Welling, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Welling and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Baby Boomers In The 60s

I was born in 1947 and moved to Welling in 1951. I feel very lucky to have been a teenager in the 60s when music for us really started to take off. I was a massive Beatles fan but loved the other stuff as well. Went to the Twisted Wheel (do you remember they didn't have a dance licence so when the light flashed you had ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by edwin.burkett

The Inferno And Twisted Wheel

I was lucky to be a teenager when the Inferno and later the Twisted Wheel were fantastic venues to hang out. My first time at the Inferno was in the autumn of '63, but its Mod hay-day was in '64 when the music was all Motown, Bluebeat, Soul and the best hit records.It became so popular that kids on scooters, and off ...Read full memory

Was It Safer In The 50s ?

I moved to Welling at the age of 8 in 1955. We lived in Roseacre Road, near the Guy Earl of Warwick, where the 89 buses terminated. The house was a 30's semi, but it seemed quite grand after the prefab we used to live in. The house backed onto Danson Park, so my 5 year old brother and I used to spend many happy hours ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by john.varnham