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Born at number 54 and lived there with my Granda and Granny Hutchinson and my Mummy and two older sisters. Been in England now for many years but Larne is still home for me and my sisters. So many happy memories of playing in the street,The moyle school,Brownies with Sissie,Saturday afternoon at the Regal picture house. So many dear friends and family ....
Hi I lived in Roman Road 1965-75 Went to Stansfield road primary then onto Parkinson Street in 1973 I remember the field next to the park that used to have the fair every summer and the carnival parade came down Roman Road Sadly houses now on the rubber factory football field and the dirt track through to Oldham Road now (...Read full memory)
I was sent to this place in the mid 50s to recover after being treated for T B , I would be around 6 years old,and being from a village type environment and having no father or siblings this establishment came as a complete shock. I had never seen let alone tasted pasta but I was made to eat it, the memories of fear still (...Read full memory)
I was at Sister Butler' Orphanage from 1948 to 1959. Still in touch with Sally Hayter although I'm living in Australia now. Peter Edenborough, Sally Stevens and Maureen come to mind as children that were there with me. I remember coming down the fire escape ladder at night and walking up the village. I was also an (...Read full memory)
I did leave an earlier paragraph on this site years ago, but I can't see it now. Indeed, growing up in Welling in the late forties to early sixties was a privilege accorded so very few. I subsequently spent forty-two years in Australia by accident followed by my fourteen years in the American mid-west. My memories of (...Read full memory)
Not a memory, but may mean something to someone else, Whilst clearing out my parents home I found a very old Bible, inside the cover, penned in beautiful ink writing the name Margaret Beattie, Burncleugh 1824. Nothing else. Who was she? My Father was from County Durham, but possibly had relatives from Scotland, his mother`s (...Read full memory)
I was born in 1956 when my parents (Dennnis & Ena Barr) lived at 10, Lime Tree Road, Lampton. Like someone else here, my paternal grandparents were in Hogarth Gardens and I started school at Heston Infants. My main memory of the school was getting the ruler across my hand for sticking drawing pins in a new bench in the (...Read full memory)
Living in the beautiful countryside, 1963 till 1968 . Looking after the wonderful children . I remember the lake , pushing the children in the proms to the top of the hill to Mrs wains little house where she sold sweets x great memories
My granny in the 1940’s/ early 50’s worked in the Raven hotel in Droitwich. She was an assistant manager. Her name would’ve been Bridget (Dillie) Irwin. She married my Grandad Thomas hamm and changed her name to Hamm. Just wondering does anyone remember her or her best friend at the time Sylvia Chession. Thanks your help.
I was born in West Park St in 1939. I went to Ordsall school in Taylorson St.I went to St Clements Church and sang in the Choir .I was The Rose Queen in 1953.My dad was called Jim Cartwright and he played the piano at weekends in the local pubs.I have wonderful memories of my childhood .we spent many hours playing in Ordsall (...Read full memory)
I know this site is about Blythe Mansions, but my Nan lived at 26 Duncombe Road. This all come about by me watching a tv programme and an eastenders actor who played Minty said he came from Horsey Rise, so I started to research it further and come across this site. My Nan & Grandad was Nell & Wally Carey. It (...Read full memory)
As Gillian Ferguson as I was then I went to Maylands from 1965. I remember Mrs Parsons the music teacher, Miss Johannsen the Headmistress, Mr Carr/science and Mrs Walmsley. It was a great school to be at especially having to walk through the park every day twice. I actually walked all the way from near Bretons (...Read full memory)
Hallo I worked at centroniics for 10 years my name is terry chapman I lived in King Henry,s drive also went to the Hilltoppers club good times the isolation of new addington was not an issue for me
Hi my mum & dad was house parents at Marsh house and another one I remember George Frith, my family was there from about 1969 to 1971 Roy & Joan was my parents name do you remember them ? Please
With my friends I joined the Life Boys. How big we thought we were (age 10) wearing a Sailors hat with a dark jersey, Lanyard and Brass badge. We graduated to the Boys Brigade which was more constructive and instilled some leadership qualities. Once a month we had Church Parade, marching around nearby streets, with Bugles playing, Kettle Drums and Banners fluttering. (1949-1954).
