I Lived In Cricklewood In 1945 - a Memory of Willesden.
Willesden High Road leads past Willesden Green tube station and on towards St Gabriels Church. It was opposite this church that I lived for the first few months of my life in 1945 with my mother and my grandmother, Florence Norfolk, in a rented flat on the third floor of Melrose Mansions on the junction of Walm Lane and Melrose Avenue. The area had suffered bombing during the war with much damage to property - I remember as I grew older visiting my grandmother and being told not to lean against the window in case it fell out! I loved watching from this high window looking over the road junction to the church. There was a large road island where trolley buses turned round. If the window was open I could hear the trolley wires "singing" so I would know that one was approaching but still out of sight.
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