Born In Wimbledon Ann Lawrence - a Memory of Wimbledon.
I was also born in Wimbledon and have such fond memories. I was born at 33 Compton Road in 1947. I had five brothers and sisters, I was the second to last child. We all attended Old Central School, Camp Road on the common, the Headmaster at the was Mr Henning. My older brothers and sisters all went on to attend Queens Road girls and boys school. I attended Pelham Girls school, Rutlish Road. It was the old Rutlish boys school, the Headmistress was Miss Drake. My family name was Lawrence. Lots of the memories of Wimbledon I have read on here are so familiar, especially the dentist in Alexandra Road. The Odeon in Worple Road, where I went to Saturday morning pictures. The Kings cinema in the high street that was turned in to a roller skating rink. The Gaumont, opposite the Elite at the other end of the Broadway. The swimming baths in Latimer Road. Since leaving Wimbledon at 15 I have moved a lot but I have never forgotten my way around a lot of the streets of Wimbledon.
Leaving Wimbledon at 15, I did not know or realise how important it was to maintain contact with my schoolmates and over the years have wondered where they are now. I particularly remember Maureen Ross whose parents ran the Russel Cafe opposite the theatre to name but one. My best friend was Susan Walker who lived in Alwyn Road.
I used to spend a lot of my time when I was small watching all the students on their way to Pittman’s College at the end of my road. My friends Mum Ella Skilton used to teach there at some point in time.
Don’t know if anybody will remember me or my family.
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