Thornton Heath, Greater London

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Thornton Heath, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Thornton Heath

Historic Maps of Thornton Heath and the local area.

I was born in Thornton Heath in the late 1940's and learned to swim at an early age. My next-door neighbour, who was a couple of years older than me, was a member of Pollards Swimming Club and persuaded me to join as well. The club met in the large pool at Thornton Heath swimming baths in the late 1950's/early 1960's and the people who ran it also provided a very welcome mug of hot Bovril to drink after the ...see more

My brother and I used to spend Saturday mornings at the cinema in the 1960's. 6d for the bus from the clock tower to the cinema and 6d entrance. 2 hours of Flash Gordon and the Lone Ranger and others I can't now remember. :)