Memories of Welling

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

Little Dutch Girl.

I was part of this dance display in Danson Park. It must have been around 1958/59. We were dancing a routine about little dutch girls and I was the one in the middle. We were from the Miss Holdforth school of dancing based at Falconwood social club. That was over the road and round the corner from Maryville Convent where I ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by maggiemitch12

Danson Park & Bellegrove Road

Growing up in the 1950s I remember spending a lot of time going to Danson Park; it was always an all day thing as I had to catch two buses to get there. I lived in Upper Belvedere (off Parsonage Manorway) and caught the 401 or 486 to Bexleyheath and then I think a 99 from Bexleyheath clocktower to Danson ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Alan Roberton

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

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

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

First Address Faraday Rd Then At Last, John Newton Court

I was born at the Royal Free. My grandparents lived on Faraday Road and due to the lack of housing after the war, we moved in with them. I have wonderful memories of Faraday Road, I learned all I know about gardening from my grandfather there. Their was, at that time, a small round ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Ken Everley

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

Ice Cream Parlour.

I remember the Ice Cream Parlour opening near the corner, Tony's I think it was called. Being only 13-14 at the time, we could never afford to buy one but it was fun to watch, all chrome and glass, just like an American movie.

A memory of Welling by Michael Smith

Broken Biscuits

I had to laugh when I read your comments on broken biscuits. I remember standing in the queue at the Home & Colonial with my mum when a woman in front of us said, "a pound of broken biscuits please love". "No broken biscuits today love" the man replied. The woman said, "are you busy?" "Not particularly" he said, "Well go and ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Ken Everley

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