Memories of Acton

I was born in 1946 and raised in west Acton. Went to John Perrin school and yes the head master was a piece of work, I think he was called Mr. Hatfield. When I was 8 my parents finally agreed to allow me to have my ears pierced after me begging to have it done for a very long time, on the condition that if it hurt having the first (...Read full memory)

dear helen, searching for info on the bromyard avenue school i came across your piece about goodhall street. everyone who lived in stephenson street, goodhall street, and old oak lane cottages, as they were called, had a connection with the railway. my dad was a signalman in the box at willesden junction situated at the end of (...Read full memory)

Hi, I lived in Mill Hill Road Acton for 8 years as a child in the 1950’s and remember all the shops in the High Street, all except one, the department store/ haberdashery shop on the corner of Market Place and the High Street. They used to have a strange pulley system where cash was put in a container for your purchases (...Read full memory)

I lived in The Vale flats from 1953. First in Beech Avenue and then Larch Avenue. I first went to East Acton school before John Perryn and finally Bromyard Avenue, which was later renamed Faraday School just before I left in 1966. I enjoyed my time in the area before leaving to join the Royal Navy in 1967. I remember the (...Read full memory)

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