Memories of Welling

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

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

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

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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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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

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

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

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 experiences - "Cool Among The Flames." You can find it at Lulu Publishing, Amazon or Barnes and ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Noel Bailey

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