Memory Lane /Am I Getting Old? - a Memory of Crouch End.

So nice to read all the great reminders of my childhood.I too went to Rokesley Infants,Crouch End Juniors and Crouch End Secondary School.1945/1955.One establishment that seems to have been forgotten is the 'Bread an' Drip Shop' next to CESC in park road.I can still taste the 'doorsteps' of new bread thick with beef dripplng,probably not healthy,but delicious.Souch's that sold us little balsa wood aeroplanes for a couple of pence each.Some names that stay with me are : Johnny Stretten (Park Road) Tony Roth ,Ashley Pripstein,Alan Radar,Geoff Selway,Brian Deards,Mickey Weston,Eric Fortune,Roy Skelton(to whom i owe so much) Colin Bint,Billy Earl,Ray Philipps,Alan Parris(Nelson Road) Lennie Coxall,Charlie Garratt and Ronnie Poulter.I wonder where they are now,I hope life has been kind to them.
Alan Carter,
Palace road.


A memory shared by Alan Carter on May 1st, 2016.
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Sat Nov 4th 2017, at 12:00 pm
Jeff Pinnock commented:
Hi my names JEFF Pinnock I went to rokesley infants crouch end primary and secondary modern between 1952 and 1962. I definitely remember the bread and dripping shop. I particularly remember Mr Lamb in juniors Mr Bailey (woodwork) Mr Swinburn (metalwork).in secondary Mr Walters the headmaster I was very much into Rugby so Vic Van Gran? The South African sports master is a very fond memory.Please email if you remember me or the teachers I can or any more.I lived in Birchington Road till 1967 when I moved to North Essex. I now live in North Kent.

Thu Oct 26th 2017, at 7:36 pm
alanparis48 commented:
Hi Alan,
stumbled across your post while searching out old pics of Crouch End. I am Alan Paris of Nelson Road but I'm sorry, I don't recall yourself. I went to Rokesley Infants, Juniors and CESC between 1953 / 63 so our years don't match. A couple of names I remember from Rokesley are Keith Elliot and Roger Davis, from CESC Peter Kent, Ray Lewis, John Hillier, John Smith, Dave Balls. Main memory of CESC is of getting "slippered" by Mr Salter on several occasions and getting the cane from the headmaster, not that I was particularly naughty, it just seemed any excuse in those days ( can you imagine that happening today ! ). Remember the annex in Tivoli Road also.
Fri Jul 14th 2017, at 1:11 am
alankcarte commented:
(I meant W.D & H.O Wills)
Fri Jul 14th 2017, at 1:09 am
alankcarte commented:
The tank was on the forecourt of W.D & H.O.Johns the tobacco people.
Sat Mar 11th 2017, at 12:41 pm
zap1066 commented:
I still go on about the bread and dripping from that shop in Park Road even though I am nearly 80.. And I recall there was a tank displayed on the corner on the opposite side of Park Road.

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