Alexandra Road

A Memory of Erith.

Born in 60 Alexandra Road in 1943, I went to Crescent Road [Headmistress Mrs Keeble], later to Northumberland Heath School. Walked right down Manor Road just last week round Crescent Road sad to see the school has gone. Such memories as the Ritz cinema in Pier Road, Mitchells store and Pooleys the cycle shop. Beans the butchers at the bottom of Pier Road. Friends of the family remembered are Susan Phillips, Ray Clarke from Springhead Road, Mike Jones, Bernard and Barry Coshall from Alexandra. So sad to see how Erith has been flattened and the heart ripped out of it. Would love to hear from anyone who still remembers Erith as it was. Cubs on a Friday evening in the Salvation Army hall at the end of the High Street followed by a nice bag of chips from the little tea shop at the bottom of Pier Road.

With thanks to Tony Jennings for this memory of Erith

Added 22 January 2011


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Seeing you mention the Salvation Army hall back in 1961/2 they had a new officer by the name of Trevor Lynes .he has now retired back to home town of Lowestoft and as I moved to Lowestoft I still see him

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