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Lewisham, Aerial View c.1955
Memories of Lewisham
I was born in Lewisham Hospital and went to St Stephens school, left in 1959 after l did the 11 plus and we moved to Marden Kent, l think my Father knew he was sick and he died in June 1963. Our lives were very ordinary as were all others at that time, we were always at the Royal Naval association clubs, first at Belmont Hill (...Read full memory)
I lived in Theodore Road and I was one of 11 children. the only vehicle in our road was a motorbike and sidecar. I can remember Cutlers hardware shop. On Hither Green Lane as well as the fish and chip shop I can't remember the owners name. We had a Spar shop on the corner where we could buy broken biscuits. Our doctor was Dr Clark (...Read full memory)
My very first job was working in Lewisham for Fred Morris. He was a huge fellow that used to drink in the pub my mum and step father drank in just on the Lee high Road. He was a wonderful man who knew that mum was struggling to buy me the things I needed as I got older. He offered me a Saturday job working on his (...Read full memory)
Our family immigrated to Australia in 1955 (we were Ten Quid Poms) but I still have acute memories of life in Lewisham. We lived in at 44 Aislibie Road, Lee Green, in a two-story semi-detached, one half of which had been bombed in WW2, before we lived there. It will be noted that it's the only (...Read full memory)