Edgware, Railway Hotel 1948

Photo ref: E126003

Memories of Edgware


I lived in Edgware between 1959 and 1969, I was only 6 months old when we moved from Harrow. I can remember my mother going into the haberdashery shop called Stanley J Lees, the original Sainsbury's with wooden floors and counters and where they wrapped up the cheese in greaseproof paper, Woolworths, MacFisheries (with (...Read full memory)

In 1964 I started working at Stanley J Lee's in Edgware (family owned Dep't store). I made friends with so many people that worked there. I stayed there for about 5-6 years, and were some of the happiest of my working life. I eventually moved to Norwich where I obtained a degree in History. I still live (now retired) in (...Read full memory)

I was born in Cricklewood NW2 in 1942 in 1949 we moved to 121 Fairmead crescent Edgware Middlesex this was a new council estate being built for familys moving out of the London area , At the back of our house was a large park that had a lake with a stream running through it, In one part there was a small pig (...Read full memory)

I lived in Edgware from 1941 and, although a young child, I remember the war years vividly, especially collecting shrapnel and the sounds of bombs, anti-aircraft guns and V2 rockets. In 1944 I began school at Edgware Infants/Junior School where the headmaster was Mr. Bird. Some of the teachers were Mrs Harmer who (...Read full memory)

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