and wait for Dad (Alfred Roger) or Eddith Mary (Mum) to come and go down 13 stairs and out to the shelter that was in the garden. Joyce my older sister would have already been there. Bang, clang, tin doors closing and down among the spiders. Yes I saw that ...Read full memory
I lived in Southall from April 1943 to May 1960, all my young life was spent there. Among the many good memories was the 1953 Coronation with all the excitement of sweets off ration and TV. We had our party in 2 canvas workman's tents from G. Wimpeys, Lancaster Road, Southall. The party was held in Lynwood Gardens off Lady ...Read full memory
Another thing that I remember was bath night. Notice I said night and not nights!! We had a tin bath which had to be filled up by boiling kettles and saucepans. My young brother would go in first, then me, after me was mummy, and last was daddy!! What ever would health and safety have to say about that today!! ...Read full memory
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