Stoneleigh Memories

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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)

Started in the 2nd year when Mr Moore started as headteacher. Was put into 2A and managed to stay in the A's although maths always eluded me! Went on a trip to Interlaken in 1961. Still friends with Sue Such (now Cole). Lived in Worcester Park/North Cheam.

The post box is still there!