Acton, St Mary's Church c.1955

Memories of Acton


I worked in the Tony Bros Ice Cream factory as a school holiday job in 1967 or 68. I vividly remember Tony Tedeschi, who chain smoked Benson and Hedges, Derek the gentle giant who took me under his wing and the lovely Yolande. It was hard work, but good fun and it's a shame it's all gone now. We definitely made the best choc ices in the area.

I was born and bred in Acton and lived in Allan Way, North Acton. I went to school in St. Vincents Convent school. My family had an ice cream business in Acton: Tony Bros. I have many happy memories of Acton, such a wonderful place. So clean and tidy and I remember vividly all the well kept gardens where I lived. I drove past a (...Read full memory)

My friends and I have just returned from a trip down memory lane. We all grew up in Acton and remember Tony's ice cream parlour. We trawled the streets but alas in vain. I have fond memories of my nan taking me there every Saturday for a treat. Acton used to be a lovely part of London. What has happened to it?

I lived in Spencer Rd throughout the war years, our house was one of the look alike houses at the junction of Shakespear Rd and Spencer Rd, just over from Tuck Taylor's shop. I left in 1950 to complete my National Service and returned two years later. On my return I married and moved away. My best friends were Jimmy Winslade, who (...Read full memory)

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