Mayford Road Calbourne Road Airdale Gosburton Etc. - a Memory of Balham.
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 fishmonger, Coopers with their fruit and veg, Perkins on the corner of Gosberton Rd who sold fresh butter and bacon sliced to your particular thickness of which you would see him pop the off cuts into his mouth and was forever chewing and somewhere along the line lost two fingers in the process,Thomas the milk and the Spot which sold every type of sweet available. There was of course Mr and Mrs Mills who ran the"oil"shop and who dressed in their own designer clothing and not to forget Pilgrim the butcher. The area in those days was totally Independant or fearful of any supermarkets. I look forward to hearing from some people who may remember those days particularly those with any photos or to swop memories.
A memory shared byon Jan 25th, 2013.
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