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 lived in Carmelite Road and went to Whitefriars junior school until we moved away in 1969. I think the headmasters name was Mr. Studdart. I always remember the high street in Wealdstone because there was a row of multi coloured seats I always sat on whenever we went shopping. We used to go to St. Barnabas church which is no longer there. The vicar at the time was John Budd.

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)

I went to Whitefriars Secondary School in 1955, the Headmaster was Mr Lee. One of my teachers was Miss Broadhurst. I left school in 1957 aged 15 .My mother was one of the dinner ladies at the school. The woodwork teacher was Mr Horne. I lived at 13 Earls Crescent, Wealdstone with my parents and two sisters.

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