Uxbridge 1950s - a Memory of Uxbridge.

Loved coming to Uxbridge every fortnight Saturday or Sunday to meet my schoolfriend who lived in Hillingdon.Much better than Harlesden which meant a tube ride or nicer still a 607 trolleybus all the way from Shepherds Bush,how I miss the trolleys.
There was a café on the corner at the front of the station open Sundays as was the café at the trolleybus terminus run by two women or at least when I was there. A good solid jukebox,records for 1955,singers long gone except Doris Day.
I recall visits to a cinema seeing THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT a very early rock n'roll film,can anybody tell me the location of the trolley terminus and the cinema which seemed close by?
I have very pleasant memories of Uxbridge

Memory of Uxbridge by Ray Hefford.

A memory shared by heffordr on Feb 26th, 2017.
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Sat Aug 17th 2019, at 6:01 am
Tony Rose commented:
Remember Stan Gilks Cycles and hardware store nearby . The old police station Now called the Bill I think. Love the old market place . There was an old butchers in there called Murrays . I went out with his daughter and he said I wasn't good enough for her. Love the old River Frays and the canal used to fish both .
Sat Aug 17th 2019, at 5:58 am
Tony Rose commented:
Loved Uxbridge moved there in around 1957 when my grandparents took over the Gardeners arms in park road . Sat morning pictures at the Regal . The railway stations I loved trains . Then as Imgot older the girls at the Guy Hayward school of dancing above the Regal .happy days .
Wed Nov 14th 2018, at 2:46 pm
I work in a salon down Windsor street number 41 which is now called planet and was the parlour previously and have noticed some old writing from and old window sign it looks like it could say old Doris or old Boris can anyone Remember what it was before and what it was called. I'm just enjoy history and am really curious. Thanks
Mon Mar 20th 2017, at 3:10 am
Gaye Clifford commented:
Hello Ray

I used to live in Denham as a child and we used to walk into Uxbridge on a Saturday to spend our pocket money which I think was about 6d we used to go to a lovely sweet shop there and get lots of sweets and I think the cinema was 3d I can only remember a bus station I don't think there were trolleys in my day. The 3 cinemas there were the Regal, the Odeon and the Savoy I now live in Windsor and we haven't got a cinema although there were 3 at one time but we have the Theatre Royal which is fantastic except a lot more expensive than the cinema but I go to Slough or Maidenhead to see the films

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