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I lived with my parents in Hill Court, Wimbledon Hill Road in 1953. In 1955 I went to infant school across the common and past the Windmill. I can't remember the name of the school but I'm pretty sure it was in Camp Road. We then moved to Parkwood Road in 1955 ( Pitmans College was behind my back garden). I'm sure the road was (...Read full memory)

My playground when I was young. Long summer days swimming in the ponds and lovely walks to the windmill. I remember falling through the ice one winters day. Brrr!!! Not recommended.

Does anyone remember the Murrell family from Hartfield Road Wimbledon? Charles ran a green grocers shop and Coal Merchants in Wimbledon between the wars. Thanks Alan.

Can I post a few memories of Wimbledon's 4 cinemas. I was born at the Nelson in 1943, and lived locally in Woodside until my early twenties. Just after the war the town had four cinemas. The Odeon in Worple Road was the largest and best, but there was also the Regal at the further end of the Broadway, opposite the (...Read full memory)

I went to St Mary's School in Russell Road, Miss Bryant was the headmistress at the time. We used to waste time walking through the Arcade on the way home or else pass by the Theatre to look at the photographs outside. I spent many years at the Wimbledon School of Dancing. I then went to the Ursuline Convent in Downs (...Read full memory)

Hi David you would,nt be related to Alfred Aubrey he lived in Tooting in Woodbury street his mother was from Belgium ,I asked as your surname is very un commom hope you don,t mind my asking thanks Beryl Clark née jamieson

Is there anybody like me who can remember the Johnson & Calton (?) bakery that was situated at the Wimbledon end of Worple road, around the 1940's / 1950's. It was next to or very near a restaurant that was owned (I think) by the same company I can still smell the lovely aromas of the freshly baked bread and rolls (...Read full memory)

i lived in hartfield rd until i was 15 Went to dundonald and then Pelham left in 61 . I remember Pat Pam Page are u twins? My surname was bedford

I lived in All Saints Road at the far end as it was a cul de sac where there was some waste ground that had once been a vicarage and we knew it as bells yard. It was a great place to play until it was fenced by the council and after that people threw their rubbish over the wall; us boys scaled the wall but the neighbour would (...Read full memory)

I lived in Thornton Rd, went to school at Old Cenral, Camp Rd, used to walk passed the pond to school, in the thick smog's we would have got lost if we didn't hold hands. My friends and I had many happy years playing on the common. In 1954, aged 11, I went to Queens Road school. At 15 I started work at (...Read full memory)