Memories of Tonbridge

Although not so far back as 1890 I remember often being in the room with the large casement windows on the left hand side, in the 1950s and 60s. This was my father's office at his dental practice at 50 High Street. The surgery itself was at the rear, being quieter. The separate entrance has now gone and is incorporated (...Read full memory)

I was about 13 or 14 and was deeply in love with the daughter of the pub. They had a table tennis room behind the pub, very narrow and small. I was terrible at tennis so I used to keep score on a small notepad. One time my pencil broke so I went to the small bar to get a sheath knife to sharpen it with, on my way back, (...Read full memory)

In 1978 I had my first Saturday job at Gunners in Tonbridge (on the corner of Lyons Crescent and the High Street - now Parkers Kitchens and Bathrooms, with the original building gone). Gunners was a very old-fashioned drapers store and I was to assist a Mrs Reddy (lovely lady) on the haberdashery stand - which was a (...Read full memory)

My parents moved to the village of Golden Green in about 1956, , to run the village shop and post office. At first I was sent to Sussex Road school, but soon moved me as one of the first intake to the New Hugh Christie, a brand new school, head teacher was Mr Howard, science teacher was Mr Taylor, Mr (...Read full memory)

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