Memories of Hounslow

Hounslow In The 60s

Although I was born in Isleworth I went to school in Hounslow, firstly to Hounslow Town School in Pears Road in 1960 and then onto Bulstrode Girls school in 1964. We were the ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by Sheila Wright

Ultra Violet Treatment

I lived in Millwood Road and went to Chatsworth Infants and Juniors. I remember going to the clinic for treatment for a pidgeon chest, mum took a photo of me wearing my ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by Jenny Gould

Midsummer Avenue

I was born in 1941 in Midsummer Avenue. I remember a little park at the top of the avenue. It had a very large air raid shelter in it which people from the avenue and surrouding ...Read full memory

Shoes

In the '50s and '60s we lived at the 'bottom' end of Hanworth Road, near the Crematorium, so most of our shopping was done either in Feltham, or more locally "up at the Mount". (The shops by ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow

Odeon Compton

About 1963 I used to visit the Odeon and was allowed to play the Compton Organ. I became friendly with Don Galloway (the second projectionist) who also played the organ. He emigrated ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by Paul Kirner

Beavers Lane Camp Hounslow Home To 10 Signals Regiment

I was seconded to 10 Signals Regiment in November 1971 from my Territorial Army engagement with 39 Signals and spent the best part of a foggy, ...Read full memory

Further Afield

Osterley Park became within striking distance of my Hounslow home once I had a bike and from about the age of 12 (1960) would cycle there with a school friend with our bottles of pop ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by Susan Coleman

Hounslow As It Was

I am a bit younger than the other contributers being 2 when I moved to Hounslow in 1950. I wasn't born there but regard Hounslow as my home town and well remember the Odeon ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by Susan Coleman

Black Eyes!

I also remember Hounslow Cottage Hospital very well. I had personal experience of it when I was taken there for a check-up after a minor car accident in about 1950/1 when I smashed my ...Read full memory

A memory of Hounslow by Susan Coleman

Osterley 1981 1988

We moved to Isleworth/Osterley in 1961. We bought a maisonette just off Northumberland Avenue, Rothbury Gardens. My first son was 2 weeks old. We lived there for 19 years, by then ...Read full memory

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