Wealdstone, The Cabin, Graham Road 1960

Memories of Wealdstone


Wealdstone High Street was usually a vibrant place and this photo, taken early on a Sunday morning, with no cars and few people, shows how times change! The shops on the left show Len Evans fruiterer shop, then John Collier, the men's tailor, next to Mence Smith (which became Timothy White). Woolworth was on (...Read full memory)

I loved the area but sadly didn't think much of the school , Alderman Lee ran it when I was there and Miss Broadhurst was the girls headteacher. The school was run on traditionalist lines more in keeping with the post war years and very badly needed modernization and updating , for example all girls were taught needlework (...Read full memory)

We originally lived in Camberwell and were bombed out in the blitz of 1940. After sleeping on the platform of the Elephant & Castle underground train station for a few weeks, my dad found us a house to rent on Toorack Road, which was the border of Wealdstone and Harrow Weald. We were on the Harrow (...Read full memory)

The Cabin in Graham Road was a school boy's (and girl's) dream! At the front of the shop, behind the counter, was an array of jars of sweets, sold by the quarter (lb) and every other piece of confectionary or chocolate you could name: Black Jacks, Fruit Salad, Shrimps, Flying Saucers, Sherbert Fountains, Palm Toffee (banana (...Read full memory)

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