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Memories of Croydon

The coffee house some people remember was called Wilson's, and although only 8 or 9 I remember a large gold-coloured coffee pot hanging outside, much like a pub sign. Yes, the smell was indeed delicious and pervaded the entire High Street. Wilson's was opposite the old alms houses where the trams now turn left towards (...Read full memory)

The Lintott sisters ran a ballroom dancing school on the Upper Addiscombe Road. I started at 14 in 1957. I think the Lintotts were Polish refugees.Who else had lessons?

Hi, I was born in Purley in 1950 and moved to Crawley in 1957 so my memories are sketchy. What I do remember was Kennards in about 1954/5 and a pony or donkey ride that used to start outside and go into a park or open area close by. Does anyone remember that too? Also Kennards top floor and tea room, a quartet playing to serenade (...Read full memory)

I worked on the Croydon Advertiser from about 1959 to 1963 and met my wife Frances Dowsett, who was also a reporter there at the office in High Street. We used to lunch most days at Batty's Bar, upstairs in a pub on the corner of George Street opposite the Advertiser. We often ate in the evening if we had a late job at a (...Read full memory)

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