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Osterley, The Rock Garden c.1965
Memories of Osterley
I remember watching two or three boys try to walk across the frozen lake at Osterley house when the ice gave way and they all disappeared.Not sure if the survived,i was 11 or 12 at the time.
As kids we used to hang out at the shops in the evening as most my friends lived above the shops; the Alliance, Junes the hairdresser, the Launderette, and Osterley Wines off-licence. I remember Peter, Bridget, and their daughter Anne Donohue and of course their dog Whiskey. We used to sit on (...Read full memory)
I was born on the day that Osterley Station opened 25th March 1934. I grew up in Tennyson Road/Avenue, Hounslow, and moved to Gresham Road in 1944. Hitler missed me by 5 minutes with a Doodlebug while I was at Alexandra Junior School; demolishing the shelter just after I decided to go home after a 'staying in' stint! I (...Read full memory)
I too, remember Mrs Thomas's sweet shop (where you could get a penny lolly 'Yum Yum!') also Mrs Baileys wool shop, Ramsons Indian haberdashery shop, La Strada restaurant, Mrs Thomas in the Chemist, Mr Hales hardware store, United Dairies then changed to Alliance. The Delicatessen, Unwins the Off-Licence, (...Read full memory)