As a young child I moved to Camberley in the early stages of the war when my dad was called up and posted to the RAE in Farnbrough. We lived in Woodlands Road which was very different to the way it is today. Some of the houses had very large gardens that are now small estates. Across the road was a house full of (...Read full memory)
Wonderful school the only part of my schooling where I learnt and enjoyed it and had such lovely teachers Mr williams what a guy so dedicated. Loved him. And my teachers Mrs protector and Mrs chiltern pc Hayes.... I loved Mrs chilterns hair it was like silk curtain and all the kids got lost I it....wonderful days think of the people often
After leaving school in the late '70's, I went to Strode College in Street. During that time, I was offered a weekend job on Swain's Farm, on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet. I had been at school with his daughter, Lesley, who intended to become a vet. As my mum was separated, money was a (...Read full memory)
My mum Pauline Downing was born in 1931 and lived in Cavendish Road at the Tooting Bec Common end. At the beginning of ww2 she was evacuated to Cornwall whereas her older sister, Enid, went to Eastbourne. Does anyone have a family member who remembers her? Sadly she is no longer with us.
Hello Dr Kley was my mum's GP, delivered me at home in 1964. I think he also practised at Bootle Maternity Annexe when it was located on Balliol Road. He was German and my mum tells me he was a lovely man but it been so close to the end of the war he was treated with suspicion by a lot of people who refused (...Read full memory)
I lived at Lambert Road Wolverhampton as a child, I am 78 in those days all children played out in the front street. There was no traffic and was considered safe!
Hello, I was a pupil at SWSJ during the 60's as shown above. It seems a few lifetimes ago now, in many ways that is for the good. Good group of friends, some well intentioned teachers, but on the whole I'm afraid to say I found the education I received there disappointing and in some cases brutal. I spent most of my (...Read full memory)
Hi there. My name is Amaia López de Munain. I'm a spanish journalist based in Glasgow. I'm researching about Mairin (also known as Marion) Mitchell, she was born in 1895 in Ambleside. She was the daughter of Dr. Thomas Houghton Mitchell born in Limerick and Gertrude Emily Pease (Gertrude Mitchell). They had a son Edward (...Read full memory)
I arrived at the school in 1971 I was 9 years old such a long time ago I read through other people views and remember Mr Moore in the way he has been described and also Mr renton who was a very nice fellow along with the other staff mentioned being jewish at the time there were only 2 jews at (...Read full memory)
I was a cadet nurse at Orsett in the early 70's and then a pupil nurse for a short while as I left to have a baby. I have great memories of life in the Nurses home with all the other girls and of course the house warden good old Gerti. I also knew Malcolm Cuthbert and Mary Green, we were all in the same school, Hassenbrook. Mary (...Read full memory)
I lived on ark street lowerboughton till it was knock down but can't find any photo of the area
I did part of my nursing training at Highlands hospital in the late 50’s. I had lived in Winchmore Hill most of my childhood, certainly all through the war years, although I was sent to boarding school in Weybridge at 7 years of age so a lot of my time was spent away from home. I have happy memories of the end of war (...Read full memory)
I was born in Farnborough Hospital during February of 1940. My home for the next 7 years was at 9 Kennelworth Road, and then we moved to 263 Crescent Drive, where I spent the next thirteen years. My recollections of the war are very sketchy, but I will try to give some insight on how people, (...Read full memory)
Shirley Platts & Val Carradus nee Molloy, sisters. It was 1956 when Shirley was 7 and I was 3 and a half when we moved to Ferryhill from Metal Bridge but we regularly visited our Aunt, Uncle and Granda who lived in Metal Bridge until the 1960’s. Our Mam was Irene Manns and Dad was an Irishman (...Read full memory)
So lovely to find this beautiful photograph and the memories from others. I went to Crouch End High School in Shepherds Hill in the early 1970's. I also have treasured memories of Queens Wood and Alexandra Palace. The view from the school was really something. I lived in Hornsey at that time so have many memories from the (...Read full memory)
My Fathers family of fishermen lived in Cawsand for generations and during my childhood in the early 1950's I used to stay with my Auntie Rose (Hammett) in the family chalet on Whitsand Bay. Mum & Dad staying with family in Cawsand. My Aunt would be watching through a telescope for the fishing boats to return (...Read full memory)
I started life at the North Middlesex Hospital in January 1940. The 2nd World War causing damage all over. I lived with my Mum and Dad at St Mary's Gardens in Lower Edmonton. During the Battle of Britain, our house was completely destroyed by a German bomb raid. We were rehoused at 57 Chiswick Road, very (...Read full memory)
I lived at 4 Bungalow ,Christchurch Road which was a prefab Next to the prefab was an old victorian house occupied by the Knights Youth Club I belonged to the cubs at Christ Church A crowd of us used to go to Saturday morning pictures at the Regal cinema. I went to school at New park Road and then went (...Read full memory)
I remember this being built in front of the Wembley Pool in early 1960’s bringing Ten Pin Bowling to London. We used to meet up on Friday’s evenings after watching Ready Steady Go (which was transmitted from the ATV Studios close by in Wembley) and the forerunner to Top of the Pops. There was a cocktail bar (very posh, we thought) above & overlooking the bowling through glass screens.
