Carshalton, Bishopsford Road c.1955
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Memories of Carshalton
MRS BROWN'S SCHOOL WAS LIKE A DAME SCHOOL: YOUNG CHILDREN USED TO GO TO DAME SCHOOLS FOR CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION BEFORE GOING TO SCHOOL BECAME COMPULSORY IN THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY. MRS. BROWN WAS LIKE A KIND VICTORIAN GOVERNESS I was at Mrs. Brown's School in South Rise (...Read full memory)
About 1949/50 I was 10.The ponds had dried up because there was no water coming from the spring in the corner where the Grove entrance met the High Street. There used to be a set of steps that went down into the pond at that point.If my memory is right they were wrought iron. I say this because in the light of later (...Read full memory)
This brings back so many memories. I went to Stanley Park School, do you remember the country dance parties we use to have, and going to the loos with the daddy long legs on the wallsm and playing British Bulldog, and the school dinners? I spent so many hours playing in the park on the swings and roundabout. My grandad was the park caretaker for a while, Jim Simmons. Best years.