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Street Games by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 31-Mar-2011
Who remembers games in the street one was Bad Eggs and there was Queenie, Wall to Wall I can remember the boys would really hit hard with the ball in Bad Eggs, brutal there were!!!!   
  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 31-Mar-2011
    denis...if it helps many gd photos bridge canal marina canal yeading at board2....pauline there is one of structure tower with old door...there..pillbox royal ordinance.ICI munitions factory 2ndwwar,not far from spikes bridge going north little bit..,,in google........flickr.southallboard2photostream..........all boards have had loads viewings.figures there..so shame pity if some cannot get them..... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Apr-2011
    pinch punch 1st month no returns...did they do april fools day at school..before midday or the fool reversed..tv cliff michelmore spaghetti tree was my favourite...today queen philip go to wills angelsy valley raf base.not december because ice snow but today very blustery and wet...his collegues jokes back and forth wedding jokes...harry says wills would have liked small quiet wedding but understa... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 2-Apr-2011
    I can remember playing "Tin Can Tommy". First of all we had a dip - We all stood together and one person would start, counting themselves in as well. "Dip, dip, dip, my little ship. Sailing on the water, like a cup and saucer, you are IT." The one who was IT was on! Then, one of us would throw a tin can as far as we could up the street. The boys could throw them really far. While they were running... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 2-Apr-2011
    Tin Can Tommy:remember it well. We use to play it on the "green"- the grassy island opposite The Plough pub-and our house! Bear in mind that in WW2 it was dug up to make a large underground air raid shelter. The ground on top was rough -ideal for playing the game!

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-Apr-2011
    the kids adventures over brookside canal 30s 50 s..ring of pill boxes bunkers.around ici ammo..used canal transport..1st 2nd wars..photos board2..31..32...only one left .by north right edge of huge football.play field of brookside...was far long path along to yeading..fence cows behind..map with our photos location...with durdan..marina further up..no 110 doubledecker hexaganal pillbox old iron he... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 4-Apr-2011
    Thank you Yvonne seen the new bridge Derdens to marina but havent been over it yet, all WW11 pillboxes are now listed.

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    yes its 10 mins walk tow path archbridge south to spikes bridge,,...side footpath goes out to ascot cranleigh kingsbridge...houses and couple small factories...high growth spikes.extended large area alotments..says only one double hex pillbox left..listed as you say...photos on google of it.....tesco large at by old willowtree pub has restaurant cafe in it..marina has carpk....right and path throu... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 4-Apr-2011
    The new, posh Spikes Bridge bears no resemblance to our old wooden, squeaky boards that moved. It's probably a lot more substantial now with bikes being ridden across. The only difference I find now on my Southallboards is that the "Send to a friend" has gone, which used to be at the bottom right-hand side. I tried using the "Actions white envelope" at the top of the photo to send to a friend, but... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    was so flabbergasted shocked...new bridge so posh..ha.....and to find bridge from brookside 20 ft high growth....bridge disappeared...tony agitated ha...but daily it was there...Im not mad..ha......no low bumpy field...very large extended allotments over that corner brookside......luck last chance ..oh found it...no kids play nothing...empty quiet...will look at send....several things they have ch... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    pauline..along the top says contacts...click says share with friends...dont know have never done it..will ask tony tonight

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    dear pauline...just managed to send email photo....click photo....actions...symbol there of white envelope....click......email page there...put email address message and photo goes......click send.........hope be ok for you....

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    just tried again make sure.....white envelope..email address put....then send ,,,click...then says sent with ok box...I click ok just to make sure....single photo went ok....or can send link and whole board goes..........can type about link if you want....

  • Re: Street Games by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 4-Apr-2011
    No, Yvonne, I did all that before - clicked photo first, then put in e-mail and message, but photo still there, and even when I click "send" nothing happens.

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    I clicked send..once...then tried another time and clicked ...ok ...word as well.....I will try again see...we will get there in the end

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    still getting the 31..to go fine email.......but 32......not once been able to.......click send and it not responds.....new in computer memory and new at flickr...wait over night and will try 32...tomorrow..feel sure it will work then......will let you know.........cleo lane was on tv today 83 went to feathers and dormers...so nice...she sang on tv week ago..still fine voice...like viking york sme... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    to do a link...just done it ..ok.....have board32....click photostream.....so all photos page.............up the top in address bar..........cursa..and right button click and it goes blue........................then gentle but firm.....down left bottom ctl...button and .c .button at same time..........then bring up your email page....put person in....then in message...........put the link.......by... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 4-Apr-2011
    No, I've even tried it out on Southallboards 30 & 31. It still doesn't work.Perhaps it's because we're signed in to Southallboard32! But then you are getting it on 31 Yvonne.

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    yes 6/7 times have done board31 ok...photo goes email...ok sometimes it sends whole page and can click all pages at bottom...31 working lovely will try the others...32 will try tomorrow......but you can send whole link idea.for whole board of 32 tonight if want...........

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Apr-2011
    yes link of 32 goes quick easy...will be the whole board...tap mouse middle and top address bar goes blue..do link way......JOHN.and wife...just seen 2nd episode of .....DALES>>>> itv...excellent 10 episodes to go...biggest yorkshire country fair,,dry stone walling demo as well....we go new forest show often small but is excellent...harrogate and buxton we went to the spas.....adrian the presenter... more >>

  • Re: Street Games by John W (Member 10082501) on 4-Apr-2011
    Yvonne the TV series I which was referring to was an older series called "The Dales Diary" with Luke Casey. It is still available on DVD.
    http://www.thedalesdiary.com/

    I have been watching the newer new series "The Dales" which is very good also.

  • Re: Street Games by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-Apr-2011
    yes saw your dvd on google...so they are 2 different...yes seen 2 episodes 10 more to go..extremely well made...largest yorkshire show...was so very good....lambing shearing everything.....was herriot dales though...gt books and tv...

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General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 27-Mar-2011
Does anyone remember a bus or trolley bus crashing into the cottages just past Bankside just over the Bridge, we had a pea souper and he ended up outside someone's front door must have been in the early 50's I think.   
  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 27-Mar-2011
    Zeta can you recall I asked you if you knew the Gibbs well Alec was the trolleybus driver of that incident it was a brake failure why I know is he came to work at Price's the bakers can you remember when the poles came off the conductor used a long bamboo pole he pulled from underneath the trolleybus also the gas lamps they were in the centre of the road

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 27-Mar-2011
    Hi Len fancy that being Alec Gibbs, do you know I remember a couple down in Berwick husband and wife worked on the buses I used to walk down Delamere Rd with them on the last bus at night sometimes, I never knew their names and the lady said I should be a bus clippy you got good money and when I told Mum I wanted to, she said no, I didn't send you to Greggs to be a bus clippy, and it's something I... more >>

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 27-Mar-2011
    Yes I remember the poles what a job that was especially when it rained. I also remember the gas lamps in Southall High Street, I can see them in my minds eye when it rained it was all glittery.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2011
    trouble with trolley bus staff using pole to top wires photo.hanwell garage road..and others on board31.....

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2011
    daily bbc tv 9.15 am..100yrs memories census..people..twins 1 to grammar one to secondary..road accident brain IQ test they both had the same high one....one professor other manual worker..pete waterman of music .from bombed coventry faggots his favourite..fish chips only thing not rationed war.coronation chicken.horlicks ovaltine from radio luxemburg advert.marmite left over beer yeast..we had ox... more >>

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-Mar-2011
    the daily 9.15 am.tv is good 40s 50s etc..people..memories nostalgia of everything.census time..3pence aniseed rock.kiss me quick hats seaside.1947 1st banana.cerials.flat cap as our nobby had all his life...tb 1947.140 people half died.open french doors beds outside fresh air rest then antibiotics penicillin came in miracle cure ..out of ther in 12 weeks and well..josie myself probably chris we h... more >>

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 29-Mar-2011
    I've just been thinking again about the people who used to knock on or doors. We missed the Postman who delivered the letters and sometimes the parcels, and the telegraph boys. They brought sad news to many wives and families during WW1, and happy news as well. I had many telegrams, which I've still got, when we got married.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-Mar-2011
    that is good to have old telegrams..prob 1952...such different ways today...they used to say at top table speech cards from so and so read out and announce the telegrams..lucky no 2nd war teleg..but 1st war 1917 teleg nans brother killed...dreading the boy bike and small brown envelope...try send telegrame to say on way home..no phones those days....post now 11 am only..only one collection..someti... more >>

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 29-Mar-2011
    Should have said WW11.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-Mar-2011
    favourite film and book .goognight mr tom john thaw was on weekend...telegram missing at war...then at last safe found prisoner of war...vera drake ell made film on..helping girls out...from a background when local people looked after each other eary 20th century and before..helping at births deaths etc...she worked all day for everybody..then no thought of charge...helped girls..who were desperat... more >>

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 29-Mar-2011
    Celebrated 53 years of marriage to-day March 29th 1958

  • Re: General by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 29-Mar-2011
    Hearty congratulations to you amd your wife Len-Mike

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 29-Mar-2011
    Many hearty Congratulations Len, and God willing may you have many more.

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 29-Mar-2011
    I saw "Goodnight Mr Tom" at the weekend, Yvonne. A really wonderful film - I think it's one of John Thaw's best. Always have to have a hankie at the ready though, as it's very upsetting in parts. The compassion showed by Mr Tom however, makes up for it all.

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 30-Mar-2011
    Happy Anniversary to Len and his wife, may you have many more, from Zeta & Ged Stanley

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 30-Mar-2011
    Hi Len congratulations to you and your wife a great day.

  • Re: General by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 30-Mar-2011
    Added congratulations to Len and wife. You have beat us by three years - we've just celebrated out 50th. Quite an achievement these days I think.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Mar-2011
    lovely spring wedding to you both len..wonderful..heartfelt congratulations from yvonne tony.best film and excellent thaw .his best achievement and that boy.wonder what happened to his acting..gt pbk book as well .denis keith.josie..northolt airport cyle track a40 also down ruislip rd by famous shooting range charvill famous golden bridge..but week ago 5 pm station commander died off his bike acc... more >>

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Mar-2011
    the boy in the film did another tv and was working on stage to at least 2006...all actors all character studies were gt and lovely village...michelle margorian was asked by imperial war museum to write sequel..for their exhibition children at war...she dug out her notes of 30 yrs ago..william became village thatcher and rtist.married 2 children...authors mum was nurse in war and said william was g... more >>

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 4-Apr-2011
    Hi Yvonne, Pauline talked about a new Spikes Bridge how do I find it to have a look please.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-Apr-2011
    southallboard32 and 31...photostreams..when was it built pauline...you saw it yr 2000...if not new when zeta there 1994..or so.....no date on it they should have put nice plaque saying new date of 19 bridge.......

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 5-Apr-2011
    Spikes Bridge had changed when my brother David and I last visited Southall in 2000. Whether it was exactly the same as the one portrayed now, I'm not sure. I didn't want to spoil the account when I wrote about it last, but when I was walking outside Tudor Road school (back entrance) looking at the boys' playground (feeling very emotional), I caught my foot in a large pothole, and fell flat on the... more >>

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-Apr-2011
    thanks for telling us hope felt better soon..perhaps photos help to make your trip better...will try 32 tonight.......will try find out when built.....JOSIE DO YOU KNOW...please...thanks..2 councils there and waterways canal dept..so try

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-Apr-2011
    if you do save as picture click on a photo....can then send to another person on attachment email.....getting 29/30/31/ok email...but not 32 yet......white envelope at slideshow or on photo..no......but link 32 works ok..blue highlight after photostream page photos...then goes email all pages can be seen.......ctrl button c.....then on email ctrlv

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 5-Apr-2011
    Hi Pauline no its a new bridge, and you were the trains dont stop any more.

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 5-Apr-2011
    PS the orignal bridge had frames on the outside we used to walk on them across the canal.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-Apr-2011
    spikes was called because of the spikes on the walls to stop kids climbing it.......have written to couple people find out when new spikes bridge at canal was built before 2000..no spikes now

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 5-Apr-2011
    Hi Denis - I know the bridge we saw in 2000 was changed, but I couldn't remember if it was the one in the photo. I know the wooden planks had gone and the structure of the bridge had been changed. You have just reminded me of the frames on the outside of Spikes bridge, but they weren't there when we saw it. I walked on that frame many times. Couldn't let the boys beat me! The antics the boys used ... more >>

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 5-Apr-2011
    Pauline i was also had a few visits to King Edwards.

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 5-Apr-2011
    I meant to say the trains dont stop at the model village.

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 6-Apr-2011
    Dennis are you talking about King Edwards Hospital Northfields, I was in there with a broken arm when I was 5, in there for 3 weeks Mum used to bring in eggs for my breakfast.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Apr-2011
    several of us have said used king edward 7th hospital northfields yes back of west ealing....I was there for tondsils out..princess elizabeth ward...had famos unique one off specially designed nursery rhymne tiles on wal...huge figures from famous one..high..dark green victorian tiles at bottom......google...found out they were famous industrial revolution..tile wks ironbridge now museum there..pr... more >>

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 7-Apr-2011
    Its funny Yvonne that you mention Sooty puppet when i was i Hillingdon hosp aged 4 to have a lump removed from my leg mum got me a book on gipsys when i whent home wanted to take it with me mum made me leave it for other children like you have never forgotten that book to this day can still see the cover.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Apr-2011
    denis and all...saturday mkt southall...did they have small monkey there with bloke photographer taking,it with little kids..making money...2 photods our site 50s60s kids with monkey..thanks..we used to look veg there.some clothes...van with meet eastender chant sell off joints..xmas van cockney ryhme chat sell present ideas..boxes tea cups playes etc towels..gift of gab..petticoat lane went once.... more >>

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 7-Apr-2011
    Yvonne dont remember the monkey didnt go Southall market alot unless with mum, when younger we all loved to tinker with our cars when you could, do it now and costs a fortune to put right.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Apr-2011
    think it may be 60ssmall monkey.on string.we only went couple times in the 50s..........cousin was sheet metal worker and protypes all life..clever with all.and mechanics...nose always in bonnet and under,,,but cant do anything at all today sealed..cant get at....costs massive amount.....perhaps less goes wrong but still massive costs...

