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)

We lived as a family in Gonville Road with St Judes Church on the corner of Thornton Road, to the left of this picture. I remember the Pond when it was full of rubbish so this garden was an improvement when it was filled in. My first job was at the National Provincial Bank, and from the window of the (...Read full memory)

I knew Thornton Heath very well, from the early 1950’s through to the end of the 1960’s. Shopping with my parents at Woolworths (opposite the clocktower) and then round the corner into the high street for the smaller shops. The children’s library next (...Read full memory)

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