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.

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

Great Times At The Emabssy Welling

You mention the Embassy Ballroom in Welling. I first started going there in 1953 (when I was 14 but looked older as you needed to be 16 to get in!) and carried on going until I went into the Army (National Service) in 1958. My abiding memory of the Emabssy was seeing both the Johnny (not John in those ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Ken Taylor