Memories of Chelwood Gate

It was in the 1950's I was at Old Oak junior school E.Acton when i went on the trip,there was old army barracks there all in a line along the path into the camp,and the entrance had gates.I used to get chocolate from the tuck shop there with money my family sent me.We used to go into the woods and study (...Read full memory)

I like these old photos of this site in Chelwood Gate, which I believe is known as Isle of Thorns ?. I visited Chelwood Gate in 1998 whilst attending Downsview Primary, this was when England were playing Argentina at World Cup 98. I can still just about remember the sports hall and the sleeping room. Can also remember a (...Read full memory)

I remember a weeks holiday with mr clements walking through the woods to the local shop to buy our sweets and bottles of cydrax it was a marvellous time and one istill remember fondly

I attended Southfield School in Gravesend, Kent and we had a week's summer camp at the Isle of Thorns, what an adventure, we were away from home for the first time, it was a holiday never to be forgotten even after all these years. I remember walking through the woods to the local shop to spend our money on Cydrax and sweets, kids today do not realise what delight can be got from simple pleasures.

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