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Trains by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 26-Mar-2011
My grandmother lived in Arkley Barnet and we go on the Picadilly Line to Charing Cross and then the Northern Line to Barnet, this was in 1940-41 and when we came home I can remember stepping over people down in the underground with their blankets, flasks of tea bedding down for the night. I used to say to Mum why can't we do that!!!! being only 8-9 at the time, and when the train came out of the... more >>   
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General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 25-Mar-2011
Hi John I too remember the money being sent to the cashier, I know there was one in a shop called Souters in Slouth, and I think there was one in Saunders in Ealing Broadway.   
  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2011
    denis....she has emailed today...yes we 3 booked....more the merrier says...no ticket free..........lawrence holt lifetime interesting collection on heston and airport especially..rare chance.....presentation...so be photos projection and he is good speaker........light refreshments.....have let know before 30 mar......main hall..heston communitiy centre....car park.free....corner of vicarage farm... more >>

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 27-Mar-2011
    Thank you Yvonne i will be there try to get B&B come back day after have a look at Yeading marina ect.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2011
    yes definately worth look at yeading..car park easy there and stroll over the arch bridge durdans looks ok the other side...right hand bend inlane after tesco.see at left of tesco..high boards willow pub gone jolly lane after mr jolly who was famous landlord many yrs....marina go through the nature trail....at side all in 10 mins area.....nice weather day probably..evening probably thurs heston li... more >>

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 6-Apr-2011
    Its a few years since i whent to Heston swimming baths mid 50s has it still got the large glass windows down one wall.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Apr-2011
    dont know was 1966 last time swam there......looks like windows down side entance walk down wall

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 6-Apr-2011
    Dennis I used to go to Heston swimming pool in the middle of winter would you believe and when we came out we would have an Oxo drink I think it cost 1 penny or 1.1/2pennies, I think we got the 120 bus not sure about that.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Apr-2011
    yes 120 bus still runs..we always had oxo..needed it..chilly..and chloride.got to you..was good swim though....1960s 170 was last time went lived behind the church there then..bus stop by church.....still open ..library next door..heston pk had may day fair for centuries..norwood green fete july annually ..on bus route

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 8-Apr-2011
    Zeta i remember the cafe and OXO drinks happy days.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Apr-2011
    for those of us who missed cinema..mamma mia film tv saturday...gt streep and colin firth and julie walters is the best...sunny greece..gt abba songs..

  • Re: General by John W (Member 10082501) on 8-Apr-2011
    I went to school in Heston, and we went swimming to Heston Baths as part of PE. You had to go through a shower the get to the pool and the water wasn't very warm.
    Our class went to watch one of the 1948 Olympic swim teams practiced there.
    I remember the hot drinks, but always remembered it as being Bovril, I think it was 4d a cup but we didn't always have the 4d.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Apr-2011
    yes was pence think oxo became cheaper than bovril...chilly yes drink helped...yes feet to shallow pool on way out..in...showers ..shallow end...floats to use learn swim.....it is still there...good new library next door to it..1948 olympics...wembley..photos on our boards...2012..using venues all over the place....and 60 of queen june........gt yr..and abbey 29th this yr......my cousin is over fr... more >>

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 9-Apr-2011
    Me my dad and the chap next door followed the Olimpic torch runner up Western Ave. on his way to White City 1948, we were in a 1938 Ford 8.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Apr-2011
    thats a good memory...there is a sexton from bethnal green..boxer...and football....will add details...same name you

  • Re: General by John W (Member 10082501) on 9-Apr-2011
    Wentworth Rd is in Heston although most of the amenities for us were in Southall. I had to go to school in Heston although Western Rd school and Featherstone Rd were closer. Later they allowed children from Wentworth Rd go to Featherstone and Western Rd.
    When I took the bus to school I had to take the 105 to King St and the 120 to Heston, passing both Western Rd school and Featherstone.

    When ... more >>

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 9-Apr-2011
    Thank you Yvonne look forward toit.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2011
    yes john that is funny thing northhyde...much of it...ub2 postcode ..whereas...heston is tw3/5 postcode.........ha.....1800s 1900s...all to canal was parish of heston....use heston church marriage baptism...regiuster district certificates brentford.......nowrood green always norwood southall so came under hayes /uxbridge district and parish...then 1965...I had to change councils.......yeadinghayes... more >>

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2011
    denis....on google....archie sexton 3.4 1908 bethnal green...boxing 1925 to 1936...lost sight left eye damaged so became bbc referee..1945 got george medal from buck palace...rescued 3 from bomb..1956 emigrated newzealand died next yr...son was david sexton football mnager...archies brother was boxer used name jim blake...many eastend were boxing all yrs lots clubs.........KEITH........canal up ri... more >>

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Apr-2011
    Thanks Yvonne will take a look.

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 16-Apr-2011
    Not sure Archie Sexton related, our side of Sextons from Woking but Bethnal green not far that from Woking could be distant.

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General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 25-Mar-2011
Hi John I too remember the money being sent to the cashier, I know there was one in a shop called Souters in Slouth, and I think there was one in Saunders in Early Broadway.   
  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 25-Mar-2011
    John that should have been Ealing Broadway!!!!

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Mar-2011
    Yes Zeta,I remember Suters of Slough in the fifties, and the money whizzing through the air to the cashier. It was a very posh Departmental Store, and some of the older ladies, who had obviously been there for ages, used to look down their noses at you at times. It changed to Owen Owen later, and then to Alders. They had some beautiful carpets and curtains in Suters. We bought our first curtains f... more >>

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 25-Mar-2011
    Zeta they also had a overhead system at Clifton Brown's in the Broadway Southall

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Mar-2011
    I seem to remember that someone mentioned that Jones & Knights, West Ealing also had an overhead money system.

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 25-Mar-2011
    Hi Pauline, yes Suters was a posh shop, Owen Owen did they have a store in Uxbridge? Ged my hubby his mother lived in Iver after they retired from Burnham Beeches, lovely spot, they lived in a street called Swallowdale, they were Council units.

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 25-Mar-2011
    Zeta yes there was a Owen and Owen I bought a Waterford crystal vase from there many years ago

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Mar-2011
    Iver was a lovely picturesque little village when we first moved into Langley, but when the Duke and Duchess of Kent moved out of Coppins in Iver, it started to change. Faster roads replaced the winding lanes, and the pretty little humpback bridge over the water where you had to give way to oncoming traffic as it was so narrow, was then cut out. There was a Trust House at the side. We were up and ... more >>

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 26-Mar-2011
    I remember a humped bridge when I used to get the bus from Uxbridge to Slough, if you sat at the back of the bus sometimes the driver would go faster and you would jump out of your seat. Ged's Dad used to use The Black something can't remember now but a lady who worked in the post office here in Auckland saw the post mark on a letter to Mum and she told me that she used to run that pub many years back

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Mar-2011
    Zeta would that be the humpback bridge on the road to Stains nr. Colnebrook.

  • Re: General by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 26-Mar-2011
    Len, I think it was Clifford Evans in Southall Broadway and Clifton Brown's in South Road.

  • Re: General by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 26-Mar-2011
    Yes Pauline, Jones & Knights in West Ealing had the overhead cash system too.

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 26-Mar-2011
    Zeta - There was a pub in Iver Heath, Bucks called "The Black Horse". Don't know if that's the one you were thinking of?

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 26-Mar-2011
    I think the big humpback bridge before you got to the "Malt Shovel" pub in Iver Lane could be the one you went over Zeta. When I used to drive my Dad and my kids over that bridge, they always shot up in their seats, and he always used to shout out Ooooh!

  • Re: General by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 26-Mar-2011
    I also shopped at Suters in Slough when we lived in Langley, as a matter of fact I remember buying my eldest daughters first party dress in there.
    Very posh!! we usually shopped in Marks and Spencers or BHS and my neighbours husband worked at Ladybird (Passolds) and we used to get kids clothes from their seconds shop.

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 26-Mar-2011
    Yes Pauline that's right it was the Black Horse.

  • Re: General by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 26-Mar-2011
    Bransons gents outfitters next door to Lodges the old post office in King St,had overhead money system

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2011
    I went in rouses west ealing often on saturdays.think I remember heavy thick wires shooting across high..and metal ball unscrewed and she put the money in going off to probably the cashier box.......there is one museum locally at rickmansworth near harefield of ruislip.....they have a shop section in there...it has a cashier wooden section of a store.....and museum of london by st pauls...has whol... more >>

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 27-Mar-2011
    And a wooden mouse trap ticket rack.

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-Mar-2011
    Jean - Do you remember when BHS used to sell food. I always bought my Canadian cheese and bacon in there, plus the mouth watering Angel Cake. Also, they had a small restaurant downstairs where I used to take my two daughters for something to eat - they used to do children's portions. They were so good and let you have boiling hot water to put the babies' milk bottle in, and my big pram which I pa... more >>

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2011
    oh yes mouse trap...and metal spike push down slips.think the butcher counter had that..way of serving......and wooden screw balls that shot across these ceiling cash and shot back with change...ha seems so funny......

  • Re: General by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 27-Mar-2011
    Meant the wooden rack bus conductors had with tickets for veriuos stages on the route held down with springs like mouse trap springs.

  • Re: General by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 27-Mar-2011
    Pauline, I remember when BHS sold food and I used to buy their cheese too. They cut what you wanted off a big block, not like the pre-packed stuff you get nowadays.

  • Re: General by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 28-Mar-2011
    Yes Pauline we used to go to BHS for our lunch on shopping day(Friday), the kids used to love it and prepared them for the long walk home. As you say it was quite a way and we lived just off Middle Greeen Rd not as far as you had to walk to the village.
    I had forgotten about the angle-cake but you set my mouth watering at the thought of it.
    We were probably in there at th same time all those years ago!!

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2011
    lyons and others do the packed angel cake now but cheese cake of the bakers with coconut white strips sweet across the op of flacky pastry sponge inside......dont see regularily.....coconut piramid or squares..bakewell tart or pudding they have up north...eccles cakes.not see those much.......yummy

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 28-Mar-2011
    Jean - After going down "Memory Lane", and BHS in Slough High Street, did your kids pester you before you walked home to have a look at the Pet Shop in Chandos Street. I could never get mine to leave. It was right opposite Park Street, and on the opposite side of Chandos Street was Slough General Post Office. I've just got a glimpse in my mind of a large clock further along the road? I've just tap... more >>

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2011
    my cousin went to live slough..about 1946 after war from cranford lane huge heston family..her 3 children born went to school there...we visited castleview rd..and really was huge empty field out behind their garden so view of windsor castle...they kept preservation of view up ....when the family came up M4.to middx..on going home it was the windsor castle fire...saw like chimney the round turret ... more >>

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Elizabeth Taylor by John W (Member 10082501) on 23-Mar-2011
I went to see National Velvet at the Dominion Cinema, it would have been around 1944 or 1945, I was living in Queens Rd at the time, and we moved to Wentworth Rd at the end of the war, when my dad got out of the RAF.
So I must have been seven years old and went with my best friend, Brian Taylor. We watched the movie through a couple of times maybe more, and got into a lot of trouble when we got h... more >>
  
  • Re: Elizabeth Taylor by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 24-Mar-2011
    I saw that film John - it was lovely. Can't remember which cinema I went to though. Elizabeth Taylor starred in that - she was only twelve years old, and Mickey Rooney. It was a 1944 film. She was a beautiful young woman and I was sorry when I heard she had died yesterday.

  • Re: Elizabeth Taylor by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Mar-2011
    good to see all her films on tv..velvet think she was only less than 9..with dear mickey rooney..comes over here to do pantos with his wife........because born in hampstead to american parents he an art dealer...they went to america when she was around the age of 7......thanks to all actors for the entertainment they give us...

  • Re: Elizabeth Taylor by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Mar-2011
    helping zeta phylis sheila and all.........one quick way to get photos..use index.....type in google .....flickr.southallphotostream4.singersew shop............and up comes all those photos...........prashars colour sari window....................to enlarge full screen.........click photo then actions..then all sizes...then allow....zoom bar at bottom of screen...best wishes.....award from the pal... more >>

  • Re: Elizabeth Taylor by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 24-Mar-2011
    John - Did your best friend have a brother called Ernie Taylor. Some way back on this Site I put in a message that I had met Ernie Taylor's sister in my bank one day (who was getting on), and she mentioned that she had four brothers and she was the last one born. She said they had lived in Queens road, and that Ernie had been working on the Dragons on top of the Palace cinema years ago. Does this ring any bells?

  • Re: Elizabeth Taylor by John W (Member 10082501) on 24-Mar-2011
    Not sure if Brian was related to Ernie. He only had one brother Alan who was born after the war.

    Most of us young children hardly saw our fathers during the war. His father was in the Army and mine in the RAF.