Hi, my name is Maryanne, myself and my brother Christopher spent most of our childhood in Belmont road, during the sixties, and early seventies we stayed with my Grandmother who lived at no. 2 Belmont rd, Olive Woods was my grandmother, she worked as a baker in the bakery for years and also cleaned the Drs surgery in the (...Read full memory)
On the 2nd of September 1969, I walked through the main entrance of Bruntwood Hall for the first time, and was immediately in awe of its grandeur. My introduction to this, my new place of work, was inspiring, with so many beautiful architectural features - to say nothing about the myriad rooms to (...Read full memory)
I used to go to school with his daughter Rita Creed at Hillside School in Winchester in the late 1940s, and had to walk her each school day to Winchester Station. She lived in Archers Road Eastleigh. Thanks Peter Kitching.
I have just seen the photo of Prestatyn Open Air Swimming Pool; and Katy McMichael's wonderful memories of times spent there in 1958. They so very much remind me of my very similar memories of the Pool. In the summer my friends and I had season tickets for the Pool - we just loved it so (...Read full memory)
I didn't know this site existed. I am delighted that it does. I was at this school until it closed when I moved to Wallington Independent High School. I was one of the naughty boys, but turned out all right in the end and had a great working life. Now retired I have an action packed time with masses of fun. I have had a few (...Read full memory)
Martin’s Bank is on the extreme right of this photo, there was a path between the bank and the railway line that led up to the market. To the left of the bank was a record shop, I still have a record bought there for me when I was young. Further along from that there were a couple of wooden houses. And then there was Market Road.
My grandmother used to live at the storey arms and ran the transport cafe which it was then and lorry drivers would sleep over in 1 of the many bedrooms while travelling on thier journey, Such an exciting enourmous place for a very young girl to enjoy, We would go tabogining down the (...Read full memory)
I played in this group in the early 60s around Hornchurch and further afield. I think I remember a group at that time called the DCs. They were well respected.
I live in East Hill estate from 1964 for nine years until my mum moved out of London to a poxy place called Huntingdon in Cambridge used to live on Yarmouth house. Remember seeing a man coming round silly toffee apples went to Eltham in school for a little while also remember bonfire night for the Fire Brigade to come along put the fire horrible people spoiling it for the children
An Idyllic Childhood - a Memory of Stretton under Fosse. I enjoyed reading your piece Jane, I remember you so well. I lived at Newbold Revel, Stretton-Under-Fosse from 1953 - 1977, together with my siblings - Christopher, Angela and Nicholas O'Sullivan. We lived in a cottage in the grounds of St. (...Read full memory)
I went t to Leonard's school from 1960-1966, and was in Upper A classes. I was house captain of Williams in my last year. It seems to have changed house name as well school name after 1971. Head master was Mr Wilkins,( used crutches) sports teachers Cheshire ., Walters and Mahoney My class was the science lab. Now live (...Read full memory)
My name is don barton, I worked and lived in ilford.I worked in Ron’s music shop pioneer market . With joe dormer Bob bell allan sword. And Stan.it was the best time ever .if only I could turn back the clock.80 yrs old in June.
I lived in East Ham from the time i was born til i was 30 then moved to Essex. Does anyone remember the sweet shop on the way to Burgess Manor. Think it was in the road down the side of The White Horse pub. or may be not. I was at one time friendly with the daughter Stephenie Cradock. Pretty sure she spelt her name with an E (...Read full memory)
My father was born here in 1900 at 4 terrace road, he worked in treorchy till 1921 , then walked to London and joined United dairies, met my mother and married in 1931, We had a lot of holidays in the village in the 50s and 60s My father died in 1965 Have very happy memories of bont as it is called locally Doug edwards
I enjoyed reading your piece Jane, I remember you so well. I lived at Newbold Revel, Stretton-Under-Fosse from 1953 - 1977, together with my siblings - Christopher, Angela and Nicholas O'Sullivan. We lived in a cottage in the grounds of St. Paul's Teacher Training College. Our father was in charge of the (...Read full memory)
I lived in Downderry until I was 27. I was friends with Helen Blake whose family ran the PO when we were children, sadly after the loss of her mother we lost touch. I would love to contact her again. My family (Hill) were potato merchants and owned the Eddystone Country Club. Apparently my great uncle Fred Mitchell (...Read full memory)
My name is Rodger Palmer & I was at Colditz Northbrook school around the mid 60's.The housemaster was Gator nicknamed alligator, haha. My job while there was on the gardens. My number at the school was 76. There are two people that I can recall by name at present & they are Vernon Wilkes & Larry Loughlan. If (...Read full memory)
Hi, I'm looking into the history of my family. My Nan and Grandad had a fish and chip shop in Greenford in the 50's, their names are Lillian and Charles Larter. Does anyone remember them or their shop?
