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Memories of Addiscombe

Yes I remember going over from the junior school to pick up the lunch money from the golf club. I lived in Coleridge rd and I was 10 years old. Form junior school a also went to the secondary school that was in 1957 and was in Mr Royals class. After finishing school our family emigrated to Australia where I am now in Adelide Iam now 73 years old

I was delighted to hear (and see) that I was not the only person who remembers the Club House. It would seem that one or two of us lived on the estate (I lived in Coleridge Road) and a comment regarding the primary school prompted me to remember Mr Payne who tended the boilers that were underneath the primary (...Read full memory)

Mother Danced in Crepe de Chine They sat me on an ostrich for the man to cut my hair At Kennard’s store in Croydon, I used to love it there. There were parrots doing fancy tricks And model gnomes and elves, Who lived inside the window land In front of half stocked shelves. They had a moving (...Read full memory)

My grandparents lived at 36 Kingscote Road and during the war my mother lived with them while my father was away. In the middle of the night in September 1940 a 500 lb bomb landed opposite and failed to go off. My mother and two young children aged 3 and 1 were told to immediately evacuate and take refuge in St Mildred's. (...Read full memory)

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