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.

60's Clubs,Dance Venues And Coffee Bars In And Around Welling

During the 1960's many venues opened in and around Welling to cater for a growing music and dance culture. Teddy-boys and Rockers had frequented the Embassy Ballroom, but when Mod became the dominating style, so came the clubs and bars to satisfy the kids desire for great music and a ...Read full memory

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

Welling, 1965

On the left of this picture was the record shop. Certain I bought my first single in this shop - "Bits and Pieces" by the Dave Clark Five. The dentists (Barry Stern, Australian) was on the corner upstairs on the right, and around the corner was the fishmongers, Winkworths. We lived down Upper Wickham Lane, past Foster's primary ...Read full memory