Thornton Heath, High Street c.1965

Memories of Thornton Heath


I was born in Croydon in the mid 1950s and lived for while with my grandma in Ecclesbourne Road; the top end near where it joins Bensham Lane. There was a general store at the very top called Hart's. I know that when I was young there was a sweet factory around the corner in Bert Road but I can't remember what it was called. Can anyone help? Thank you, Julie

Hi, my name is Julie King and l am 51 now. I lived in the greengrocers with my dad, Fred King, and my mum, Pat King, with sisters Maxine, Sharon and brother Terry. The shop was opposite Whitehorse Lane along the High Street. It was next door to Hilders the haberdashery shop and Mitchells (...Read full memory)

I was born in Mayday Hospital Croydon in 1940 and then lived with my sister, mum and dad in Hythe Road Thornton Heath, got many happy memories, playing football in the street as there was no cars, or playing in Grange Wood at the top of the road. Went to Beaulah Road Juniors and Ingram Secondary Modern (...Read full memory)

Does anybody remember a girl called Iggy nicknamed 'the Eskimo' who lived with her parents in Thornton Heath in the Fifties/ early Sixties? She was born in 1944 or 45 and was, in the mid Sixties, a photo model, actress, dancer and genuine party animal. She is most famous for her short relationship (...Read full memory)

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