Balham, The Roundabout 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 Mum, Dad and I moved to the new council houses in Boundaries Road (built on a bombsite) in 1957 when I was 1 year old, so obviously my first memories are of Balham. Dad went to work and Mum and I went shopping every day. These are some of the shops I remember; there was Alfie the greengrocer just by the railway bridge at the (...Read full memory)

I lived on Balham Grove between 1954 and 1964. Looking for my best friend Rosemary Cunningham also lived on Balham Grove in a 2-storey house on the opposite side of the road. We had a lot of fun playing together with Lynn Frame and Robert Jacobs mostly in the street. We all use to go together to the Odean Cinema (...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)

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