New Malden, High Street c.1955

Memories of New Malden


Way back in the 1940's,on a pre arranged Saturday and as a young lad who was very interested in athletics at the time, I would walk from my home, that was at the bottom of Seaforth Avenue (Number 34),up to Blakes Lane to just about where this photo was taken. I would then either climb over or go under, the large (...Read full memory)

I was 9 in 1959 when we moved to New Malden. Hence I spent almost my entire childhood and all my teenage years there and I know it well. My father was caretaker of the Methodist church on the corner of the High Street and Cambridge Road - opposite Tudor Williams. I went to school in New Malden, worked in New Malden, married (...Read full memory)

Anyone remember the Cake shop opposite Champions Timber New Malden Surrey?. I used to work there after school and on a Saturday for Mrs Star, My Mum worked at the Iron Mongers opposite. My Dad was a fitter at Champions Timber. We used to sell cakes, Bread. and I used to waitress in the (...Read full memory)

I remember as a child spending my Saturday pocket money buying Airfix kitsets at Woolworths. My last memories of England before emigrating to New Zealand in 1964 were of my childhood in New Malden and attending Scared Heart school in Burlington Road.

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