Balham, High Road c.1960

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)

I was born in Louisville Road in 1944 . My father ,Jack, was General Manager of British Films Ltd in Balham High Road. We moved out of London shortly after I was born, but my father continued to run B Films well into the 1950's. Does anyone recall the company which produced mobile Cinema vans mainly? One of the people who (...Read full memory)

I lived in these flats from 1955 until 1967, went to Alderbroook school from 1956 till 1961,Mr fuller was my teacher in my final year,went back to his house once to see the boat he had built, his mum was there looked just like him without the mouse tach or motorbike left Balham in 1967 good memories

My Great Uncle Bill looked after me occasionally and used to take me to a shop in the high street where I watched a train go round for a penny. My Grandparents lived just opposite us in Old Devonshire Road. This is my only memory of Balham as we moved soon after.

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