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General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 21-Mar-2011
Does anyone remember a Mr Harris he used to bring new clothes to the house, and you could put them on tick, he used to come to our house and Mum would usher him into the front room out of sight to Dad, he sold lovely stuff.   
  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 21-Mar-2011
    Zeta I remember the'Tally' man came on a Friday Pauline mentioned the Prov. cheque there was a shoe shop the corner of Abbotts Rd called B.E. Still he wouldn't take them on a Saturday they were the fore runner of to-days credit card in earlier post we were saying how much rent one paid I was married in 1958 and lived in Paddington we were paying £4 a week for one room my wife worked At the Maida... more >>

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 21-Mar-2011
    I have a very bad memory of Provident cheques. My mother was away convalescing somewhere so my Dad took me and my two brothers to King Street. He bought a lot of clothes for us and the gentleman who served us was extremely attentive, as it was a lot of money. He eventually wrapped them all up in a large brown paper parcel tied up with string, and my dad got the Provident cheques out to give to him... more >>

  • Re: General by Vince Jackson (Member 10004627) on 22-Mar-2011
    Ah the tally man, every Friday (pay day) Jack Knibbs would call have a cup of tea and do his books, how simple and freindly it was. I think he was working for Lawson's of Hammersmith a department store long since gone.

  • Re: General by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 22-Mar-2011
    We had an insurance man call weeekly-he had a rich voice-always addressed me as "young man"

  • Re: General by josie (Member 10235627) on 22-Mar-2011
    We used to have Albert (Tallyman)drove Gold Jaguar,was very popular around Southall 1950's..small little Jewish man..he was very happy with one pound a week no matter what we chose out of the boot of his car.regards Josie.

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 23-Mar-2011
    Zeta - When you were in Southall in 1970, you said you remember seeing an Indian Sari shop near to the "Three Horse Shoes" as you drove by. There is a wonderful coloured photo on Southallboard4 page 2 of that Indian shop next door to the old "Singer" sewing centre.

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 23-Mar-2011

    thanks for that Pauline I will have a look, funny how things stand out in your mind and you mentioned the singer sewing shop, it all comes back to me. I think what drew my attention was the bright coloured materials in the window

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 23-Mar-2011
    Hi Yvonne, yes all those factories on the Gt West Road, I remember them all, you worked just opposite me then at Sperry's, I used to think if I get fed up with my job I could always find something along the Gt West Rd, loads to choose from. We used to go to a cafe just around the corner from Janzens Swimwear, and we would have mince pie and chips, lovely, always on friday pay day.

  • Re: General by John W (Member 10082501) on 23-Mar-2011
    Do you remember those shops that had those little canisters that sent the money along wires to the cashier, and the change would come back.
    I know there were a couple in Southall and Hounslow,
    but can't recall the names.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2011
    john ................hounslow had a and a fashion store 60s 70s.kate middletons mum worked in there when family moved to norwood green kingbridge behind wolf pub.......long very popular high st........... bell pub down to big bus garage........used to be cinema and cottage hospital up by the bell with gibbet tree back in time outside...........120 bus from southall...........

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Insurance agents by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 20-Mar-2011
remember those men who used to come our door for the insurance money, I can't remember the names of the insurances does anyone remember some of them I remember Mum having a penny one and a couple of others.   
  • Re: Insurance agents by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 20-Mar-2011
    Hi Zeta - We used to have quite a few callers when I was a young girl. The insurance man from the Royal Friendly Society came each month (Mr Pullen). Burr & Gibbons Coal Merchants, my mother paid in a small amount each fortnight to spend on fuel during the winter (Mr Bolson). The baker from Price's Bakery and the milk lady (Mrs Lee) from the dairy by Southall Market (can't remember the name) came ... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by maggie shaw (Member 10255238) on 20-Mar-2011
    Thankyou Janice, oh yes I can remember some of those things. There was also someone who came to the door with a tray of jewelery. Little red ladybird broaches and flowers on a brass pin. I always longed for one.

  • Re: Insurance agents by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2011
    thats good janice think you were northcote ave a while ..we were west ave..so whether corona and tony ice on his bike came down.alexandra to us then round to you.....those coalmen with leather headgear and over shoulder leather...huge sack round the back and shute in to coal bunker..oh the cost......coal then went to smokeless zovne..yes call of rag and bone could hear all down the street...about ... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 20-Mar-2011
    The only regular callers I can remember from years ago was The Liverpool Victoria Society collecting the insurance money and the Rent Lady, and the Provident (which was for clothes we had bought on the never never)! We did get the Gypsy Ladies with their lucky heather and pegs sometimes, until my brother David learnt how to make the pegs himself. Also remember The Hayes News being delivered every ... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 20-Mar-2011
    Janice-I think we were in contact some years ago about Mr Pullen. His son Howard is still alive I am glad to say.although not on the Internet-he lives at Basingstoke.

  • Re: Insurance agents by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2011
    refuge another little brown book..fortnightly..long row down of signature and premium..if missed one or draw out then penalty..tin biscuit box under bed or sideboard,,think they felt tin sealed would help protect against..fire...what fuss and extra cost if you lost the policy sheet or book....that change over to coke and smokeless fuel....uxbridge rd was thick to school of fog..probably pollution.... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 20-Mar-2011
    When I was still thinking about callers at the door, I remember in the 50's the photographers used to come round and then come back later to photograph the children. Also, we had Milesmann salesmen who sold those wonderful copper kettles and teapots. When the first salesman knocked on my door in Langley I didn't have any spare money on me to give him a deposit for the kettle and teapot I wanted. S... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by sheila iddenden (Member 10235498) on 20-Mar-2011
    I lived in Shrubbery Rd we used to have Mr Bartrop the coal call I think my mother order a ton of coal to be delivered in Sept and then he would bring a cwt very week during the winter so as we never run out ,The coal was carried on a horse and cart . bet Phyllis remembers this ,our milkman was Mr Everington whose shop was on the corner of School Passage . Liverpool Victoria called on us as well.... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 20-Mar-2011
    I still have 2 Wesleyan paying in books from the 50s keept in the family papers we also had the provident.

  • Re: Insurance agents by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 20-Mar-2011
    janice the dairy was the Jersey Farm near the market I had forgotten about Burr and Gibbons there was a coal office called Tyne and Main near Lionel's the gent's outfitters there was sweet shop near the town hall called the Ideal our insurance man was a Mr Hopkins lived in Alfred Gdns.then a Mr Dale lived in Livingstone Rd.he rode a Velocette motor bike someone mentioned Baltrop coalman he lived ... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by John W (Member 10082501) on 20-Mar-2011
    My cousin used to go on her bike collecting TV rents for Radio Rentals.

  • Re: Insurance agents by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 20-Mar-2011
    I remember Refuge and Liverpool Victoria.Can't remember what the insurances were for though. My Mum used to put the money with the book ready for the collection each week, and if she was busy I had to go to the door and pay the man.

  • Re: Insurance agents by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 20-Mar-2011
    Phyl - Liverpool Victoria was a Death Policy. Perhaps Refuge was an insurance for fire & life.

  • Re: Insurance agents by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 20-Mar-2011
    Can anyone remember Captain Bryent// school of motoring?

  • Re: Insurance agents by Chris (Member 10220786) on 20-Mar-2011
    MR EVERINGTON the milkman from the corner of the school passage........I seem to recall his name was ARCHIE; he used to deliver to us in Grove Terrace. I can see his face now! Cardboard tops on the milk bottles. I'm sure they had a little punched hole in the top - we used to use them to make wollen bobbles. Chris x

  • Re: Insurance agents by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 20-Mar-2011

    thanks everyone for all all the feedback on the insurance agents, bought back a lot of memories,the gypsies coming to the door, my Mum was very superstitious and took them quite serious at times, she would buy their pegs and the heather, and sewing needles eleastic for the our knickers!!! I remember the coalman too, we used to get a ton of Welsh Boiler nuts for the ideal boiler, we had the Ro... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 20-Mar-2011
    I don't remember Captain Bryant Len, but do remember his sign high up on the corner, just past The Ideal Tobacconist before Lady Margaret road. It always seemed to have a bright light on.

  • Re: Insurance agents by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 20-Mar-2011
    Hi Len was his driveing school on the corner of Lady Marg. rd across from the town hall above the bank or am i on the wrong school.

  • Re: Insurance agents by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2011
    john at the beginning of tv for us was when itv came in.1958approx,,.rental yes..then one time think she had one that had a box on the side to pay as you go put tanners in...my goodness had to have the repair man in ..those days..everybody trying to see what to do around the back,,,whats wrong..ha...tubes used to get hot etc.....more modern times they are marvellous really...but tony had hell of j... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 20-Mar-2011
    Yes Dennis and Pauline you were right his office was on the corner of Lady Margaret Rd.I Twas thinking the other day I can't recall a Building Society in Southall I maybe wrong I am going back to the thirties and forties we rented our house in Alexandra Ave.from a Mr Hutchins the rent was eleven and fourpence a week to-days money just over 55p my Dad was a bus driver his wage was £3.15 a week the... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 20-Mar-2011
    You've got such a good memory Len for prices years ago. The only price I remember is in 1945 when I had just left school and got my first job at the Cow & Gate Milk Depot in Greenford. It was for a Junior Clerk and I got the pricely sum of £1-09p. I remember I had to give my mum some out of that, and keep enough for bus fares, but I thought I was rich!

  • Re: Insurance agents by Ronald Cox (Member 10259196) on 21-Mar-2011
    The insurance my mother had was with Pearl Insurance and a Mr Ash made collections each week. If no one was home mother would send me to Mr Ash`s house off Allenby Rd. I remember his wife would come to the door followed by lots of cats.Coal deliveries were made by Horace Dennis who lived in the Mount Pleasant houses by the Beehive Pub.He had two coal carts drawn by horses Nobby & Black Beauty. Whe... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 21-Mar-2011
    Hello Ron would this be 1948/50 with the steam lorries i think it would be the gas light & coke co. later North Thames gas board the lorries would be Sentinals dropped hot cinders on the road.

  • Re: Insurance agents by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2011
    nan moved in the new council house west ave built..3 bedroom 6 kids.1st baby died.....19/- a week.....then they asked gdad to pay extra to put the electric in instead of gas mantles..matcho victorian labourer..strong mouthed....he refused...so upstairs we took candles to 1950s....nan worked ticklers eldest daughter did their lunches and got veg ready for nan to cook dinner 6pm......gdad was in cha... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 21-Mar-2011
    I think the dairy name was Etherington, and it was at the top of School Passage, on the High Street. Archie was the man who worked for them and, I think, eventually took it over. In the same little parade of shops there was also Dover's, the shoe menders, a sweet shop (can't remember the name) and then Spicer the undertaker. Opposite was Wadham's the grocers, with Mr Wadham senior, his son Gerald ... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2011
    photo of the old corner sweet shop on our board still boarded derelict think since 1957 approx..goldswains run by mrs baxter....pity the kids school passage there could use as sweets etc shop today.....etherington..if a brother lived gordon rd..1900s to 1980 3rd generation..they were born and lived in the house....related they married into my family...

  • Re: Insurance agents by sheila iddenden (Member 10235498) on 21-Mar-2011
    thyat sweet shop phyl can,t remember the namethink it was run by two sisters i used to have to go there for my gran on a saturday morning to get 10 weights with her o a p cigarette cupons and i think they were 4 1/2 per packet myparents rented our house in shrubbery rd the rent was 9 shillings and 6p aweek we had no electricity until 1956 only gas and no bathroom and an outside toilet .when the ... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2011
    yes sheila..gdad eventually had electric put in downstairs only..iron from flex in ceiling above big heavy suare table.think flanelette sheet....best cloth was a velvet thing with tassels hanging low.......1928 gdad moved in...from 2/6 extrememly old couple rm place....he was born 1890 so no such thing as rates..council comes in 20s 30s pay rates..extra on his 19/6 council rent///he hit the roof..... more >>

  • Re: Insurance agents by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 22-Mar-2011
    Hi Len mum used to shop in Bishops Lady Marg. Rd. nr the L.M. PUB.

  • Re: Insurance agents by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 22-Mar-2011
    `Dennis our Bishop's was on the Broadway near to Beachcroft Ave. Norwood Farm dairy was on the corner and Gurney's the radio shop on the other side can anyone remember the big boot hanging from Standen the shoe repair shop.

  • Re: Insurance agents by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 22-Mar-2011
    Thank you Len geting mixed up with Philips store Lady Marg. Rd.

  • Re: Insurance agents by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 22-Mar-2011
    Yes Len, I can remember the big Boot hanging from Standen's the boot repair shop in the high street. Can anyone remember the little boy in the front of the window - he had rosy red cheeks and was smiling, and he kept wagging his finger as his lips moved. My mum used to tell us he was saying "I told you so, I told you so". When I was very young I used to press my face against the wondow as I really loved watching him.

  • Re: Insurance agents by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 22-Mar-2011
    Len, what was the name of the ladies Dress shop on the corner of Beechcroft Avenue, before Gurneys were there? That's where I bought our teacher, Miss Smith, the artificial flower from the class as her retirement present.

  • Re: Insurance agents by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 22-Mar-2011
    Pauline the shop was Rialto next door Mr. Brown the newsagent then Stowells the off licence

  • Re: Insurance agents by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 22-Mar-2011
    Thanks Len. Then there was Price's bakery and Meyers the vegetable shop somewhere in between.

  • Re: Insurance agents by thompson (Member 10241148) on 23-Mar-2011
    My memories of the tallyman were of a young chap who also sold records obtained from HMV questionably? Thats how i got Elvis's 1st LP and demo 45's.

    My dad taught me how to drive but insisted I have four final leasons from Bryants Driving School before the test.

  • Re: Insurance agents by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Mar-2011
    of value that elvis now..my cousin lifetime mad on elvis went to gracelands..got ours of all types emi...few of ours worked there.......tonys mum took him drive age 17 but few lessons and use school car he passed 15 mins out those days and pass .......little white mini he took to 6th form.hounslow grammar......

