Croydon, North End c.1955

Memories of Croydon


remembering elmwood school with the big mast in the field as a partition between the boys and girls...the dinner lady mrs.higgins(she made me eat egg not believing i was allergic to it!) the headmistress before miss french,miss jobbins...real old school...miss peters...strict,miss clark,mrs mullings,ms davies,miss (...Read full memory)

I was born in Croydon in 1954 and lived in Addiscombe all my life. I went to Woodside School and also Ashburton Secondary Modern in Shirley Road. Both Addiscombe and Croydon have changed so much. I remember Kennards, C&A and Debenhams and when buses ran through Croydon town centre.

My mother Kathleen Reeve used to work in Kennards and I remember that at the end of the day over the loudspeaker system they would play "Now is the Hour". In later years she always used to say how much she disliked that tune! I was only 7 but I too remember the arcade and the sights and smells and how wonderful it was for a child at Christmas time.

Hi all, I am trying to trace my family, does anybody know of the Union Infirmary? I think it was a poor house. Any info or pics would be gratefully recieved.

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