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Memories of Deal


How could I forget these shelters (there were two of them)? We moved to North Deal in 1954 when I was 10. The shelter at the top of Farrier Street was nearest to me - a place to stand in a ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by William Horwood

Amusement Arcade And Roller Skating Rink

I grew up in Deal, spent many hours in this shelter, from around 1961, it is still there today. My fondest memories of that time are: directly opposite across ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Lynn Pilcher

Lovely Deal

I spent many very happy holidays at my uncle's house, number 8 Beach Street directly behind the pub in the photo. It was an old house with very steep stairs with large ropes instead of ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Anthony Lock

Nelson House Restaurant, Broad Street, Deal, Kent

Where Deal Library stands today was the site of the 'Nelson House Restaurant', which was owned and ran by my father, Frederick William Ford; around the ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by John Ford

St Leonards Church, Deal

My parents had to walk from High Street, Deal to this church on the coldest and snowiest day recorded up to that time for my baptism in February 1947. My godparents were Hazle ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Francesca Wellard

Memorial Hospital

The two photos are of Deal War Memorial Hospital on London Road. My brother's godmother, Margaret Paxton, used to be Matron of the Hospital. My father and brother had operations there, my grandfather passed on there and my godmother was a Head Nurse.

A memory of Deal by Francesca Wellard

Betteshanger Cycling Club

Do you remember those meetings on a Sunday morning when the cycle club turned out for a day trip to Hastings or Dymchurch, maybe to Rye, etc. In charge was Harry Falvis, (not ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by John Ford

Ace School Of Ballroom Dancing

The 'Ace Ballroom School of Dancing' was for many a young person the first time they had expeienced the close up contact with the opposite sex, I remember the beginning ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by John Ford

Piddock And Smiths

My gt. grandfathers married sisters named Brothers. The three familes have been in and around Deal for centuries Gt. grandfather Maxwell was a Royal Marine, as was grandfather ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Herbert Piddock

Deal Railway Station

I moved to Deal when I was 3. We lived in a house owned by the railway in the station approach. My father was linesman on the railway. I went to the parochial school on London ...Read full memory

A memory of Deal by Lilian Maxwell

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