Iron Mill Lane - a Memory of Crayford.

My mother's sisters (and she had a number of them) all seemed to live in Crayford - Aunts Mag, Martha, Maud, Rose, Phyllis, Violet and Freda. My favourite aunt lived in Iron Mill Lane and she had four children - Harold, Leslie, Margaret and Ann. We visited often. Next door to her house was a sweet shop where one of my younger cousins, Violet, helped out on Saturdays and earned half a crown for doing so. In the evenings we kids had a ball while the grown ups went down to the Jolly Farmers pub. My grandmother lived on the other side of Iron Mill Lane. She was a very hard woman indeed who ruled her family with a rod of iron. She had never been to school so was totally illiterate.

A memory shared by Jean Hendy on Jun 30th, 2011.
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Sun Apr 23rd 2017, at 4:42 pm
enufstuf commented:
Was the sweet shop at the bottom of the hill across from Barns Cray Primary?

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