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Croydon, The New (Whitgift) Shopping Centre c.1970
Memories of Croydon
I went to Belmont school about 1944 to 1950 when I changed due to 11 plus and went to Coloma Convent in Tavistock Road Croydon My very best friend was Gill Stokes and we were a very saucy pair and did everything together. We were always laughing and did lots of naughty things. Gill and I are still the closest (...Read full memory)
As I remember the Almshouse have stood on the corner of George St and North End .Wilsons coffee shops were in North End and George St-also in Purley The photo of Surrey St in 1955 might show a stall selling gramoohone records ran by a rosy cheeked lady. I went to South Croydon Secondary Modern school from 1956-60 and (...Read full memory)
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?