West Drayton, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of West Drayton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Railway Bridge

In this picture I can remember that on the left was W H Smith's, a bicycle shop and an Options on the corner of Colham Road. To the right between the two pubs many years earlier was Pat's Garage. In the picture we have the new railway bridge which was a great improvement from the old one. The old bridge was lower, ...Read full memory

The Guy Outside The Post Office

Opposite the post office at the end of the parade of shops was a dry cleaners owned by what I thought was a rather posh lady who would call me Poppet. My mother cleaned house for them and sometimes I would be taken along to keep me out of mischief. They had two boys that went to private school and were ...Read full memory

Shopping With My Nan And Other Fun Things

When I was a little girl, sometimes I used to stay with my nan in West Drayton on Church Road by the green, and while we went shopping around that quaint little village with about a dozen little stores, I also accompanied nan up to Station Road to the post office (ah, that wonderful post office, ...Read full memory