Old Maps of Stoneleigh

Historic Maps of Stoneleigh and the local area.

I started school at Stoneleigh East infants School the year of the Coronation and remember getting my mug full of Smarties and thinking school wasn't so bad. The headmistress was Mrs Bell and my first teacher was Miss Sparrow who confused me by getting married and becoming Mrs Bedford. My maiden name was Margaret King.

I was born at home on Waverley Road in Stoneleigh in 1940 during the Bllitz. I lived there until I emigrated to Canada in 1962. This photo brings back many memories. I remember Atkinsons, the Newsagent on the left of the picture. MacDonalds on the right was a paint and wallpaper store owned by my friend's parents. I worked (...Read full memory)