Worcester Park From The Bridge - a Memory of Worcester Park.
I lived in Worcester Park from when I was born (1939) until early 1956 when I joined the RAF as an apprentice. The lad in the picture (W455012) could so easily have been me (it isn't) because I was often there looking in the model shop window, as he is. Memories of Keil Kraft and Jetex and balsa wood and plastic cement.....
The picture is actually taken from the lower slopes of the ramp leading up to the station, on the left. The road dropped down behind the camera to the right, under the railway bridge which was too low to accommodate ordinary double-deckers. In the shopping parade in the distance can be seen the shop of Elliot & James, where my father bought my first bicycle, a Hercules Tourist Kestrel. A small green is on the right with the Huntsman's Hall pub just beyond. Past that was a petrol station and Toni's ice-cream parlour. Happy days!
A memory shared by on Jun 15th, 2008.
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