I moved from Wandsworth to Orchard Ave in Hackbridge in about 1979/80 (my parents still live there). It was a bit strange for me moving from a high-rise flat to a house with a garden. ...Read full memory
Today, all the shops have changed. On the right there's an Indian resturant, a shop, a cafe, a tile shop and a salon. Directly ahead, there are 3 shops; one is also a post office. There ...Read full memory
I went to school at Elmwood 1949-51. I remember a beautiful girl there named Gillian English - I always wondered what became her. The Grange - the boating lake - and Beddington Park were my favourite haunts. Ron Shelley email@example.com USA
I attended Elmwood from 1969 - 1971 I moved from south London to Wallington in 69 and can remember walking through the park from Wallington to Hackbridge some of the names have come ...Read full memory
Loved reading some of the old posts on here....I was at Elmwood 1963-67....but most definitely glad to leave when I did. Thanks to everyone for their memories of the old place, ...Read full memory
I lived in Hackbridge from 1942 to 1953 at the Hackbridge Drill Hall. I was a school girl when I went there and a married woman with a family when we left. My father died while in the ...Read full memory
Although born in Hackbridge, and bombed out also, we lived with my grandparents at 142 London Road and went to the infants school, junior, and then Elmwood. I was in 4B ...Read full memory
I went to a brand new primary school called Park Farm, so then going to Elmwwod was like going back in time. I just caught the end of Stacey walking around like something out ...Read full memory
Hi, I lived at 33 Corbet Close from the day they was built till the late 1990s, my dad was called Alf, one brother, Keith and one sister, Sue.
I remember well the Post Office on the corner where the bus parked. This shop also sold groceries with fresh ham and bacon hanging up behind the counter. Next door was a Wavy ...Read full memory
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