Old Maps of Shirley

Historic Maps of Shirley and the local area.

I was born in Croydon in 1936, and lived In West Way Shirley. My Mother, could not bear to part with us, so, we lived at home all through the war. A bomb was dropped into the garden next door, after six months it was discovered, it had not "gone off!" We were moved up the street, while the Army defuised it. We were told it (...Read full memory)

I spent many hours in the park, not just playing, but the Scout Hut was there too. It was a wooden building with gas mantle lighting and a coke stove for the winter. In the summer the windows, which had metal bolted shutters over them were opened to let natural light in. During the winter, you would arrive and it was like being in (...Read full memory)