Memories of Welling

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. ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Ken Taylor

Welling Co Op Store

I lived in upper belvedere, but worked in the menswear department of welling co-op from 1959-60. Cannot remember any names except a girl called Barbra who was on the counter near the door. I had a girl friend Barbra Day who was ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling

The Welling Mods: Long Gone But Never Forgotten

We were like one huge crazy family - not only from Welling, but also from the surrounding towns of Blackfen, Bexleyheath, Crayford, Dartford, Eltham, Plumstead and Woolwich - travelling around the ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling

Welling 1960's Mod Venues: New Additions

I recently shared memories of the many clubs, bars and dance halls that sprung up in and around Welling during the mid 1960's Mod era. Since then several other venues have come to mind. I remember the Sunday ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

Broken Biscuits !

I was brought up in Welling in the 1950s and 60s and Welling Corner played an important part in my life! I can see Woolworths on the right of this postcard. This was where everyone went to buy ... well anything! It was the ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Gaynor Wingham

A World So Far From 2012 It Hurts To Think About It!

I grew up in Welling from 1948 to 1963. Leaving it was the saddest moment of my life - one I have never really recovered from. So vivid were the memories, I wrote a book of my life's ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Noel Bailey

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 ...Read full memory

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