Wallington, Elm Grove Gardens c.1955
Memories of Wallington
At Bandon Hill Primary School in Wallington we have a plaque to commemorate the death of one of our teachers in WW1. Walter Norman Welton was killed on 26th June 1916 in France and this year will be the One Hundredth Anniversary of his death. Does anyone remember his wife ...Read full memory
When we lived in Wallington from 1965 to 1972, I remember going into Mantles the newsagent/sweetshop and buying sweets for my little brother and I. The town hall and library are situated behind here and looking down the high street which has not changed a great deal to this day were all the shops and the railway station. Fond memories indeed of our years in Wallington.
My mum found this site, and wow. I lived in Instone when I was 7 on the 9th floor with my mum, brother and sister, then we moved to Vulcan Close. We used to spend all our time over the field and on the decks, there used to be a van that sold sweets, papers, fags etc which my brother John worked on. Roundshaw was a fantastic ...Read full memory
I'm not sure whether this church was called Christchurch or Christ's Church; but as I recall it was originally a Presbyterian church which merged with, the then Congregational Church in Holmwood Gardens to form the United Reformed Church. Christchurch was then closed and remained empty for many years until it was sadly ...Read full memory