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The first home I had with my wife and children in 1966 was one of those flats over the shops in the photo of Willesden high road until we got a tied Railway cottage, as I worked out of the Willesden Steam Locomotive Shed as a Fireman on British Rail.

I used to live in Lechmere Road, the road opposite the library and went to Pound Lane Secondary Modern School. I had friends Mary Quilter, Jackie Mangan and others. Pamela Game and Peter Game. Have fond memories of Willesden and wonder whether anyone remembers me. My grandfather have an antique shop in Willesden High Road, which is no longer there, think it is maybe a clinic.

Does anyone remember the palmer family who lived in lechmere road from 1945 to 1966 when I left to get married.

Born in 1939, lived in Lansdowne Grove, House destroyed by German bomb I was buried in rubble. Moved away to Blackpool returned to Heron Road Willesden 1947. Made very few friends, Names remembered are Owen family, Syd West Jack Murgatroyd, Brian Flynn Suffered with bad nerves and stammer, with recurring dreams of bricks falling (...Read full memory)

I was borne in chapter road in 1938,moved to Windsor road.lived there until I went into the army in name is Bob hodge,had a brother ray,and two sisters rita,and june.does anyone remember us.would love to here from people from my old town.

i lived until 1965, went to bridge road school.i remember the school journey to the iow.anyone else go? im terry chapman

My name is Jack Taylor I went to Dudden Hill School until 1952. I lived on Colin Road with my family. Served in the Royal Engineers 1955-1957 on Christmas Island. My wife and I and 2 children emigrated to Canada in 1967. Retired 15 years ago as Sales manager in Canada for 25 years with Mars the chocolate bar company.

I am researching my father's side of the family and know very little, my father died in 1997 and would never speak about his farther my biological grandfather . I would like to hear from anybody who lived in craven park Willesden in the late 1940's early 1950's. I know Ellen Leonard and (...Read full memory)

I was born in Park Royal hospital on a hot July day in 1957 and was taken home to Mayo Road, where almost our entire family lived at numbers 46, 53 and 56. I was christened at St Mary's church, on my christening certificate the vicar's name is G. Oakley. My dad and his family lived at (...Read full memory)

I was placed into a Childrens home in Prout Grove ,Willesden in 1935... I am writing my memoirs and wonder if anyone has a photograph of Prout Grove of that period..I think it existed into the 1960s..but am not sure. Any help would be much appreciated.. Many thanks , Mark Rimmell..