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The Marks Family by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 19-Mar-2011
Did any of the Marks Family live in Bankside by the canal a chap called Happy Markslived there before moving to Delamere Road with his wife and mother, and then immigrated to NZ, his mother went to live with another member this would have been in 1959-61.   
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general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Mar-2011
today announced..the end of earls court centre....they will use olympia for ideal home exhibition.....we went there as a child.little own train to go in the side of the huge centre...but earls ct has been comfortable.rich blue carpeted.....free samples etc..lovely houses to go round ..travel the countries of the world..listen to talks by alan whicker etc..cook demos...technology...autumn 2012 earl... more >>   
  • Re: general by John W (Member 10082501) on 19-Mar-2011
    I used to go the Motor Shows and Motorcycles shows at Earle Court in the 50s.
    The only other time I went there was in 1955, when I took my first ever girlfriend to see the Red Army Choir.

    My Dad would take my to the Schoolboys Own Exhibition. I believe it was at the Royal Horticultural hall, but I'm not certain

  • Re: general by John W (Member 10082501) on 19-Mar-2011
    My Dad took me to the Earls Court Motor show and we had lunch there. To this day I remember him buying me 'Peach Melba', tinned peaches with one of those small cylindrical Lyons Ice creams on top for dessert, what we would call afters in those days, dessert was a bit posh. Quite a luxury, we were easily impressed back then.

  • Re: general by John W (Member 10082501) on 19-Mar-2011
    Found this link to the School Boys Own Exhibition.

    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=68186

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2011
    thanks for link john..yes motorshows all yrs till now.......so good earls centre..out the big main doors and tube opposite...but the olympia halls are huge...funny little own train...goes off at its own station.........every year a travel show..huge every country..stands...always get free ticket in post........good day out......free orchids one year from singapore.....talks films...celebrities......

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 20-Mar-2011
    Does anyone remember the motorcycle gang that hungout at the cafe in Handwell broadway nr trolly bus garage before the war approx 1935ish.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 21-Mar-2011
    John i whent to the school boys own exib. bought a book on railways still have it

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2011
    they did tomorrows world exhibition few yrs at exhibition halls...bbc tv and science establishments,,,,tony worked for national physical laboratory.....was gt fun to chat to the chaps on that stall...old times and the famous scientists..they worked with there..moved things forward so well.great advancements.....broadband helps to get flickr photos of our site....ace cafe northcircular famous motor... more >>

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 21-Mar-2011
    We all whent Ace cafe 1959 now now open as it was frully restored, similar cafe Hanwell broadway 1930s

  • Re: general by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 21-Mar-2011
    Denis - my youngest daughter and her husband have both got Harleys and meet up with the bikers at ACE cafe. I couldn't believe that my daughter loves motor bikes, and was told she was a natural, as you wouldn't catch me on one. Having said that, it must be in the blood as my mother was riding her own motorbike in the 1920's.

  • Re: general by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 21-Mar-2011
    Where was the Ace Cafe was it the one on the corner of Syon Lane and Great West Road, I used to go there for a cold drink when we went out cycling.

  • Re: general by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 21-Mar-2011
    Zeta the Ace cafe was on the North Circular Rd.did you know the Gibbs in Berwick Ave.?

  • Re: general by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 21-Mar-2011
    Re: The ACE Cafe - the one my two go to is on the North Circular, near Wembley.

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2011
    yes they call it north of acton willesdon way.wembly..1938 northcircular rd,,bombed at the war..photos on their site on google....the well known cafe on corner syon lane....was in the press a lot to save it as it was well known so many yrs and a landmark...when e used to work gt west rd ..I worked beechams library..it was always turn at gillettes...pubs etc were landmarks......think it is still an... more >>

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 22-Mar-2011
    Dad used to take me to the model engineering exib. that was the Royal horticultural hall in the 1950s.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 23-Mar-2011
    Pauline good for your daughter tell her to enjoy im nearly 70 and drive a 2 seat sports car. Zeta i think the cafe you mean Zion/Great west was the Better hole named a WW1 trench, The Ace is at Stonebridge park there were piles of rubble across the road from the Blitz

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 23-Mar-2011
    Back to the Then & now books Winston G Ramsey The Ace Cafe Then and Now from your Library.

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Mar-2011
    thanks denis zeta....yes thats the cafe opposite gillettes,,been just big petrol garage now some yrs.........the dome another famous corner garage further along east....see gt photos...on .....flickr photostream hensinki 275 brentford...............sperry ...better ole transport cafe...1933....yes war trenches..ha......pyrene ...trico...packford factory v2 bombed 1945.....1964 flyover built....I ... more >>

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Mar-2011
    marvellous map there pauline of ealing broadway..after rail came in 1830s.......southall of broadway mall were all fields orchards down to brentford..my gtgtgdad walker..moved into there.........but at 1860 on lilley skinners big corner opposite bentalls....was railway hotel.......1880 they built big sandringham parade and bond st.....where our bus stop is at modern cinema..forum on uxbridge rd...... more >>

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 23-Mar-2011
    Gt. West Rd 1930s Hudson cars, 1950s Firestone tyres dad worked at both.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 23-Mar-2011
    The G.W.R reached Southall 1838.

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Mar-2011
    yes ealing broadway ad it..southall...and ..the brentford branch line...says southall level crossing at first then later bridge ..ticket office platform.......like that...hayes seems to show level crossing.....gods wonderful railway lot to answer for.......rail did more change than canal...massive changes..loads bricks to build it all up ..from tiny little hamlet southall green..nans granddad...b... more >>

  • Re: general by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 23-Mar-2011

    thanks Dennis the Better Hole, one forgets, I worked at Sperry's from 1948 to 1955, and used to ride my bike to work through Syon Lane to the Gt West Rd, when I went home in 1994 they had demolished Sperry's I couldn't believe it, and my Mum used to knit for Paton and Baldwins which was just further along from Sperry's she did sample knitting for Stitchcraft and got 8 shillings to knit the slee... more >>

  • Re: general by John W (Member 10082501) on 23-Mar-2011
    Dennis the GWR was a great line. Going to Devon or Cornwall we would take the 10:30 'Cornish Riviera' from Paddington. Enjoying a nice meal in the restaurant car. Quite different from today with stale sandwiches and paper cups.
    I hear today's 'First Great Western' is a poor successor to the old GWR.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 24-Mar-2011
    John used to go engine spotting Paddington mid 50s saw Cornish Riviara many times always pulled by King George V which is still running to day, Zeta my mum was always knitting she would put wool aside at Mr Gurneys wool shop Lady Marg. parade

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 24-Mar-2011
    John still get a buzz when i see a preserved Gods Wonderfull loco Kings Castles Halls Manors Beutiful engines.

  • Re: general by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 24-Mar-2011
    Denis I spent ten years on the Travelling Post Office Kings Cross to Newcastle we were pulled by the Mallard on one occasion in the good old days of steam.

  • Re: general by John W (Member 10082501) on 24-Mar-2011
    During the school holidays we would spend all day trainspotting. Usually at the end Brent Rd, there was an open field there then.
    The footbridge near Southall Station and stand above the trains waiting to be covered by the steam and smoke coming from the engine's funnel. At that time I never imaged I would be traveling to Cornwall myself on the 'Cornish Riviera' myself. I did have a book called ... more >>

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 25-Mar-2011
    Len i live about 10mins walk from the strech of track where Mallard did its record run on the approch to Peterbouogh, when you see the whats running on the same track today makes you think.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 25-Mar-2011
    John we stood on Southall footbridge to get coverd in steam and sooty water, been to France twice once train second time boat tunnel fast like boat better Did Normandy. Remember return to Paddington 11d

  • Re: general by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 26-Mar-2011
    It was nice to have old memories of the GWR(In the early years, the wags termed it "Great Way Round".
    My dad was a keen angler, and many fishing trips used the GWR to various places on the Thames. There were a number of branch lines: West Drayton to Staines, also Uxbridge, Slough to Windsor. I never travelled on the Brentford branch as a lad. However I went on an excursion 1993/1994 on t... more >>

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Mar-2011
    Can remember the Morris G.P.O vans busy around Paddinton station with mails,

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Mar-2011
    Remember the engine turntable at the back of Southall engine sheds is it still there.

  • Re: general by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 26-Mar-2011
    The first time I have ever seen an Engine Turntable was when we spent a week at York and visited The National Railway Museum. I found it really interesting. In fact, the whole Museum was marvellous. I went because my husband wanted to see it, but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, especially the older trains.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Mar-2011
    Pauline ive also been to York very intersting good day out.

  • Re: general by John W (Member 10082501) on 26-Mar-2011
    I've been to York several times, but never to the Railway Museum, this year I'll have to make a special effort.

    I have seen the turntable at the Southall engine sheds. There was a tunnel under the railway leading to the back entrance to the AEC.
    The field between the sheds and the AEC was another place we used to hang out as boys, trainspotting and generally playing around. I found a detonato... more >>

  • Re: general by John W (Member 10082501) on 26-Mar-2011
    The trip from Southall Station to Paddington was a regular thing for me during the war. My Mother would take me to see my Grandparents in Highgate.
    Take train to Paddington and then a No 27 Bus to Highgate, past Regents Park, the Craven A cigarette factory with the big black cat statues outside. There was an antique shop we passed with a suit of Armour in the window, why I still remember that I d... more >>

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 27-Mar-2011
    John we hung out there, do yu remember the A.E.C own diesel shunter thro the gates under the footbridge.

  • Re: general by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 27-Mar-2011
    John/Denis. I remember that AEC shunter well-often stood on that footbridge. Other memories of fishing trips-using the GWR to Iver and Langley to fish in the canal.Also Marlow via Maidenhead on the GWR.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 27-Mar-2011
    Then youl remember the G.W.R railcar that ran to Brentford was brown & cream could be driven from both ends

  • Re: general by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 28-Mar-2011
    denis- I remember those GWR rail cars.-never travelled on the Brentford branch. Which year did passenger services stop?

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 28-Mar-2011
    Mike i dont think it was used for passengers i was told it was used for mail, i belive there wernt many of them about.

  • Re: general by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 29-Mar-2011
    Denis-thanks. There were some passenger versions of these about-largely on branch lines in lieu of "push and pulls". Passenger trains on the Brentford line may well have stopped at the end of the war, if not sooner.

  • Re: general by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 29-Mar-2011
    Denis-have looked up the Brentford branch-it closed to passengers in 1942.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 30-Mar-2011
    Thanks mike i wonder if the railcar was on passengers up to that date

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 30-Mar-2011
    Mike 3 G.W.R railcars preserved 1 Swindon. 1 Kent East Sussex Ry. 1 Didcot. all A.E.C built ran 1933/62

  • Re: general by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 30-Mar-2011
    Denis-thanks. As I understand it, the number of passengers decreased markedly after the opening of the Trlley bus route from Hanwell Broadway to Brentford.

  • Re: general by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 30-Mar-2011
    John if you go to York the train museum is fantastic and also the Viking Museum that is very well done, I believe they have uncovered more of the history of the Vikings there. Have you done the wall walk around the city, that is lovely.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 30-Mar-2011
    Zeta i did the wall walk around York when i live up north, have you been in the castle museum that is very good to.

  • Re: general by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 31-Mar-2011
    Hi Dennis, no I didn't do that, my family come from around Helmsley, and I have just lost an Uncle at 94 who was a farmer near Low Wood Sour Leys and when he retired he went to live in one of Lord Feversham's cottages in Rievaulx his was right next to the Abbey, have you been there.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 31-Mar-2011
    Zeta sorry to hear that, i lived in Lancashire so dont know the area you mention.

  • Re: general by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 31-Mar-2011
    My husband and I spent a week at York many years ago, and once we had parked the car, we walked everywhere. As I've already said, we visited the National Railway Museum, but we also went to the Viking Centre a couple of times (and got the full whiff). I loved just standing on the Bridge overlooking the River Ouse at the magnificent sight of all the wildlife. There was a huge hotel called Queens fu... more >>

  • Re: general by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 31-Mar-2011
    Pauline has reawakened a memory of many years ago. I had gone to a conference in York-I was due to speak on the Saturday morning, so travelled up to York, had dinner at the hotel, and went to bed. The view from my room was beautiful-it overlooked the River Ouse, lovely in the moonlight. There was however a catch!
    It would have been in May of that year, so got light at about 5am-you couldn't hear ... more >>

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 31-Mar-2011
    york minster amazing..bosses up high and blue peter tv designed one..so huge the minster and huge circle rose stained glass...my 2 cousins lived there several yrs..we went in castle museum etc.and vikings..shambles the famous alley ancient medieval lean over street butchers...2 gt rivers there her husband fished but they do suffer floods......scarborough brid hornsea beverley.hull new aquarium..al... more >>

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-Apr-2011
    Yvonne been to Howarth many times lived about 15mls from there, hold a 40s weekend every May all dress 40s trucks jeeps ect.

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Apr-2011
    wish not so far away.would go to the 40s.....kept so well there...lovely little bks on tiny table they wrote and out on moor..have photos I took of the steep hill street etc...so lucky to go enjoyed it so...my favourite book..we have contact yorkshire since 1950s..when my cousin went to training in hull......glad you lived up that way....cousin wife was york girl 1920s married .....1930 lived car... more >>

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-Apr-2011
    Also spent time Peaks history crashed aircraft, good you didnt move stay put lived Lancs. many years should have stayed south.

  • Re: general by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-Apr-2011
    Have photos of hill 40s weekend will bring to Norwood Green.

