Coloma College - a Memory of West Wickham.

I lived just down the road from here in Sylvan Way between 1955 and 1970. I was a young choirboy in the St John the Baptist church which was alongside the college (it paid 5s for a marriage service on a Saturday and that was good money in those days). I remember that walking back from choir practise during the dark was very spooky. The buildings bore a charmed life during the war with I think four V1 flying bombs landing in the fields around the college and another hitting Sparrows Den playing fields.

A memory shared by Andrew Reeds on Dec 8th, 2012. Send Andrew Reeds a message

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Thu Mar 19th 2015, at 10:12 am
Martin Newell commented:
My grandparents lived at 87,Queensway,Coney Hall.
Between 1956 to 1965 my parents would take us to St Johns and I remember the frosty Christmas services.(I live in Melbourne now,nice and warm.)
My grandparents William and Louisa Lawrance are both buried in the Church yard.
I remember cross country running around Sparrows Den while at Hawes Down Secondary School for Boys.

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