Barrage ballon over highbury fields. The lamplighter following the milkmans horse to collect the horse dung for the garden produce eg (tomatoes). The rag man, farthing for the return of jam jars, pig bins at the bottom of the road, Trams, tar block burning in grate and the smell of tar, the cane at school […]
I remember moving to ashford, from smokey old london and what a joy it was to shop at the market stalls. ashford, i think was the first saterlite town, the people were very tolerant of us londeners. I left ashford in 1970 and settled in south africa, kent and asford, are still close to my […]
I was about 9 in 1987 and I remember it Snowed for what seemed forever, the cars were gone under the snow, ice hung of the drains, it was a big freeze! My dad made us a sledge out of an old peice of corrogated Plastic turned up at the ends and it went to […]
I remember a dog fight over Bognor when our RAF boys chased a Jerry and crashed him into the Gasometer. As kids we thought this great fun. I believe the Jerry Pilot is buried in Town Cross Cemetery, along with a few more victims of dog fights over Bognor. This memory was originally posted by […]
Playing in the field up the road on guy fawkes night. Getting dragged off to Australia as a kid. Working to return home and finally arriving. Damn its good to be home. This memory was originally posted by Graham C., on October 2nd, 2002.
Lyons club, Horsendon hill, The fields at the top of Sudbury Heights, East Lane School, Vale Farm swimming baths, Bernard Harris, Brian Hawkins, Sylvia especially. This memory was originally posted by Ron Smith, on December 23rd, 2001.
Happy days on Haven Green playing no rules Football, Waiting around for The Oak public house to open on a Sunday so we could all meet and discuss the parties on fri/sat night. All meeting outside the old Ealing Station for parties. Some of the most attractive Girls in London!!.. The 60s, 70s. This memory […]
Train-spotting just off Scrubbs Lane at Old Oak Common GWR (God’s wonderful railway!) A coronation street party on May 12th.? 1937. Moving to Wembley the same year. The day war broke out (my Mrs. said to me..) The blitz and doodle-bugs, a short evacuation to Old South Wales, V-day and my subsequent voyage to New […]
Hendon from way back when old west Hendon shops‚ dryadales.. wilsons.. oneils.. jimmys cycvles.. coop.. scols.. wheelers.. howard & manning.. stones.. hammets.. express dairy. waeds.. woolworth.. west hendon clinic (still there).. blue police box outside ex .services mans club.. fire panic button box at bottom of station road. 3 wheeled scammels from hendon goods yard‚ […]
I recall somewhere around 1940/1 living in London, it was in an area near to Olympia, off Holland Park Road, I think it was called Hansard Mews. We overlooked a railway line which I believe to be the only line which crosses London, the Luftwaffe tried many times to bomb it but never succeeded. Although […]