Willesden Memories

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This week's Places

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Born in 1939, lived in Lansdowne Grove, House destroyed by German bomb I was buried in rubble. Moved away to Blackpool returned to Heron Road Willesden 1947. Made very few friends, Names remembered are Owen family, Syd West Jack Murgatroyd, Brian Flynn Suffered with bad nerves and stammer, with recurring dreams of bricks (...Read full memory)

I was borne in chapter road in 1938,moved to Windsor road.lived there until I went into the army in 1956.my name is Bob hodge,had a brother ray,and two sisters rita,and june.does anyone remember us.would love to here from people from my old town.

i lived until 1965, went to bridge road school.i remember the school journey to the iow.anyone else go? im terry chapman

My name is Jack Taylor I went to Dudden Hill School until 1952. I lived on Colin Road with my family. Served in the Royal Engineers 1955-1957 on Christmas Island. My wife and I and 2 children emigrated to Canada in 1967. Retired 15 years ago as Sales manager in Canada for 25 years with Mars the chocolate bar company.

I am researching my father's side of the family and know very little, my father died in 1997 and would never speak about his farther my biological grandfather . I would like to hear from anybody who lived in craven park Willesden in the late 1940's early 1950's. I know Ellen Leonard (...Read full memory)

I was born in Park Royal hospital on a hot July day in 1957 and was taken home to Mayo Road, where almost our entire family lived at numbers 46, 53 and 56. I was christened at St Mary's church. On my christening certificate the vicar's name is G. Oakley. My dad and his family lived at (...Read full memory)

I was placed into a Childrens home in Prout Grove ,Willesden in 1935... I am writing my memoirs and wonder if anyone has a photograph of Prout Grove of that period..I think it existed into the 1960s..but am not sure. Any help would be much appreciated.. Many thanks , Mark Rimmell..

Hi, I went to Pound Lane school from about 1953 until about 1958, I now live in the midlands, but remember many good days back then, I wanted to contact people I knew but have no idea how to find them. Names like, June Page, Myra Porter, Howard Lewis, and many more, if anyone knows anything about these folks or anbody else who knows me I'd be really glad to hear from them. Bruce Leggett

Hi my name was christine smith and I lived in oldfield road NW10. I remember the great times we all had at the starlight in sudbury I remember in particular Georgie fame. The mods and rockers on Brighton beach - great fun, folkestone, hailing island. The white horse pub on church road with chris bennet and the rebel (...Read full memory)