Childhood. - a Memory of Aveley.

I lived in one of the cottages directly opposite these shops in the 50's. No 33 Kennington Cottages. My youngest brother and sister were born here. I have so many fond memories. I seem to remember the drapers shop had a lovely dog. I used to buy warm peanuts on occasion in the sweet shop.They were warmed by a funny little glass cabinet with a light bulb inside. The sandpits nearby were just being dug out. They have been filled in now. That really does make me feel old.

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