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.The Inferno was owned by Paul Mayer (who also opened the Twisted Wheel) and my first time at the club was in the autumn of '63. But its Mod hay-day was in '64 when the music, played by DJ Dave Perkins, was all ...Read full memory

People In Welling In '55 '59

Welling was my home town; I was born in Westwood Lane in 1944 and went to Hook Lane and Westwood Schools. I can remember walking to Hook Lane school passing Leons, it was a clothes shop in Bellegrove Rd. Also a little bakery called Fisons, we used to get our hot cross buns there and yes they were "hot" when we ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Barbara Brennan

When The Inferno Burnt Down

Girls cried when they saw the charred remains of the Inferno Club, a teenage venue held at the old British Legion hall in Station Approach. It had mysteriously caught fire around 3am on Sunday, September 18th, 1964. Many teenagers refused to believe the club had gone and some even returned from their holiday to see ...Read full memory