Memories of West Wickham

1969 -72 I was a student at Coloma and have very happy memories of my 3 years there. My friends and I attended when it was still an all female college. Four of the friends I met there got together last year to celebrate 50 years since we first met at Coloma. We decided to visit the college to see what had (...Read full memory)

I lived just down the road from here in Sylvan Way between 1955 and 1970. I was a young choirboy in the St John the Baptist church which was alongside the college (it paid 5s for a marriage service on a Saturday and that was good money in those days). I remember that walking back from choir practise during the dark (...Read full memory)

My mum and dad owned the Greengrocers opposite what is now Sainsburys; in fact my sister and I were both born above the shop. Then my dad had a shop in Bellingham and we moved to Purley; in 1971 we all moved to Eastbourne where dad bought another Greengrocers. My sisters all worked in the shop, it was the happiest days of my (...Read full memory)

This picture brings back many memories. I was born in 1953 and lived in Coney Hall until 1972, attending school at Wickham Common and then Hawes Down Secondary. The view from where this picture was taken is not dramatically different today. The parade of shops that can be seen on the right included the newsagent and (...Read full memory)

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