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Apr-2011
    thanks yes photos........yes we were told advantages move but..heart and gut said no..lucky turn career to best and we did not..tony could never have stood it either....peaks are lovely..cousin went asbourne a whilt...bakewell tart area..chatesworth gt...my cousin went milford haven..says what mistake she did....the swindon ones never return would never ...1958 to green quiet..most of their lives ... more >>

  • Re: general by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 1-Apr-2011
    The mention of Bakewell took me back. One of my family lives in Derbyshire, and the last time I was there we visited Bakewell, and after a short walk we came upon a large bridge which overlooked the Derwent River and the greatest abundance of wildlife I have ever seen. Much, much more than those on the River Ouse in Yorkshire. There must have been hundreds of paople picknicking or just sitting on ... more >>

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Apr-2011
    yes wonderful darcy thanks that austen wrote it up there..we tried the bakewell real pudding.....the tallest shoot of fountain chatsworth made for zsar visit and he never turned up and cascade is gt....lucky to have so much water derbyshire...denise lived ashbourne yrs....football match down st..ancient...a level.school in recent yrs..young good english teachers...lady who was moving on leaving pr... more >>

  • Re: general by John W (Member 10082501) on 1-Apr-2011
    I know that part of Yorkshire quite well, I was stationed at RAF Leconfield near Beverley. That's where I met my wife, 50 years married this year.
    My wife still has two sisters and three brothers living in the Hull - Beverley area.

    Zeta there is the well known Star Inn near Helmsley,featured in the 'Dales Dairy'.
    The Dales was a TV series, I have several of the DVDs.

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Apr-2011
    congratulations 50 yrs..beverley minster beautiful..cousin married into hull family..always says never come back traffic of london..stubbs of 1900s off holderness rd..marjory worked at the military servics during the war as cook for all the men stationed,,near bases..johnson...,gt cook yorkshire pudding...john was on bp supertankers..trained hull ...fantastic humber bridge now...new aquarium...hug... more >>

  • Re: general by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 1-Apr-2011
    Hi John, the only pub I remember is the Feathers in Helmsley, that's because my Uncle had his 50th wedding Ann there, and I got to meet all the family for the 1st time, I was adopted and only found out where I came from in 1992, it's beautiful there, always thought my parents would have been Londoners being born in Hampstead, it was a surprise to one and all.

  • Re: general by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 1-Apr-2011
    The Dales Diaries, we didn't have that here - we do have Emmerdale Farm but it's not up to date, like Coro Street we are something like 15 maybe more months away, but we love it. We you the National Service or WW2.

  • Re: general by John W (Member 10082501) on 1-Apr-2011
    Zeta I was National Service. National Service ended whilst I was still in, if only I had got a further years deferment I would have avoided it, but on balance it was part of life experience, and I have no regrets.

    I'm able to download lots of current British TV from the internet. Emmerdale, Eastenders, Corrie and many other great British series. From 'uknova.com' check it out.
    If you are inter... more >>

  • Re: general by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-Apr-2011
    helmsley north yorkshire..best wishes zeta john..eden camp famous museum of war base there..cant remember which base my cousin s motherinlaw was cook for during the war...he worked railway career hull.so kate came to london often visit us free travel.famous kings cross those stations have all been refurbished now...dont know the dales tv programme wonder if it was only shown by leeds network tv up... more >>

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Tudor Road School by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 15-Mar-2011
Do you remember someone coming around to the school and measuring our feet, my Mum said "stretch those toes" of course I didn't have to I took a 3 and I can't remember if we got 7 extra coupons or more   
  • Re: Tudor Road School by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 15-Mar-2011
    I went to North Road school and I do remember the class having their feet measured. I can't remember if children with feet under or over a certain size benefitted - I didn't come into the required category so no help towards my next pair of shoes!

  • Re: Tudor Road School by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 15-Mar-2011
    Hello Zeta i remember our feet and hight being measured at Lady Margaret Rd.

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    denis just got reply back straight away from lawrence....yes more the merrier.he has said today....I will let them know...if 3 tickets......free no cost ...heston community residents....thurs 7.30 pm...19 may......will find out exactly where,,must be the hall there...90 mins talk.....time for questions.....refreshments there.....powerpoint photos pictures...projector....importance of heston in bri... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 15-Mar-2011
    So sorry Yvonne, I've been so busy lately I have got behind with what's been going on with the Southall bunch. Just picked up about a meeting on 19 May, but regrettably I already have church meeting in my diary for that date. I'll try and keep up in future!

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    thanks phylis...was sure you would be busy..you are amazing with all the work you do and full diary...not to worry..will take notes..let you know all lovely bits........pity...lawrence remembers you well at the fete...he is clever chap..such nice person.....he is coming from leatherhead ..so he has a long drive home...like poor denis..talk 90 mins ..so..not too late...and off to motorway..take car... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 15-Mar-2011
    God bless Yvonne you really are a star look forward to it lets hope petrols not a £1000 a litre by then.

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    yes wicked price petrol..dont know what made me think late summer...ha....memory not good...read too much...take too much in then get less memory ..ha.....probably be at heston village hall..was fentons hall..in front of heston park new heston rd.along from british legion...it is the usual size village hall.reasonable size comfort......by the library swim pool. got car park there......there is a h... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    funny thing about tony he is not so connected to heston airport as others of us.but he likes it all....a feltham lad..so his back garden to the right... concorde used to go over down whole side of his garden 4pm quite regularily..double glazing early on put in....heathrow roads traffic they had to put up with......hounslow heath he walked played near him..river crane....and age 7 or so ....played ... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by John W (Member 10082501) on 15-Mar-2011
    Yvonne, I remember crowds of people standing on top of the mounds behind Wentworth Rd to watch a De Havilland Vampire Jet, piloted by Geoffrey De Haviland, land at Heston Airport.
    I have never heard any mention of this on the Board does anyone else recollect this?

    Here is a link to a web page that has a lot of interesting info about Heston Airport.

    http://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-no... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    thanks john will send it to our heston airport expert lawrence hole age 70 ish..lived just off the airport as child...archive of it all ever since..really serious study archive...nice person we members met at norwood green fete...he has us going to his presentation..talk projector etc 19 may..he lives leatherhead now....rare chance to hear all heston airport lucky to have the chance..heston hall.... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    yes denis mike..all.....for quick just put in pprune org aviation heston war aircrashes..in google and there..........a forum....thanks very much.........friend 80 yrs old sonia was bombeed out cranford lane .airport and fairy they wanted..she still lives there attends heston church every sunday.......said heston bit of..cranford lane war blocked off could not go down there.....thanks so much john... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 15-Mar-2011
    Thank John didnt know of G.DH landing a Vampire at Heston, also your crashes know of 1 Cranford Park and 2 Osterly park on approach or landing Heston will follow up.

  • Re: Tudor Road School by John W (Member 10082501) on 15-Mar-2011
    I'll be in the UK the month of July, but will be in Yorkshire the whole time. My wife's family live there, I have no close family in the south anymore.
    I met my wife when I was in the RAF stationed in Yorkshire.

    My cousins son recently retired from the RAF after 30 years, he was a Flight Engineer, flying in C130 Hercules aircraft.
    He had an interesting career flying all over the world, both... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by John W (Member 10082501) on 15-Mar-2011
    Looking closer at the PPRuNe web site I notice AWF118 is the same age as me and went to the same school, Norwood Green Juniors. I was there 1945 to 1948. I wonder if I know him?

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    john will send email off to lawrence hole now...he has been doing the forums etc all his life..lived meadow way..went through back fence into airport..has very professional archive all his life...age 70 ish...went to berkely school primary........age 7/10 into back of airport 1950 he talks of...be great for you 2 to talk so much in common....john w what surname....around july 10 saturday a date is... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by John W (Member 10082501) on 15-Mar-2011
    You can find me Friends reunited. Norwood Green School 1948. Heston Community School 1952.

    I haven't been able to find Southallboards on flickr

    I did contact you once through Friends Reunited.

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    oh thanks john..myself acres..will look find you...lawrence hole is on reunited berkely primary cranford lane heston.....so he would be so pleased to hear from you.......your email messages would come up to him..quickly....there...may 19th he travels from leatherhead to give his talk at heston....he works on his subject all the year.......about your age...but of course you came under southall for... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    john you asked flickr.....top left www.flickr.com......click enter...............click sign in............ID so type....southallboard31@yahoo.co.uk.............password so type.............middlesex31.................click sign in..............click photostream..............................there are 31 boards ...use each number going back to first board.......let us know if ok or problem......best wishes

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 17-Mar-2011
    Bob you want to check your spelling there is no e in canal you told Dear Yvonne to read before she writes just a thought

  • Re: Tudor Road School by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 17-Mar-2011
    Wow, Where and how did Len find the Martinware? I now look in fleamarkets and junk shops etc, but never found anything like it. Good luck to him.

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 17-Mar-2011
    Keith it goes under the hammer in April at Chiswick House Auction rooms

  • Re: Tudor Road School by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 18-Mar-2011
    Thanks Len, but did you find it at a car boot or a flea market? Or at a proper shop? Did the vendor know what it was? Most people don;t know the significance of Martinware. Last year I came up to London and saw a good display in Kingston museum which might be a permanent display.

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Mar-2011
    the borough ealing display at pitsanger has gone off site several yrs ago now..280 pieces..were donated by gundry who was born southall.and friends with them....but bad break in ..was lucky went there 10 yrs ago saw all the fountain from manor park and huge heavy greens of martinware fireplace..and cabinets all smaller items went back 2 yrs ago and empty rooms still locked.up..waiting for money f... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 18-Mar-2011
    OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR IN ALEXANDRA AVE DAUGHTER WAS BORN I936 IN FROGMORE NURSING HOME IN NORWOOD GREEN NEXT TO THE POLICE STATION

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THANKS TO YVONNE by Chris (Member 10220786) on 13-Mar-2011
I would like to take this ooportunity to say a BIG THANK YOU to Yvonne's ongoing contributions to this friendly site. Yvonne has worked tirelessly to keep the site going with interesting & thought provoking memories. Well done Yvonne.........you are our STAR !!! Chris x   
  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 13-Mar-2011
    I also second that. Thanks Yvonne for all the help you have given us all.

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 13-Mar-2011
    I think those two genlemen should apologise to our Yvonne for their remarks well done Chris and Pauline you are stars as well

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Mar-2011
    oh dont...lots love..you are great friends....tony just found freeview channel 301 on tv,,it was the radio 2 olivier awards over 2 hrs drury lane london...wonderful night of the best music and song.london stage and broadway...have found for phylis sally scarbrow if related to you 1950s with janet roberts .aspell..sheila.in southall park..photo on board27....,,and noticed some other things today wi... more >>

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 13-Mar-2011
    Yvonne please dont take these statments to heart we know the great worth you are to this site of ours and the amount of work you put in to it, as you said a short while ago what a helpful and polite site we have.

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 14-Mar-2011
    Just to add my thanks to Yvonne from you all-she is a tower of strength

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 14-Mar-2011
    Yes Yvonne thanks for all the info, Len is right those two chaps should apologise, very poor taste

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 14-Mar-2011
    sorry I mean Mike well alot of others too feel the same way, you do a good job.

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Mar-2011
    oh too shy to open site today..thanks and thanks also..to bob and fred...was so good to hear of dwellings next to oak pub...I have put your special info with my geneology and hope to hear more from you both....1950 perhaps new oak flats went up..did you see the old dwellings 13 of them in the 40s...nan and dad were number 13 mt pleasant..between the rec and the oak pub....youngest doll was 3 and t... more >>

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 14-Mar-2011
    Hi Yvonne that date late summer is that for Lawrences talk or N/Wood Green, is the talk by invitation only, thanks.

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by josie (Member 10235627) on 14-Mar-2011
    Hello Yvonne,just to say thank you for your input,keep up the good work..you are the backbone of this site..regards Josie June & Jimmy.

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Mar-2011
    dear denis when he lets us know will ask if 3 poss sure be ok let you know straight away see if you can fit it in...think he said late summer..good thanks...dear josie jimmy june..all very best to you thanks..photos new halth and library jubilee on our photos...big hug to jimmy june..travelling eye video film on google clever goes along western rd brent rd to king st....new dormers started build f... more >>

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 14-Mar-2011
    Thank you Yvonne thats very good of you.

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 14-Mar-2011
    Yes thanks for all your very interesting hard work Yvonne

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Mar-2011
    best wishes keith lovely to hear you......len bought a martinware...plymouth...now has it at chiswick auction....thats nice it has come home fulham and southall martin brothers they were...america may well buy it though/...lots canal water ways on tv lately...barge repairs etc..sunday was6.30 pm narrowboats..bob remember s 1940s 50s the swans nesting at that turning hole by old oak pub 202 hump br... more >>

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 14-Mar-2011
    The talk of canals brings to mind top locks we spoke of George Wimpey Lancaster Rd well thay had another dept at top locks and i belive there yard was on ground where the soap factory that later became the Martin bros. pottery

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by gina coles (Member 10198272) on 31-May-2011
    Hello
    I am new to this site but have realised straight away the dedication of Yvonne to it so thank you in advance for anyone I may manage to contact from my past. Gina

  • Re: THANKS TO YVONNE by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Jul-2011
    best wishes gina...........king st ..less known by north southall dwellers..on bus or bike..few times...many remember fire wolf..several lived near....yes unique site..such nice people...no others like it...and such lot chat memories southall and local...unique..special...keep memories coming...1st page people read daily...not get chance to read back much ..love yxx

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MR FALLON by Chris (Member 10220786) on 13-Mar-2011
YOUTH CLUB - TUDOR ROAD SCHOOL. Barbara....I remember MR FALLON with affection. He was a great leader of our Youth club at Tudor Road School. I attended the club during the late 1950's and last went there (just for a visit) in appx 1962/3. MR FALLON spoke very clearly & I seem to recall he had a child who was 'hard of hearing' and that is why he pronounced his words in order that other's could... more >>   
  • Re: MR FALLON by Barbara (Member 10258881) on 27-Mar-2011
    Hi Chris - Yes that's right my dad spoke very clearly to those who are deaf. The child you referred is me - I'm his daughter who is deaf. I have got the DVD of the youth club in Southall High Street - it looks fab! I will try and make a copy of it and let you know when I've done it, I can't promise when it will be done as things are busy for me at the moment. I am considering getting in touch wit... more >>

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General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 12-Mar-2011
Someone was talking about bread and mentioned Parkers, was that the bread shop just past The Three Horse Shoes, they had a big mauve bow as their logo, and I think it was one of the first shops to sell cut bread, you picked out your loaf and they cut it, am I right.   
  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Mar-2011
    oh yes so good to have crusty twist or bloomer or tin loaf and they cut it...wire cutting machine it shot through..my nan 1950s...would hold her large tin loaf at her cross over pinny..upright...and slice off from the top...with good serrated bread knife her slices...top of northcott ave west corner....1907 huge tall bakery probably flour mill high...very hot walls 1930s as was said..of ovens ..ba... more >>

  • Re: General by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 12-Mar-2011
    Parkers . Best bread in southall.

