Balham, Horse Drawn Bus In Nightingale Lane c.1905

Memories of Balham


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)

I am trying to contact someone who lived in and around the Mayford Rd area during the 50's and remembers in particular the Coronation and the street parties circa 1953 and any photographs taken during this period. I remember fondly the shops up and down Mayford Road, there was Goffin the (...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.

When I was a child I would visit my grandparents in Mitcham. My grandfather had his own wireless and accumulator shop in Balham/Tooting area. It was a tiny shop, in a very poor area, probably only big enough for two or three people which he would lock up each night. He had a bike with a side car which he would use to deliver/return accumulators to his customers.

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