Acton Memories

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Dose anyone remember the dolls hospital on Acton hill

I visited the church in 2008 with my mom, and husband, as this is the church where her dad Albert George Blythe married her mom, Matilda Elkin. It was a beautiful church, so peaceful and quiet. We walked around and saw some family names in the cemetery. Just to finally be in the place where my grandparents were married (...Read full memory)

Working on my bungalow today in the ancient, beautiful Dorset town of Sherborne, I kept on hearing the tolling of the local Abbey bells. Not really unusual, except today, the sound seemed to 'resonate', and take me 'way back' to my childhood. My local Parish Church, ( All Saints church, South Acton, Middlesex) . was (...Read full memory)