Balham, Balham Hill c.1965

Memories of Balham


I lived in Balham from 1947 to 1967, and recall two ballrooms. The first being directly opposite Balham underground station, above the ABC café on the corner of Chestnut Grove. It was owned by a guy called Sydney Francis and titled as such. The other dance hall was located along Balham high road, (opposite Du Cane Court (...Read full memory)

My name was Ann Lawrance I lived in a prefab in Calbourne Road from 1945 till about 1956 I went to Hernvile Primary School then Honeywell Secondary school in the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building which I loved I remember Michel Sinate next (...Read full memory)

My Aunt & Uncle (Ella & Cecil Forbes) lived in a two bedroom flat in Park Court in Balham Park Road from 1948 & throughout the 1950s and I spent much time staying with them as my parents ran pubs in The City. Uncle Cecil worked for Mullards as an engineering draughtsman and Auntie Ella was a (...Read full memory)

I was born in Balham, 1945, was Christened at Broomwood Rd, Methodist Church. Went to Hearnville Rd School 1950 then on to Honeywell Rd School untill Garret Green Girls School was built. Left there in 1961. Married in 1964 at Broomwood Rd Church, had two children, then we moved down to Kent. I originally lived in Endlesham Rd, with my father. My name then was Christine Yarham now Cox.

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