Memories of Welling

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

Poets Corner

I was 9 in 1965 and lived in Milton Road on the Poets Corner Estate in Welling. We used to play out in the street all the time or over the field in Keats Road which had a large bomb crater and this would be a meeting point for us kids. We obviously drove the neighbours mad at the bottom of Milton Road and Dryden Road, as we ...Read full memory

Welling In The 50s

Have just found this site and interested to read your memories. I lived in Sundridge Avenue and went to Eastcote C.P.School then Westwood leaving there in 1959. I have seen one name I recognise Derek Faiers who I was at school with. I'm now living in the far west of Cornwall but fondly remember happy times growing up in ...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 evening disco at The Welcome Inn, a big pub on Well Hall Road, Eltham. It was held in a large hall ...Read full memory

Good Old Days

I grew up in Welling from 1942 until I left to join the RAF in 1962. I remember Danson Park and the pool with its fountain. I also loved the lake and the boats. I remember too, riding on the miniature train up along the side of the lake and back. There was also a speedboat that did trips on the lake. Remember the boat house ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Barry Willis

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 broken biscuits which were my favourite. They used to sell them really cheaply by the half pound. You ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Gaynor Wingham

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 on the record counter.We went to the Granada every saturday night. Met her off the bus at Welling ...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 - even as far as from the other side of London - travelling around the club and dance hall circuit, many on scooters, in pursuit ...Read full memory

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