Purley, Woodcote Valley Road c.1960

Memories of Purley


I grew up in Lansdowne Road, Purley. On Suday evenings in the summer, we used to sit on the edge of the fountain and watch the traffic coming back from the coast. Sometimes the cars were lined up all the way back to the Regal Cinema! On VE Day, my brother Wally rolled up his trousers and paddled in the fountain. My (...Read full memory)

I attended Reedham School from 1957 for a couple of years. My father had pased away and my mother sent me to Reedham, our home was in Harrow, Middlesex. I have read some of the other memories, mine were different. I was physically punished by prefects and staff, made to stand in dark rooms for talking in bed at night, had (...Read full memory)

The day after our trip to London, I woke in the morning and was told to immediately get dressed and put on my new shoes and overcoat by mother. We dropped Bernard at Aldersbrook School and then caught a bus into Wanstead Tube Station, from here by train we went south of the Thames exactly where I do not remember, but from (...Read full memory)

I lived here from 1965 through to the end of the seventies. The council offices are on the left, just out of view and before the fire station. Old Lodge Lane is on the right. You can see the roof of the Orchid Ballroom building on the left, behind the fire station. I used to sit and look from my bedroom window at a long (...Read full memory)

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