Memories of Purley

Reedham School

I attended Reedham School from 1957 for a couple of years. My father had pased away and my mother sent me to Reedham, our home was in Harrow, Middlesex. I have read some of the other ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Susan Mc Donald

Working In Dartmouth Road

I worked at the gas board showroom on Dartmouth Road. It was next door to the bank on the corner of London Road. As well as selling gas appliances and receiving payment on ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Raymond Day

I Hate Reedham

My brother and I were sent to Reedham School in 1954. We were there for two years, probably the worst two years of my life, despite being put into care at the age of five and ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Ashley Mathews

Swimming Lessons

After I passed the 11 plus in about 1952, I went to grammar school in Whyteleafe. We used to go by bus to Reedham Orphanage to use their indoor swimming pool. I remember that ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Liz Williams

Purley / Woodcote 1960's

We lived at 18 The Bridle Road (off Foxley Lane) for many years. Attended Collingwood Boys' School (Wallington) - great school for punishments; Woodcote Secondary (like a ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Douglas Mitchell

St James Youth Club

I grew up in Kenley Oak Cottages, Little Roke Road. I went to Roke Primary and Senior School. I was also a member of the St James youth club which met on Wednesday evenings and ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley by Barbara Dance

School Swimming Trips

I remember walking from Roke Primary School to swimming lessons at Reedham Orphanage. The pool did not look very inviting, I only went a couple of times.

A memory of Purley by Barbara Dance

Main Road Purley

I lived here from 1965 through to the end of the seventies. The council offices are on the left, just out of view and before the fire station. Old Lodge Lane is on the right. You can ...Read full memory

A memory of Purley

Astoria Cinema

I was a projectionist at this cinema in the 1950s and found it a great job. Does anybody out there recall working there in those years as I would like to get in touch.

A memory of Purley by Brian Lawrence

Walking Along Bridge Path

Me and Robin Webb's girl friend walking back to South Croydon Secondary after a disagreement about a girl. Can't remember her name, we was on the largo field behind the school. Circa 1964.

A memory of Purley by George Dynysiuk

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