Croydon, North End c.1955

Memories of Croydon


I started work in 1957 for United Dominions Trust whose offices were in George Street above a furriers, can't remember the name, but it later became Westminster Bank. Shirley Ede

Ah yes, I remember it well.  It was magical to go there and dance the evening away.  So many great bands in the 50's.  The floor was great, the music super. I learned to dance at a place called Quinns dance school near south Croydon.  Tony and Marjorie were great teachers and MC's.  I was born at Mayday hospital, (...Read full memory)

I lived in Croydon until 1969 ( the year I got married and moved away ) My Dad - Len Marsh - was a Cinema Manager with the ABC chain, and we lived very near the Rex Cinema, Norbury, closed in 1962. Dad was based there for a time, but acted as Relief Manager all over the South London area : cinemas he managed at various (...Read full memory)

In about 1952 appeared in the scouts gang show at Civic Hall organised by Ralph Reader. In 54 attended my final year prize giving before I left Croydon Sec Tech. Still have picture of this event which appeared in the Croydon Advertiser. I also remember well the toy shop Hamleys and many Dinky toys and Meccano (...Read full memory)

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