Bromley, College 1899

Memories of Bromley


My family moved to Shortlands, between Bromley and Beckenham, in 1945 when I was a three-year-old. I lived in Shortlands, in Recreation Road, until 1968 when I moved abroad to work. Now, over 40 years later, back in the UK, it's wonderful to know that people still refer to Beckenham Lane as "Swan Hill". There (...Read full memory)

I was at the concert in Blake's Recreation Ground and I was only 10 years old at the time! I went with my sister, who was a few years older. We were right near the front and I remember being so close to Paul Jones I could have touched him! David (my old class mate!) is right, there was some trouble (...Read full memory)

I lived at 3 Barnfield Wood Close, Park Langley. Waylett's lived just round the corner at Barnfield Wood Road. They had three daughters who I was very interested in, I was between 9 and 18 at the time. The (photo) shows Waylett's papershop. My father had a Lambretta scooter and rode along (...Read full memory)

I lived at 42, Woodlea Drive from the age of 9 until 18 when we moved in 1963. My dad bought the plot and we used to visit it regularly until the house was completed, and we moved in. Our house was at the top of the hill on the right. Pete Frampton did live on the right hand side at the bottom of the hill and (...Read full memory)

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