  • Re: General by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 12-Mar-2011
    John W . did you notice what i asked you? in Nostalga.

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 12-Mar-2011
    Zeta the bakers near the Three Horse Shoes was Hemmings Parkers were near Oswald Rd. Mrs Parker died last year aged 91 they still have a shop in Northfields in Ealing her sister lived in a bungalow in Allenby Rd.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Mar-2011
    thanks len..parkers so local near to us..used for decades by us..from top of alexandra ave along.....zeta newzealand to help difficult..wonderful your memory back long yrs.....oswald is near labour hall..along there....living bungalows allemby my 2 class mates parents there many yrs 1940s 60s..crank..yellow paint trim middle one and ...lynn on end one nearest dormers school.......your son perivale... more >>

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 12-Mar-2011

    CHRIS: This message was on the site. Thought you would be interested.

    Re: YOUTH CLUBS by Barbara (Member 10258881) on 7-Mar-2011
    Hi I'm new to this - I googled "Southall Youth Club" and got this website and the words "MR FALLON" (by member 10220786 - Chris on 3 Jan 2011) caught my eye. He's my father (sadly passed away in 1997) - he was indeed a club leader and the club he operated was abov... more >>

  • Re: General by Fred Gough (Member 10041641) on 12-Mar-2011
    What about List's Bakery on Broadway great bread although the actual headquarters & ovens were in Greenford. I worked there in 1965-66. Ted was the manager & Mrs Evans was the shop manager.

  • Re: General by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 12-Mar-2011
    Polite request Yvonne, can you read what you write, because I cant.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Mar-2011
    gazette today..from j oates borough librarians book..foul deeds borough ealing......nov 1941....similar to mott shootings at cumbria......this 31 yr old soldier shot several people chiswick.acton.perivale. then west ealing bruton way ...lady shot.......old bailey trial and life sentence.....plenty of photos put on boards this week..........

  • Re: General by Fred Gough (Member 10041641) on 12-Mar-2011
    I'm afraid I have to politely agree with Bob Burnard. Notwithstanding you enormous contribution to the site Yvonne, it is so tantalising when one reads 3 or 4 words & then is left to guess the total meaning of the sentence. I hope you understand.

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 12-Mar-2011
    There was also Price's Bakery on the Uxbridge Road at the top of Tudor road, and the yard's access was in Lancaster road. My brother was 13 and worked for the baker in 1949 on a Saturday morning. He met him at 8am, and the baker had usually loaded his cart by then. The cart was like the old style Hansom Cab, with two large cart wheels and shafts for pulling it along manually. There were also two ... more >>

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 12-Mar-2011
    Thanks for that Len, I wasn't sure - it did have a big mauve bow didn't or was that Parkers? also there was a greengrocers close by, those shops were quite old weren't they, I remember being sent to the greengrocers one cold January Sat morning, for something or other and I had to stay there for a while and when I eventually got home I had a new sister lying in Mum's big armchair, Jenny was adopt... more >>

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 12-Mar-2011
    I do remember Prices bread Pauline, we used to have that bread delivered, and I think it was horse driven, people used to go out with their buckets and collect the dung.

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 12-Mar-2011
    Hi Pauline, yes I remember now the style of Prices bread it was like a hansom and it did have handles you explained it very well, but I thought some did have horses maybe I got that wrong, a long time ago.

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 12-Mar-2011
    Yes, I remember the dung well Zeta. When you looked out of the window and saw a horse and a load of steam coming up, you grabbed your bucket and shovel and out you shot! Sometimes you were beaten to it, as everyone else wanted it for their garden as well.

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 12-Mar-2011
    You're right Zeta about the horse-drawn bakers carts. We had one in our road.

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 13-Mar-2011
    Zeta you were right about the greengrocers they were Jewish Pauline will tell you a story about them next door was Duvalcooked meat shop then Lewis's the sweet shop the son served you with white gloves at the greenngrocers

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 13-Mar-2011
    Len you have a wonderful memory, I can only remember the greengrocers, nice to know what the other shops were. I was home in 1970 and drove past those shops and all I can remember was an Indian dress shop with all the saris etc., By the way Len was it you that worked for Sperrys on the Great West Road or have I got that wrong?

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 13-Mar-2011
    Pauline tell me about the Jewish greengrocer shop just past the Three Horse Shoes, Len says you have a story

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 13-Mar-2011
    Zeta the greengrocers was near the Labour Hall I have been around a long, long, time I went to Tudor Rd. in 1931 then in the Navy 1942 demobbed in 1946 worked at Prices bakers left there and did 30 years on the Post Office retired in'86 spent 10 years at Ealing Magistrates Court I never worked at Sperry's I remember the Transport cafe near rhere do you remember Janszen they had a neon sign of a g... more >>

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 13-Mar-2011
    Zeta where are you living now? I live in Hayes

  • Re: General by thompson (Member 10241148) on 13-Mar-2011
    With regards to local bakers. There were originally two Parker brothers who in the late 1960s early 1970s fell out and I am not sure if it was Tom Parker who purchased Giltrows bakery in Hounslow.
    Peter List either became a local councillor for Greenford or an MP. Woodfords bakery was near the police station. Fowlers in Weston Road and a German/Austrian baker in KIng Street.Prices were a group w... more >>

  • Re: General by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 13-Mar-2011
    Zeta-a number of my friends from Southall Tech worked ar Sperrys-from~1945: David Wyatt, Eric Water, Howard Pullen

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 13-Mar-2011
    I'm so glad Len is back on the site. He remembers all the names of the shops we had forgotten. We were all queueing at this greengrocers during the war that Len mentioned - think it was called Franks, and a lady bought a load of vegetables and then asked if she could have some bananas. Frank said they were only for regular customers. With that, she tipped the whole lot all over the floor and promp... more >>

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 13-Mar-2011
    There were a couple of comments on the site about Yvonne threads we are not all Liz Jones or Peter Hitchens this is a friendly site I can remember someone looking for a relative back in the forties and Yvonne did a lot of spade work and got the result the lady was looking for we are grateful for your comments Yvonne

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 13-Mar-2011
    Zeta Yvonne told me you live in New Zealand I have friends on the North Island a place called Tauranga no doubt you have heard of Jason Donovan his father came from Southall Northcote Ave.they are in Australia

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 13-Mar-2011
    Thompson Parkers had four shops two in Southall the Broadway and Western Rd two in West Ealing one near BHS the other one as I said earlier in Northfields Ave. I past it last Wednesday on the way to Chiswick nobody has mentioned Coombes the bakers corner of Townsend Rd.

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 13-Mar-2011
    Zeta, as Yvonne mentioned above, there was a large Bakery right at the top of Northcote Avenue (shop front on the Broadway). The walls extended right down the road, and when I was a very little girl in the 1930's and we were walking home, my mother would say in the evening "Listen to the crickets". There were lots of them chirping, and when I put my hand on the wall it was hot - obviously from the... more >>

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 13-Mar-2011
    Hello Len, yes I live in Massey Auckland came out in 1955, and I have also lived in Australia for 8 years 1998 to 2006, yes I know Tauranga, go to a place not far called Mt Maunganui, lovely beaches, a great holiday spot.

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 13-Mar-2011
    Yes Len I remember coombes the bakers, I don't think Mum went there though, but I seem to remember cakes and donuts, also I don't know if you would remember a cafe down from the Hamborough Tavern, the shops stood back a bit large pavement, there was a chemist and then along a bit this cafe, and then the Italian greengrocers, well the chap that had that made the most fantastic flakey pastry, Mum u... more >>

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 14-Mar-2011
    Len you mentioned you lived in Hayes - whereabouts? I lived in Berwick Avenue moved there in 1935 Mum sold up in 1972.

  • Re: General by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 14-Mar-2011
    Zeta I remember that cafe his name was Jack he was very sruffy unshaven as you said had a fag inn his mouth his wife was Mary the greengrocers were the Guissepe there were Ann Netta and Hector the butchers was CF Freeman I live in South Hayes off North Hyde Rd I knew Berwick and Ashford also Delamere Rd the Trolley bus turned round there a woodyard called Davis opposite was Woof rubber works my em... more >>

  • Re: General by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 14-Mar-2011
    The subject of cafe's reminds me of Bobs cafe-on the other side of road to the Red Lion. Bob was, I,think, an ex marine commando. Very good grub1

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 14-Mar-2011
    Thanks for that Len, yes the trolley buses turned around at Delamere Rd, I was often thankful for that when the bus came along and said Delamere Rd only... do you remember what the other timber mill was across the road from Davis, do you remember Chicks the corner shop at the to of Delamere, he was a Jewish man they had the shop for many years

  • Re: General by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 14-Mar-2011
    I am sure List's were really based in Greenford. Parker's did have a shop in Uxbridge Rd, West Ealing

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Mar-2011
    timber mill across from davis..uxbridge rd.....hayes bridge south side seems to be victoria mills............john jack pearce garage western rd junction king st....photo 1960 with old petrol pumps and 3 racing cars outside..alloy wheels ferrari advert he had..another photo there now of ace cafe motorbikes north circular rd..........syd dean is excellent site in google..greenford northolt pony raci... more >>

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The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 11-Mar-2011
Did anyone go to the Drill Hall Dancing, late 40's there was a cafe nearby if I remember probably a transport caf.   
  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 11-Mar-2011
    Hi Zeta. Yes, my friend Mauvine and I used to go to the Drill Hall. It was very lively in the 40's. I was probably going there in 1946, and like you had to be in by a certain time. I can still remember how we used to stand on the edge of the dancing until you were asked for the last waltz - if you were lucky! Living in the same road we used to stick together. One tune I always remember was "Get yo... more >>

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 11-Mar-2011
    Was the cafe Frank's cafe on the other side of the road? My husband and I used to have steak and chips in there sometimes when we were courting. Dilys remembers it as well!

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Mar-2011
    again today southall on bbc tv news 1.20..and 6.35 tonight...read dot ron reception hambro arms hayes bridge ron dot moved in dudley flat with dot mum edith who brought 6 kids up on her own......so if dot family harrison were living hambro direction.wedding holy trinity.........so sarah harris reporter again..inside clarence st dheer who worked BA same time as carole..airport.....says drummers dan... more >>

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 11-Mar-2011
    Zeta the band was Billy Stewart my brother played the drums Billy played trumpet Charlie Holmes played at the Legion.

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Mar-2011
    pauline zeta....google says the theatre...ealing broadway....became cinema 1930s closed 1958...became shops..wh smith bookshop as I used....1880 started as lyric theatre then hippodrome palladium......photos on our borad29.....opposite north star pub..abc around the corner from it....bank is opposite it...traffic lights of buses coming out of station to mall ealing w5.........walpole old flea pit ... more >>

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 11-Mar-2011
    I'm getting confused over all this now Yvonne. Does it mean that there was a cinema on the same side as Lyons, but further along? I still can't remember going down a side street.

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Mar-2011
    the hippodrome palladium would have looked like old music hall..very tall high front .pointed roof elaborates.......in amongst row of shops north side ......as you go west to bentalls and sanders corners...changed to a cinema 1930s.......usually hr these weddings.in abbey....lovely music........but the procession balcony viewing etc,,,,nice long time on tv.....we saw on tv annes wedding at work.ac... more >>

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by John W (Member 10082501) on 11-Mar-2011
    Never went to the Drill Hall, but did go to the Ballroom upstairs at the Dominion cinema. There was also the Seagull on Lady Margaret Rd., and the Community Centre on Sunday nights. They all closed after a while.
    Ealing Town Hall had dancing Saturdays, I smile thinking of a sign they had there, "No Jiving or Eccentric Dancing" so Ealing.
    If we Missed the last bus we could catch the train from E... more >>

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 11-Mar-2011
    When I worked at EMI Hayes they held regular dances at Ealing Town Hall, and we all got tickets for the dance and were taken by coach. I had some fantastic times there and actually first clapped eyes on my husband to be. I later discovered many months later that he hated dancing!

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 12-Mar-2011
    Before the Drill Hall was built it was waste ground they had a fair on the site one of the main attraction was Dare Devil Peggy he would climb up a ladder and douse himself in petrol and dive into a tank of water Pauline and myself have mentioned this before re the Royal wedding Kate's Mother worked at Walkers the jewellers along the Broadway my Sister knew her I suppose my Sister is one of the ol... more >>

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by John W (Member 10082501) on 12-Mar-2011
    My cousin Pat worked at Walkers Jewelers around 1953/54. The manager, I can't remember his name lived on Wentworth Rd.

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by John W (Member 10082501) on 12-Mar-2011
    Pauline, several of my friends worked at EMI, they held dances at their social club on a Wednesday evening I guess around 1958/59, I was also dating one of the EMI girls at the time.

