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Memories of London

Alexnadra Bridge

Seems to be before the Alexandar Bridge was added between the railway and road bridge, it carried the railway line to Holborn.

A memory of London by Dave Hill

Forest Hill

My memory of Forest Hill, London, is Horniman's Museum and Horniman's Park. The museum had a wonderful, huge clock. We lived in Forest Hill from about 1952 or 53 to about 1961, I think. ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Marion Del Favero

Prodigal Son Returned

I think it ought to be mandatory, for every person of English heritage, to pass through Westminster Abbey at least once! Returning from Canada and, later, the USA , for only ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Dylan Rivis

A Spectacular Entrance To Central London.

Before my time, of course, but this is still a very familiar view to me . Not only did I intern (from Westminster Technical College Hotel School) at the ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Dylan Rivis

First Step On The Ladder

My brother and his wife, having met at 14, got married at 20. My brother was an apprentice motor mechanic and his fiance a trainee hotel receptionist, so money was tight and ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Carol Fisher

Hackney In The East End Of London

My nana was born in Hackney in 1907. She was born to an unmarried mother in the Salvation maternity hospital for unmarried mothers on Mare Street, Ivy House to be ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Karen Surtees


The George Inn in Southwark was one of the favourite watering holes and eating houses for the young men of the accounts department of Borax Consolidated Ltd. in Victoria. In those days the ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Peter Wiles

The Hub Of My Young Universe

London's main railway stations truly are wonderful and Charing Cross was the one that I frequented the most as I travelled every weekday from Woolwich Arsenal in SE ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Dylan Rivis

Boys In The Crowd

My great uncle may be in this photo. I remember he told me that he and some of his pals walked from West Ham in the early hours of the morning and managed to get a spot on the ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Philip Cousins

Mascot Hotel

I can't help with a photo - but I can confirm that the Mascot Hotel was in York Street. I stayed there for a couple of nights in June 1958. As I recall, the hotel was about 1/3 way down York Street on the right coming from the direction of Baker street. John Cavill

A memory of London by John Cavill

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