Wembley, The Triangle c.1960
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Memories of Wembley, the Triangle c1960

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I moved to Wembley in about 1965 and lived on Clifton Avenue. My mum worked at a cafe on the High Rd until 1970 when we moved up north... Looking at Streetview, the area seems totally changed but I think the cafe was on the corner of the High Rd and Wembley Hill Rd, on the other side of the triangle from Wally Kilmister's model shop, which I remember with childlike awe. I think the cafe was called The Empire ...see more
My name is Sue Carfrae and I worked in the Sports Shop during the seventies. My mum and dad, Ted and Joan Carfrae worked in the Model Shop. The owners of Wally Kilminster were Mr.Mrs Lees who retired to Ferring in Sussex. They were wonderful shops and we had happy years working there and living above. I remember talking to Eric Morecambe when he popped into the model shop to buy railway track. We ...see more
I was 12 when I bought my first balsa wood glider from Wally Kilmisters model shop on Wembley Triangle. It made me more interested in model making as I continued to buy and make models and fly them at Sharons farm, a local park nearby. I remember it well, just as if it was yesterday. Can anyone share this experience ? Thanks, bye for now. Virendra
When I was about 7 or 8 I used to stand outside Wally Kilmister's shop to see the Queen as she arrived for the Cup Final in May. Yes, Wally Kilmister's was a treasure trove - bought football boots, a football and all sorts of things there. To the left of WK was a newsagent with a barber shop in the back where I had my hair cut. The Greyhound pub was/is down to the right on the Harrow Road - not recommended on a match day.