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 12-Mar-2011
    Thats right Pauline it was Franks cafe and I used to think it looked good, I never went in there.

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Mar-2011
    photos derelict feathers primary.and was sand pit.....also queens rd on board29...youtube films..london firebrigade southall all outside our old odeon cinema..dane rd spikes bridge...shock the playground very open bright plastic colours.1960 was still hedges plain enclosed area..tennis behind.canal tall thin trees backs of gdns...film of dane along road...journey without maps..travelling eye is fi... more >>

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by sheila iddenden (Member 10235498) on 12-Mar-2011
    the dances at ealing town hall were great we used to go there one week and the nextweek we would goto montque burton oppsite ealing braodway station I met my first husband at a dance at ealing town hall. i think we used to miss the bus most sats and end up walking from ths bus garage at hanwell quite awalk not one you would do now .but we didnt have any proplems.

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 15-Mar-2011
    I'm so pleased you found that old Cinema in Ealing Broadway Yvonne. When I tapped in London: Ealing Theatre I found two photos of the Ealing Theatre and Lyric Restaurant. The second photo down gave a view from our offices up high to the theatre across the road. Although it was an older photo, it all fell into place. Thanks for that.

  • Re: The Drill Hall Hayes Bridge by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2011
    thats it lyric restaurant...because it opened as the lyric thaetre so very long ago...so ornate victorian tall front.....1880s ...would have been musichall and plenty of classical theatre there,,,,,,ealing broadway queen of the suburbs,,,,,,,,queen victorias relatives living up castlebar etc......1850 early the railway brought the gentry in there,,,,,,,,,the groups in ealing so proud of the royal ... more >>

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Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 9-Mar-2011
My memory is making a raft, and getting to the other bank ,rear of Barnes Farm, (Noryh Hyde Lane) and scrumping apples, huge pears, victoria plums, and cherries.   
  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 9-Mar-2011
    Hi Bob we used to make rafts from oil drums we got from Edger Vaughans yard in Cranleigh grdns. Kingsbridge Cresnt. then cross the canal around Spikes bridge park.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    glad you remember barnes farm 3 acres now allotments..path from holly across clifford rhubarb field to rising sun pub 1928,,cranford lane rest family lived...1850 to 1980......tyler lindsey timberlake.langley meads.little.hamilton.....sonia age 80 said cranf lane cordoned off war .not to fairey and airport....loads bombs she bombed out rebuilt after war,,,my cousin there direct hit v bomb.on bike... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 9-Mar-2011
    Yes, Denis thats how we made them,drums and couple planks of wood,and tie them to secure them together, but we did once have a mishap when came undone. lucky it was not that deep.
    did you dredge also, our favourite place was side of Old Oak Bridge. Butchers hook on piece of rope, struggled one day to lift what i had hooked, had to get help, got it up, a bucket of hardened cement

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 9-Mar-2011
    Cant remember the name of the farm and orchards opposite Barnes Farm in North Hyde Lane.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    ok thanks bob..do you remember demolition st mary catholic orphanage and front parade ground 1952 southall lane at junction pub bridge of western rd.......all those that walked the common to western rd girls school.or brent rd factories like kealey biscuits.....or across the rec to featherstone rd boys school passed the swim pool...,,bulls bridge bit of old dry dock there on our photos...... furth... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by maggie shaw (Member 10255238) on 9-Mar-2011
    Just faint memories now, but when I was about six we lived in the flats in Cranleigh Gardens and used to play in the field that led to the Canal. I was always a bit afraid because the banks and the footpath had caved in in some of places but my brothers, I think, used to fish pike that mum would never cook because they tasted so muddy. Do remember huge horses pulling barges along to Top Locks, or ... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    yes horses pulling by rope barges...bridges have rope burn marks....canal field you went across probably durdans pk.or called george 5th field..to tow path curved bridge over canal to willowtree..old dock wharf marina...out to yeading........clean canals now ducks coots swans terns cormorants dive for fish,,,,,,but recent cocateels bright green take over..breeding like mad squork loudly....best wi... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by John W (Member 10082501) on 10-Mar-2011
    During the war the bridge over the canal at the end of western Rd had huge concrete blocks in the road, and Southall lane was a blocked, you had to have a pass.
    My Mother worked at Heston Airport during the war and biked there every day.
    There was pill box where the 105 buses turned round, which was converted into a cafe after the war where the bus drivers and conductors would take there break... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Mar-2011
    thanks so very much john....your memories of parade ground barracks old orphanage would be gt...the old boys and dads used to go war memorial huge cenotaph of names there every 11 nov..demolished 1952 aeradio BA tok the chapel.....orchard behind...were cows of boys farm.......turn of 105 now goes on to heathrow...jacks cafe was next to junction pub.......canal clean now....other parts even cleaner... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Mar-2011
    Yes Bob we dredged but like you never found anything but rusty bikes ect.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by John W (Member 10082501) on 10-Mar-2011
    If my memory serves me correctly. Boys dredging the the canal in Hayes found Mrs Maitlands bike.
    Mrs Maitlands was murdered in Cranford woods.

    As teenagers we would hang out in the park and play football after work. After that murder people stopped going there.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by John W (Member 10082501) on 10-Mar-2011
    Yvonne, the houses on Wentworth Rd were built around 1936. My parents paid £500 for their house.

    BEA had a training school for the cabin crew on the site of the old convent. My Mother worked there.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Mar-2011
    Hi Maggie do you remember the small bridge over the inlet from the canal at the back of Cranleigh Gdns.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Mar-2011
    thankyou john.......mrs maitland we had on site here few mths ago and her brothers daughter came on site to speak about it...so very sad....she would be interested to know bike was found.....grave is at heston church.....yes bea training there....aeradio 1960s on the corner,,,said office of the old chapel..felt was haunted.......1936 so good thanks info....just along there now convent way estate h... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Mar-2011
    I remember mear the B.E.A crew training building was another building with a B.O.A.C C

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Mar-2011
    Sould have said a Comet nose section for crew training.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 11-Mar-2011
    I've been reading up on Muriel Maitland, and evidently she had been missed from work on 30th April 1957, and her body was found three days later. Her coat was found in October of that year, and the bicycle was found in the Grand Union canal 300 yards from the murder scene in July the folllowing year. All very sad. It's true what John said. My husband's parents lived near to Cranford Woods and we o... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 11-Mar-2011
    Did thay ever catch anyone for the murder of Mrs Maitland.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Mar-2011
    dont think they did......the neice came on this site..few months back.........long page we did about another murder or was it 2...and man got caught for one....back 50' or so........so sorry neice and brother...sincere regards to you both....

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Fred Gough (Member 10041641) on 12-Mar-2011
    I also used dredge the Cut for anything useful & one day my mate Kenny & I hooked out a tandem frame, we added the wheels & everything from stuff picked up from Greenford Dump including a 3 Speed Sturmey Archer gear set, the only things we had to buy were inner tubes which we got from a bike shop near Mount Pleasant Ave (next door to Thumpin Tum) we rode that thing everywhere. I still love tandems... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by maggie shaw (Member 10255238) on 14-Mar-2011
    Hi Denis,

    No, don't remember the little bridge over the canal, memories are very vague. Do remember making little hidaways in the long grass in the field leading to the canal and also picking those tall pink wild flowers that grew everywhere. Our neighbours at the flats in Cranleigh Gardens were a nice family called Nichols, sons Peter and Bobby. The father was a photographer and took a ghastly... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Mar-2011
    hi maggie..you are a similar age to myself..photos of waste land off lady marg are on our boards..1953 coronation party about 15 children and parents.with stage and costumes...photos of cranleigh paddling pool etc there and jubilee gardens library.....we did have the coronation party at our gate west ave tressels..uncle fred dressed as a clown...at your canal there is the high curved bridge...near... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 14-Mar-2011
    Denis-I remember the footpath bridge over the inlet on the canal to which you refer.
    Pre WW2 the occasional barge docked there.
    On the banks were the ruins of a prison, used for German POW's during WW1 I was told.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Ronald Cox (Member 10259196) on 14-Mar-2011
    Denis& Maggie I knew the bridge as THE WHITE BRIDGE.At the end of the inlet there was a council dump and in the centre of it was a lot of water. It stank as I remember. The date would have been 1941/44. We caught newts & stickle backs in the Inlet.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by maggie shaw (Member 10255238) on 15-Mar-2011
    Yvonne, thanks so much for all those memories that I thought had been gone forever - sometimes one just needs a little jog and it all comes rushing back. Also remember street party for Coronation but in Gladstone Road where we lived with my grandparents, the Goodalls, at that time. Mum made me a fairy costume with yards of crepe paper and the wings kept getting in the way. I recall being very disa... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    maggie you are the first one in all these yrs since 1964.......to know remember my best friend marilyn pity you are far france.....sept 1960 we startes dormers...same class best friends 4 yrs ..A stream...marilyn came top class science...miss morris very academic did not approve ballet scholarship....thought saw her once near cats theatre.lloyd webber.called the new london theatre was cinema desig... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    maggie you have spured me on now,,,,yes 1964 after top of class A stream dormers marilyn won ballet rambert tremendous achievement scholarship..hong kong..think I heard as she travelled...ballet and dance...think saw her once......walking along from covent garden where new royal ballet rooms are...and cats had started at theatre nearby...we saw that ..it was so wonderful...marilyn was thin whispy.... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    she was very intelligent marilyn would easily have got A levels..and chance of university....but such god given talent ballet and from the age of 2/3 trained all her life long hrs.......we sat front row tried to keep up with her she had 1 point ahead of me in science and came top of class fischel..I leaned more towards ellis history..pity she was so excentric,,elderly but university she knew her s... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 15-Mar-2011
    Fred Gough writing about tandems has reminded me of a lad I once knew when both in our mid-teens who got fed up with me lagging behind when we went for bike rides so he decided a tandem would be a good idea. Neither of us earned much money but agreed we would go halves on buying an old tandem and then he would do it up and we could go out together. Come the day when all was finished and we started... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    ron mike denis....1940s map of canal along there..on our boards...shows the inlets so clearly..and zeta remembers coal there.....yes coucil dump..........have not seen white bridge along there ..the huge high curved bridge from durdans george 5th grounds there across to willowtree marina now....pond in the hole of the old brickfields...bits of concrete pillars from old ici ammo..or german area as ... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by maggie shaw (Member 10255238) on 16-Mar-2011
    Dear Yvonne,

    So glad I remembered your dear friend Marilyn. Funnily enough I don't really remember any other classmates from my two years at Dormers. Hope you manage to find what happened to her. Sounds quite a girl. Do recall Mrs. Ellis who would call us Barbarians when we misbehaved and Mrs. Fischl who I think was Austrian. A large lady called Miss Maynard taught domestic science I believe. ... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2011
    well wonder if paulines remembers if grubhams,,,sold salt chunk bit off to sell.....tv shows cone shapes...whether be salt or sugar......chunked off...wrapped at counter like sainsbury southall broadway would do cut cheese ham..and wrap brown paper in front of you,,,,,,,,wait again for reply from linda on reunited site,,,,,but feel sure 50% of those members..only went on as a novelty at millenium ... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 16-Mar-2011
    Hi Mike the footbridge was there in 1960 when we left Southall dont remember ruins P.O.W. camp but could have been overgrown but whent back 1970ish bridge gone.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 16-Mar-2011
    Yvonne you mention prefabs top Lady Marg. Rd a previous Thread mentiond Woodfords bakery his brother fred lived in these prefabs.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2011
    it says they filled in inlets.....have not seen much of it all there..in later yrs........prefabs yes much written of it supposed to be temporary...but saw them not far from greenford grammar up there for many yrs.....cold though not brick house protection...up that part area of northolt there..google says german prison war camp also.....the work they did helped after war some married english girl... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 16-Mar-2011
    Also does anyone remember a canal inlet opp side from from the footbridge nearer spikes bridge a line of sunken barges roting and full of reads.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 17-Mar-2011
    I didn't venture over that side of the canal Denis, but remember seeing the old barges sticking up. In my brother's autobiography he says "I was only allowed to go to the backwater of the cut where the hulks and ribs of old barges stuck up through the mud. It was quite shallow, generally abounding with reeds, and naturally alive with newts, minnows and sticklebacks. I wish it was still there as it... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    if you do make a bit of a time of it southall hesyon way on the talk day 19 may.......the hayes by pass goes off at glencoe into canal THERE....see boards of demolished wiillowtree pub.........tesco but go ahead into little new house estate....curve off right driving down lane into free car park marina...they filmed channel 5 soap opera there......full of colourful narrowboats....marina entrance c... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 17-Mar-2011
    Pauline i think the inlet with the barges is still there but its been filled in, used to be alsorts wildlife there, Dragonflys alsorts of birds, in summer we caught slowworns legles lizards now protected kept them for a few days and let them go would live quit happy for a day or two in your shirt pocket due to the warmth.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 17-Mar-2011
    Pauline could i ask where you lived then, also the name of your brothers book would like to read.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    just seen it on google...photos film..panorama..map location.dane rd..spikes to durdans curve bridge and 1940 map of several inlets........type willowtree marina..........history..filming..etc...several sites on page.......rosie and jim tv was filmed there...google says several places that inlets were filled in.....marina has tow path ..open wood lattice.curve bridge along tow path narrow boats sw... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    nice site in google..........borough hillingdon walk...bulls bridge to yeading........ealing and hillingdon always do walks..free booklets and trail footpath markers...............3 mls 2half hrs...drink at hambrough pub and willowtree marina...ha........1794 canal no locks for speedy....dog rose elderberry..black sloe gin fruits..cow parsley michaelmass daisy...brookside and across to industry pu... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    the OS map of 1940 canal is on board26..hippodrome palladium cinema board25 will put all on 31..........shows spikes bridge spikes park...east side goes cranleigh gns kingsbridge ave close..entry into durdans pk........the inlet shows there at back of cranleigh gdns JOSIE DILYS know that area....shows canalinlet at durdans works............tow path along there still has industrial estate buildi... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 17-Mar-2011
    Hi Denis, My brother didn't write a book, but a huge autobiography which I still haven't fully read. It's such a comfort for me, as he died just before I came on to this site. He wrote about things in our own family which I didn't know, although he was five years younger than me. He was an Art and craft teacher for many years, starting at Mellow Lane School in Hillingdon. His name was David Hackma... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    will look at the exhibition thankyou pauline..good wishes...mellow lane I went to.on a library visit..1980s it grew specialised in IT...night school and IT technicians worked shifts everynight adult classes.....mrs lelitia foot my english teacher librarian..was at mellow lane 1950s before she came to us..she lived long lane with her 3 children although a cheshire woman,,,she spoke well of mellow..... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    it is slendid pauline..full screen.I have always loved the heritage of chimney stacks...value going back to henry 8th of ornate prestige chimneys tudor ones etc..manor house southall.has..and one photo 1900 down king streets shows old ancient crooked chimney stacks..fascinating...so good with wood engraving..texture.....my libraries always specialized in art craft...I loved books of structures arc... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    dear pauline...may be under ashmoleon museum archive..looks like his DCH in right corner...marine graveyard....it is very fine indeed..marvellous....wood engraved such texture,,detail..like fading history of cluster..coal fires chimneys...clever interesting subjects..the brickwork interests me ..my 4 generations brickies builders.....my uncle came back to west ave from egypt palestine war got mala... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 17-Mar-2011
    Glad you liked it Yvonne. Yes, you're right about his Collections. Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford, and also Hunt Institute for botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA, plus annual touring exhibitions of Society of Wood Engravers. He also did some beautiful lino-cuts and did two pictures each for me and my two sisters not all that long before he died. One of Chinese Lanterns and the other of the Mauve I... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 17-Mar-2011
    Thank you Pauline sorry for your loss, a very talented person.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    lovely the idea of iris your northcote..ave...lino cuts for you both..wonderful to have of him,,,,,,,,saw his name for botanical....but could not see his work....was long list of botanical...maybe that google site does not show it...but his name clearly there for watercolour wonder if I saw....love his sign...neat..DCH,,,,marine graveyard my favourite...reminds me of dungeness...we enjoyed..rye ho... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    yes the hunt institute botanical document journal..usa..international...he is listed under england.....love going to kew for their displays of botanical art..iris are a favourite..lovely for you 2 to have his work and pass down.......and of course you and dilys tell us of the old barges descriptively sticking out of mud decay old canal...so history of old industry changes...going into portsmouth i... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2011
    just got the sunlite lanterns 12 international exhibition usa.2002.says......lovely the light...shade effect..linocut..such goog effect of light....my cousin was born in west ave march 1936...he was the one ...all of us proud of him .did so well.75 now yorkshire.not in best health....but was ok healthy life..it was just the birth that could have gone wrongly,,nan had had 7 herself but this grandso... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 18-Mar-2011
    Yvonne - your cousin and my brother David born the same year 1936! A very memorable year - George V died, Edward V111 abdicated and George V1 proclaimed King!

