Beddington, The Broadway 1958

Memories of Beddington


Wonderful memories this photo brings back. In the 1950's after school we would take girls out in the boats...then eat ice cream with soft drinks from the Grange cafe. Beddinton Park and the Grange were the best of times for young romance in the summer. Ron Shelley

The grange and boating lake was a meeting place for many youngsters in the early 60s, Sunday afternoons we would turn up with our little radio's to listen to the top twenty music chart program. Many romances started and probably ended in beddington park, We all learnt to row, always upsetting the guy that ran the boats never going back when our time was up, such good memories.

It was my 10th birthday in 1963 and my aunt failed to turn up for my party. There had been a dreadful fire that evening which destroyed the Grange. I remember as a child going to the grange to see the fish and feed the ducks in the pond there. It looked so big to me then, but probably wasn't, everything is big when you are (...Read full memory)

Fond memories..attending the church with my best friend Jean when we were at school, then in later years in our teens, showing off new outfits that we had shopped for in Croydon. So many weddings, including mine in 1960...so much has happened since then....

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