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Memories of Addiscombe

Fullerton Road

I was born and lived for 12 years of my life in Fullerton Road, I lived with my parents sister and brother in my nan's house number 19. My uncle and aunt lived at the bottom of ...Read full memory

Shirley Road Shops

I lived at Ashburton and spent my junior school years from 1953 at the primary and junior schools after which I walked everyday to South Norwood  where I attended Stanley ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Roger Steer

Mother Danced In Crepe De Chine

Mother Danced in Crepe de Chine They sat me on an ostrich for the man to cut my hair At Kennard’s store in Croydon, I used to love it there. There were ...Read full memory

A memory of Addiscombe by Robin Gray

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

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

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

Ashburton Club House School

Yes, I remember the Club House - I seem to recall we went there after the Primary school and before the Junior School but I could be wrong! I remember the playground ...Read full memory

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

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

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