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Between 1950 - 1980's the family owned a bakers shop at 84 High Street. P.G.WOODFORD & SON (opposite the Police Station). If anyone has memories of this period it would be good to get in touch. I attended Beaconsfield Road Infant School then moved to Dormers Well Junior School when it opened (...Read full memory)

I started life in Leamington Rd in1938, then moved to Longford Crt.Have school picture here with twins Margaret and Pamela Musson, Jean Humphries, Gillian Green, Ann French Carol Mandy plus teacher think her name was Miss Kerridge.Also was friendly with Pat Rodgers who married Southall footballer Kenny Merry.Ann (Then Cordery)

I was born at 69 Saxon Road, Southall, in December 1947, a very bad winter. My older sisters were half sisters, so they had a different surname [Macnab], Barbara (married name Hearn), Eileen (married name Johnson) lived there and bought up all their children there. My parents moved to Reading in Berkshire, but we spent a lot (...Read full memory)

Lived in West End Road from 1960 to 1969, my brother was born there in 1961. We both attended Beaconsfield Road Infant School. My teacher for the first 3 years was Mrs Blong, our headmistress was Mrs Goodall. Have many happy memories of Southall Park, the Broadway, attending Brownies at the King's Hall, going by bus to (...Read full memory)

Yes the bakers was Parkers, but before that it was called "Fowlers" and that name was in the mosaic floor in their doorway. They used to do lovely cream cakes. My mum who had moved to Southall in 1932, went to Western Road School just round the corner from Derley Road where she lived. I followed in her footsteps and also (...Read full memory)

Well, 1945 upwards, I am a Southall person through and through. Born in in Hillingdon Host. We lived in Beaconfield Road and I went to the infant school, a Mrs Betts. I remember crying for my mum! We moved to Allenby Road, no181, and then I went to Lady Margaret juniors. I used to go up to the shops, a certain one we called (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1951 and have many very happy memories of visiting my aunty Dolly and uncle Joe in the 1950's and 1960's. They lived in Queens Road but I can't remember the house number. Their house backed onto the railway goods yards and my uncle was an engine driver on the wonderful steam trains. I can (...Read full memory)

I was born in the flats in Dudley road in 1947 my mum [joyce] always told me extremely hot summer and freezing cold winter used to play gasworks a lot my grandparents lived at the end of stoney lane inside the gates north cottage it was next to railway line for the shunters and behind there walled garden was the (...Read full memory)

I also remember Ives newsagent, used to get my Mandy and Bunty comics from there regularly. The Candy Box was a treat. The other shops on the parade next to the Prince of Wales pub that I can remember were Lester's the grocers, Wilsons Newsagents, a Wool shop a Greengrocers and a cobblers. Does anyone remember Arthurs, a (...Read full memory)

I was born in Woodlands Road, but moved shortly afterwards to Townsend Road. We then moved to No74 North Road in 1933. I attended North Road School until 1940, then moved to Dormers Wells, then to Southall Tecg in 1942. I remember the war years clearly. In 1944 a V1bomb fell in Southall Park, and brought the celing in (...Read full memory)