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Nostalgic memories of Belvedere's local history

Share your own memories of Belvedere and read what others have said

For well over 15 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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From 1975 we lived in one of the council maisonettes, Baden Powell House, which are still opposite the parade of shops in Lower Belvedere. I remember it was such a great place to grow up, knowing all the neighbours by name and being able to safely play out on our own on the estate until evening. A care taker lived in one of the flats next to the co-op and kept the estate clean and tidy and was always on hand to do odd ...see more

I left school in 1958; my first job was in the menswear dept in the coop in Sheridan Road Lower Belvedere. Does anyone have any memories or photos of the parade of coop shops that was there until about 1959/60 when they were demolished, and moved to the existing parade on Picardy St. These were the old individual shops, a butchers, greengrocers, grocery, shoe, and menswear. They had the old fashioned tube ...see more

Hi..I lived in the huts in Albert rd upper belvedere in 1945 opposite the swings & Mr the Prince of Wales pub.We m9ved from there to a new council house in approx 1951..I have tried to find a photo of the huts (ours was at the front close to where the flats are now.I was born in my nan's bed in Holly Hill road. Does anyone have or know where I can find a photo?..Behind us was some prefab where my uncle lived with ...see more

Added 09 January 2019
I am trying to find the name of the old school at the top of NUXLEY ROAD opposite ALL SAINTS CHURCH. I believe it was a School until the Police Station arrived in the 1960's

Added 26 April 2018
I spent most of my younger years up to about 5 years old living in Nuxley Road with my grandparents and my aunts. The house was next to Hammonds the Bakers at the bottom end near to Stream Way. I am not sure what the shop is now as it seems to change every few years. I also remember the Grubs the nursery/plants family further up towards the village center, Co-Op and the sweet shop on the corner of Nulxey ...see more

Added 06 September 2015
I no nothing about uncle Leonard Carpenter who died in Royal Alfred Seamen's Home in Belvedere so can someone please help me thankyou

I remember the shops you speak of I remember the Flynns bakery..They had a holiday home on the isle of Sheppey and they took me with them one summer..late sixties..the youngest son was (i think) Phillip... Carole Langley( Hanmer) Hengist Road

I worked at Queensland service station and would like to know if anyone has any pictures of the garage Mr Moore was the owner and Ron Dixon the manager. Ron owned the garage in later years had good times there. Doug Kitley

Ahh yes, the good old days. Bedwell school, the old church. I went there for my 3rd year when I was 9 or 10, this was because my actual school (bedonwell) was not large enough to deal with 4 years worth of pupils, so everyone went there for there 3rd year then back again to finish off there 4th year at bedonwell again. I remember getting caught scratching my initials on a piece of stone from the church ...see more

I was brought up in Upper Belvedere and I was very happy. I first lived in Cheshunt Road and then when my nan died we moved to Barnfield Road. I went to Bedonwell School and Northumberland Heath School. My vivid memory is going to the Co-op in Nuxley Road with my nan to cash up her tin cheques and having them entered into her Co-op savings book. Also opposite was a sweet shop where you could get sherbet ...see more