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Memories of Pinner

This 1955 view of Pinner High Street brings back my memories of haircuts after school. About half way "up" the High Street on the right is a gents' barbers. During my schooldays at Pinner Grammar School from 1956 to 1963 I would stop at the barbers' shop every two weeks (!) on my way home. If I (...Read full memory)

I was born in the flat above 26 Bridge Street. My parents, Len & Judy Langstone, had the greengrocers; the business was started by my grandfather in the 1920's. I have fond memories of Pinner fair, we could look down on it from our flat. Also of tobogganing in the snow up Pinner Hill and Saturday pictures at the (...Read full memory)

Imagine the street devoid of (and indeed closed to) motor traffic and crammed from side to side, and as far as the eye could see, with fairground amusements, stalls and masses of people. That was Pinner Fair. I may be wrong, but I fancy that the dogems used to be about where the double decker bus is.

My maiden name was Wood. We lived at Cuckoo Hill, I just wonder if that was our father's VX. I have spoken to my brother Richard who thinks it's possible as they were so very rare in those days. My brother Richard use to run the youth club down the road from the church. He did it conjuction with his (...Read full memory)

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