Tag: London

Memories of Islington

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 ...

Memories of Ealing

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 ...

Memories of Wembley

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 ...

Memories of Hendon

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 ...

Memories of London

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 ...

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