Memories of Addiscombe

Ww2 Memories

My grandparents lived at 36 Kingscote Road and during the war my mother lived with them while my father was away. In the middle of the night in September 1940 a 500 lb bomb landed ...Read full memory

Addiscombe And Croydon Characters

There seemed to be a lot of eccentric characters around in those days. Old blokes with strange shaped polished bald heads (these were the days when it was the ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Francis Beck

Dancing At Thornton Heath

Please someone do tell me the name of the energetic little lady who taught us all ballroom dancing in a first floor room in Purley. I am wirting my memoirs and her name ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Vera Hopkins

You Forget.....

...how prominent the church was in the 1965 landscape, before the trees grew. I was a choirboy at St Mildreds in 1965 and used to live in Kingscote Road throughout the 1960s and into ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Keith Phair

Baring Road

I was born at Mayday Hospital. My parents still live in Baring Road and my mother has lived there from the age of 13, as my grandmother had the house before they did. I vividly ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Jacky Hughes

The Old Club House School

I was delighted to hear (and see) that I was not the only person who remembers the Club House. It would seem that one or two of us lived on the estate (I lived in ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Roger Steer

The Fish Shop

When I was still going to school Ashburton High School I had a park time job at the Fish Shop at the Shirly Road shops I worked every day arfter school Monday to Friday, also all ...Read full memory

The Old Club House

I remember the old club house school. I lived in Coleridge Road and I went to the Ashburton High School, now pulled down, they have a new school there now but the fire station ...Read full memory

Coombe Woods/Shrublands Estate

There was a school near Coombe Woods for children that had hearing and speech problems does anyone remember the name ? My friend Mary Casilden mother used to work ...Read full memory

Croydon Memories

I was actually born in KCH in the 1960's , but my parents lived in Grange Road, Upper Norwood - and that is where I spent my childhood. Went to All Saints School, Westwood and ...Read full memory

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