Thornton Heath, High Street c.1965

Memories of Thornton Heath


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)

I did not know my father, I only remember him in the early part of my life but I knew he worked for the coal yard in Thornton Heath, he had a large Shire horse and the last I know of him was standing at the horse's head with a rosette on the reins, ribbons on the mane and tail, and there were three children sitting on the (...Read full memory)

Lived in Osborne rd opposite the church brings back fond mems seeing the pond as it use to be and the old clock does anyone remember the nursery before they put flats on it

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

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