Queens Coronation - a Memory of Westbourne.

I WAS BORN AT No 2 THE SQUARE IN 1938 AND REMEMBER DECORATING THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE FOR THE QUEEN'S CORONATION.  I MARRIED IN 1959 AND MY FIRST FLAT WAS AT THE CHANTRY IN FOXBURY LANE.  I SERVED IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE FOR 33 YEARS AND NOW LIVE IN DEVON.  ONE OF MY YOUNGER BROTHERS NOW LIVES IN NEW ROAD (WHITE HORSE LANE IN THOSE DAYS).  MY WIFE'S GRANDMOTHER, MRS HAWKINS, LIVED DOWN WHITE HORSE LANE AND GRANDAD HAWKINS (ALBERT) USED TO OWN THE OLD BAKERY WHICH WAS IN MY DAYS "WATSONS" AND IS NOW THE CO-OP IN WESTBOURNE SQUARE.  GRANDAD HAWKINS DIED IN 1930.


A memory shared by John Young on Jul 12th, 2007. Send John Young a message

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