I was born in one of these houses, my parents moved into the house in 1959,. It had been damaged by a bomb in October 1941. We would walk down to Little Roke Road to get rolls from the bakers every Saturday morning and there was a green we’d play on but not ball games as it was too sloped. We moved to Valley Road in around 1972
I was a student at Byculla from 1952 to 1968 and was very happy there. They gave me a home, an excellent education and a circle of friends. Byculla
In the mid 1960's i worked as a mechanic at Contim Motors on Shaftsbury circus. During the lunch break, i walked up the hill and had my lunch in the cafe, (since demolished) , that was next door to the police station. The cafe was run by a Mrs. Smith and her daughter, Tina does anyone recall the cafe's name ?
I can’t believe the messages people are leaving on here I had a lovely time there and we definitely were a big family I was there 1973 1976 and have nothing but very happy memories x
i was evaccuated to dulverton during ww2.Is there anyone still alive who was also at pixton park with Lady Herbert. Mel
I have heard a story that there used to be a cellar that was reached from inside the house and I was wondering if anyone who stayed or worked there remembered it and if so where was it. Thank you
i lived in peabody bldgs.Abbey orchsrd st. S.w.1 with my mum from 1952 until 1960 we hen I married and moved to Page st.Then moved to Kent in 1968.Whilst living in Page st.I worked at AVOs. Mel M
I lived with my aunt and uncle in crosman house? New park rd in 1950.Went to new park rd. School.Had a friend called Bobby Marshall.Left to go and live with my dad after 11plus. Mel Marsh.
I lived withmy dad and step mom in binfield rd.sometime in the 1940s.I went to Larkhall Lane school.There was a cinema across the rd.from the tube station I remember seeing Tommy Trunder in a film about the fire service.Then I went to live with my mum.Mel
I lived in st.julians farm rd. In 1951.Went toHitherfield rd. School.Had a friend whose dad owned the butchers Maddiesons I think it was called.Moved away sometime in 1952 to live with .my mother. Mel
Our family moved to Friars Road in the summer of 66, from a damp house in Boothen Green, which looked over toward the Michelin Factory. I was 5 years old. My father Graham was a former art student at Burslem College of Art under the painter, poet and playwrite Arthur Berry, and by the 70’s became a tv engineer. Mother (...Read full memory)
I attended MBHS from 1957 to 1964, first at the Albert Rd Old School and later at the new Prisick(sic) site on Marton Rd. I started in form 3A in the 3rd floor of the clock tower, where morning roll call went: Appleton, Barley, Brown, Clare, Conquest,...and so on. Our form master was new too, Lenard Temple(?). Our (...Read full memory)
Remember this being built (original buildings 1604) - chased Mark Wallington across the freshly laid concrete (he was a cheeky beggar) and as we ‘splodged’ through the wet concrete, with the workmen shouting after us, l yelled “Keep going ..!!”. He went on to captain Leicester City whilst l (in the RAF) was merely (...Read full memory)
My father, Keith Ramsay, worked at May & Baker all his working life as a Pharmaceutical Engineer and I remember, as a young child, my dad talking about the making of the children's cough mixture Tixylix and also Anthisan. Dad used to talk about the Plants he designed to make these medicines and as a young child I always (...Read full memory)
Hi Would love to find a photo or address for Gatsbys Clothes Shop, Swanley Village. Our Grandmother worked there in 1939. Thank you
I moved to Wait End Road, Waterlooville in 1960, attending Stakes Hill Road juniors and then 1963 moved to Cowplain Girls till 1967 when I moved to Singapore. I am still friends with Alyson Dash, staying with her when I come to the UK. I remember neighbours Ruth Shillimore and Glenys two doors up. In (...Read full memory)
My grandparents lived in Puddletown from the 1940's to the 1970's. They lived and worked at the Myrtles for Peter Ricardo who was well known in the village.