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Memories of Balham

I lived in the house that was used as an orphanage for girls late 1890's to 1906. I have recently found out that it was called Laleham Cottage. It was situated on the corner of Rossiter Road and Ethelbert Street and the ground next to it was given over to prefabs, which extended right though to Fernlea Road. I (...Read full memory)

My Great Aunt Alice Yates bought a house here at the end of the 1890s. It may have been newly built then. It is I believe still standing but whether it is still called Harts Hill House is another matter. It was named after her parent's house in Harts Hill, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire which (...Read full memory)

I lived in Balham from the year I was born until 1963 when my family moved. I went to Henry Cavendish School and remember the swimming pool being built after a lot of fund raising. Mr Bassett was the music teacher and wrote many musicals performed by pupils. I lived in Rossiter Road, my maternal grandparents lived in Cavendish Road (...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)

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