Wallington, The Grange Park c.1955
Memories of Wallington
I used to live in the Dukes Head. My uncle & aunt, Dot and Joe Craston, they were the tenants and I lived there with my mum and stepfather, Peggy and Derek Stone. Many good memories of the area apart from Collingwood School which I hated, all now departed, I wonder if anyone one here remembers them?
My memories of Wallington are more than I can put into words! My family and I moved there from Seville, Spain in 1942 during World War II when i was only 4 years old and didn't even speak the language. My 5 sisters, my brother and I went to High View School, and even though I am 77 years old now, I still ...Read full memory
I was born in Cowper Gardens in 1946, my nan's, house No.11, where she lived until her death in 1979. My cousin was also born there and lived with her mum, Betty. I moved away in 1949 and lived in Peckham but used to spend school holidays with nan, and remember her neighbours at No.13, the Tiramanis, a lovely Italian ...Read full memory
I attended Collingwood from 1957 - 1960 and yes, the discipline was severe. I once looked out of the window as a fire engine went by and was punished with 6 of the best! Mr Kirby Birt was an odd character with a viscious streak. They were all scary. I think there was a Mr Maynard who wasn't too bad. I failed my 11 ...Read full memory