St Mary Cray, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Poverest Road As I Remember It

People use to refer to me as Ian Little. Well I was bread and born in 53 Hood Avenue, St Mary Cray in 1940. At three months old I was taken to my grandmother Mrs Little at 20 Fordcroft Road. My grandmother passed away on my thirtieth birthday, Poverest Road back then was called Sherwood Road. I can ...Read full memory

A memory of St Mary Cray by hudson941

Memories From My Parents During Ww2

My parents Leo Landy and Mary Casey, then engaged, were coming back from Petts Wood in the evening when the bombs started falling, they began to run, but my mother started having hysterics and my father had to slap her round the face to calm her down. They ran to Bluefield Terrace where my mother ...Read full memory

Up And Down Poverest Road

When my wife & I were courting I walked up and down Poverest Road many times. She lived at 1 Forest Way at the top of Poverest. I lived in St Pauls Cray. It was such a serious courtship that I was out in all weathers and at all times of the night. I knew that route house by house and stone by stone. In May this ...Read full memory