Memories of Tooting Bec, Pond 1951

I use to go on the common and go into the cafe great cakes also had happy times at the lido with my mum also was there when we could go on the fountain until somebody died

This could be my mother and me! I was 5 in 1951 and remember visiting the pond to 'feed the ducks'. The common became a wonderful playground durig my childhood, everything from 'the wild west' to 'army battlefields'. It was safe, we would spend all day playing without fears or worries. The important thing was to avoid the 'Parkie' (Park Keeper), what a memorable age.

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