Memories of Welling

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 form 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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by Barry Willis

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

Doodlebug In Central Avenue

I lived at 6 Camborne Road, Welling with my mother Hermine Wright and my grandparents Fred and Elsie Wright from 1943 to 1948. I attended East Wickham Infants School, where my teacher was Miss Sharp. I think the year ...Read full memory

A memory of Welling by xpristpher

Welling, Danson Lane

I was born in 1948 at number 3 Williams Cottages, Danson Lane. These were near the junction of the High Street,. My first memmories are of John Newton Court being built, has anyone any photos of Williams Cottages?

A memory 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

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

Twisted Wheel Coffee Bar

Was the Wimpey Bar in Bellegrove Road to the Bexleyheath, or Shooters Hill side of the Twisted Wheel Coffee Bar which was at number 43?

A memory of Welling by Brian Chanter

Finding A Old Mate.

Does anyone remenber a smart young man called Colin - had a lovely car - would have been about 19-20 in 1970 and lived in Welling - can you help, thanks Marc Chapman.

A memory of Welling by Marc Chapman

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