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Mar-2011
    thanks pauline had feeling was same yr as your brother and remember you said health...helping your mum you helped and your dear brother that time..not always easy times...doctors brought in..rememeber you were all very good....we were so lucky 50 s nhs etc....my aunt born 1914..married holy trinity age 20 never told anything...we laughed...first yr preg..from where we laughed...she refused to have... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 18-Mar-2011
    Pauline-the year before(1935) was the Silver Jubilee of George 5th. I was in the huts at North Road Infant school, and we had a class party!

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Mar-2011
    wonder if it is the gazette coming to north rd for the 1937 photo huge class looks 50 in full classroom with teacher........with our jean of australia sitting under the photos of coronation eliz bertie.....the southall local paper and printers was so near the school just at high st .......photo of the old school tuck shop sweets on corner of the passage..and the years of black railings........the ... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 19-Mar-2011
    What a lovely surprise Yvonne to see my brother David's work on Southallboard21. They are lovely. Thank you so much - you are a star!

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 19-Mar-2011
    Sorry, I should have said Southallboard31. The old girl's losing it!

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Mar-2011
    so glad you liked it..was worried if ok.....I love the texture and light....and skill.....the southall lads.leaned towards art...our john..engineer exams diagrams etc....in leisure...reading or sketching long hrs oil tankers ships abroad...he enjoyed so much art..portraits a favourite....bought items duty free like binoculars cameras,,gt photos albatros following the ship...age 11 my history exerc... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 19-Mar-2011
    Hi mike i spent 2yrs. in the huts at north road.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by dennis legge (Member 10258800) on 20-Mar-2011
    I remember Catching Gudgeon in the Canal near Spikes Bridge on a Saturday night, then using them for Live Bait on Sunday when Fishing for Pike at Pits near Staines, with 2 mates Stan Bowie & Johnny Wright, who lived in Spikes Bridge Road. This was in 1949/50 HAPPY DAYS

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2011
    best wishes our other dennis..penton lock weir husband and his dad went fishing your years...nice island in the thames there....big lock is electrically operated there...hanwell fight of locks they are paying for new oak gates....spikes we all used...your 2 friends might be on free site friends reunited.....just type names in....

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by dennis legge (Member 10258800) on 20-Mar-2011
    Thanks for that Yvonne, I have had no luck with Stan Bowie, but Johnny Wrights Sister contacted me and said he was in Australia somewhere with his own Boat Fishing all day long. Some have all the Luck.

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2011
    try stan bowie in name place on friends reunited....if he has a computer.....uncle of northcote ave west ave went cycle to runnymead..for his fishing....1947 he went from prefabs golflinks est to fishing with charlie bridges of fleming rd.......husband tony had some fish bate in tin at his bedroom .lived by hounslow heath ..loads open fields river....noise up came scampering mice..up in his bedroo... more >>

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 22-Mar-2011
    Denis: I also spent two years in the huts-teachers Miss Curtain., and a much older lady, Miss Adams. She taught the boys ro raise their cap when they met a lady!

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 22-Mar-2011
    Micheal nothing like that happend when i was there 1954/56

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 22-Mar-2011
    PS Then went to Dormers 1956/58

  • Re: Memories of Grand Union Canal. by Tony Curnock (Member 10266647) on 23-Oct-2011
    My Name is Tony Curnock. Thomas (tom) Curnock,Wharfinger) was my Great Great Grandfather. I am looking for any information on the Curnocks during there time in Southall

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Nostalga by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 9-Mar-2011
Talking about food, we had a greengrocer lived opposite us in
Berwick Ave Mr Willis, he had a horse and cart and came round every week with fresh veges, and then there was the winkle man on Sundays Mum would go out with a pot and get winkles, jellied eel and mussels, lovely
  
  • Re: Nostalga by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    nan enjoyed jellied eels till she was very elderly.invalid..mind bones...sunday tea table..men brought all home from lunchtime pub..cockles with bread butter..we dug them up on holiday 1960 falmouth landlady cooked them.........shrimps.whelks.needle get blackhead off winkles........still down coast seaside little dish........and at fresh fish section supermarket...wills goes newz australia next we... more >>

  • Re: Nostalga by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-Mar-2011
    I remember Arthur Nurse used to sell cockles, winkles and jellied eels outside the Northcote pub at the weekends. My dad used to bring home some cockles and winkles - not that we got many of the winkles! Although I liked the cockles, you had to wash them such a lot to remove all the grit. I think Len mentioned once that he lived in Alexandra Avenue. My dad also brought a crab home once, but I didn... more >>

  • Re: Nostalga by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 9-Mar-2011
    Yvonne do you remember me telling you I bought a Martinware charger for £300 I took it to Chiswick auction to-day for a valuation it is going under the hammer for between £800 to £1500 with a reserve of £800 the auction is April 5th

  • Re: Nostalga by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    yes remember len good luck...very best wishes to you

  • Re: Nostalga by John W (Member 10082501) on 10-Mar-2011
    Tompsons greengrocer on Western Rd, I worked there as boy delivering veggies on one of those old bikes with a small front wheel and a big basket.
    I can remember going out in all weathers even snow for 17s a week. good money in those days, more than a paper route.

  • Re: Nostalga by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Mar-2011
    there is film of going western rd on google from brent rd to king st...old western rd girls school..new feathers primary..........film called travelling eye video,,,buses couple rows shops...also street view google and aerial google...several of us have enjoyed

  • Re: Nostalga by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Mar-2011
    PAULINE DILYS all.....southall lived off lady marg rd went to that school and greenf grammar .1960s70s.tim lott on this morning show tv 11.30 today..spoke of his southall bk and mum illness....he looks same as our photos of him...books covers etc on our boards....scent dried roses.etc

  • Re: Nostalga by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Mar-2011
    Tim Lott lived Ascot Gdns.

  • Re: Nostalga by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 10-Mar-2011
    Denis- mention of Ascot Gardens reminds me I had a boy-surname Milward-in my class at Southall Tech(1942-1945). He house had been damaged by the landmine which fell nearby in 1940.

  • Re: Nostalga by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Mar-2011
    bbc tv news 1.30 today KATE southall.....filming the streets...brian west neighbour went holiday camp with kates gran dot and ron....he had bbq southall with them..photos.....lady who lives in clarence st now with 3 children rajakumars......film of dudley rd flat carloe lived to 12 yrs old feathers school...then to norwood rd.......filmshot of queens rd SIGN.nearby......but they forgot kingsbridge... more >>

  • Re: Nostalga by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Mar-2011
    Michael this is the landmine we spoke of before Lady Margaret/ Labunum Grove. remember playing in the houses that were built to replace the ones demolished by the landmine must have been 1949/50 i was 6/7 yrs.

  • Re: Nostalga by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 10-Mar-2011
    John, Did you know colin Jones who worked for a butchers in western Rd, who also rode a bike with small front wheel and basket on front, and he lived in brent Rd.

  • Re: Nostalga by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 18-Mar-2011
    KEITH I BOUGHT IT AT A AUCTION IN PLYMOUTH I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT PUT A BID NO ONE KNEW WHAT IT WAS THE VALUATION CHAP SAID IN TWENTY FIVE YEARS NEVER SEEN A CHARGER LIKE IT THERE IS A RESERVE OF EIGHT HUNDRED POUNDS

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pubs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Mar-2011
just noticed bob gave us sutty landlord old oak pub canal northhyde..1937 industry pub yeading mr barty.waggon horses 1937 hayes alf buck.white lion white st gaswks 1937 parsons.wolf canal 1937 w lewis..old oak canal 1914 tom potter 1926 jethro dines..1937 victory king st george savill..hambrough henry drake.1937...redlion..old photo today on board..1926 reid.1937 carr.......3 tuns 1937 george sta... more >>   
  • Re: pubs by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 8-Mar-2011
    Dont know where the old North Star was situated. Only place I can think of was down North Hyde Lane on rt/Hand side just before Holly Farm Rd, which was demolished to make way for the Ringway estate. The North Star opposite Thorncliffe school was my fathers watering hole. I spent many an hour looking thru the window at him drinking, me with glass of lemonade and packet of Smiths crisps. (who i lat... more >>

  • Re: pubs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Mar-2011
    new north star still there large lays back front car park on corner..opposite thorncliffe school .thorncliffe rd to norwood greem...opposite pub little row couple shops....good on street view.....yes old north star photo of it and row of od bricklayers cottages attached to it...right as you say on right corner there as sharp turn northhyde lane...golfcourse..off there which was gravel pits.heston ... more >>

  • Re: pubs by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 8-Mar-2011
    Yes , I remember now.What confused me, is you mentioned that it was near to the Old Oak Bridge.I know ringway well.My best man lived there.

  • Re: pubs by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 9-Mar-2011
    Thanks Yvonne for the photo of the Wagon and Horses, lovely old pub

  • Re: pubs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    the ealing hanwell old photos pubs are on board28/30..and red lion old cottages high st southall there etc etc.

  • Re: pubs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    john pearce racing car garage on board29 photo with decriptions..junction western rd and king st 1960s...yes bob......ahead of oak bridge old north star..gdad acres akers born there family 1870 to 1960 there number 5 and 10 sweet shop 1914 cottage attached to pub...photo on boards here....do you remember anything please..cottages at pavement rd edge.doors along....bit of back garden yard he plante... more >>

  • Re: pubs by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 9-Mar-2011
    We used to buy wide wheels, raceing tyres off J.A.Pearcs in the 1960 for Ford Anglias we tuned up. There garage was the old Flexmans garage.

  • Re: pubs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    1960 old b/w photo on board29..couple old petrol pumps outside with 3 little racing cars...says his advert said ferrari superfast engines..wheels magna made by pearce alloy.....photos there

  • Re: pubs by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-Mar-2011
    It's a shame that picturesque Waggon & Horses has gone, but however many times we hear that this pub and that pub has been demolished or boarded up, we still have the memory of it in our minds. Fortunately for us, we have all our Southallboard Photoboards to refresh that memory.

  • Re: pubs by John W (Member 10082501) on 10-Mar-2011
    The New North Star opposite Norwood Green Juniors.
    I had an accident there on my first motorcycle. I was 16 years old with L plates and knocked a man off of his bike. Fortunately no one was hurt.

  • Re: pubs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Mar-2011
    that sharp bend new north star lays back with car park in front....thorncliffe school opposite...my family lived towards heston just there...goes over m4 motorway now then to right meadow way..1960to1980 lived....behind the TA centre hall there..opposite elm tree pub still open....library swim pool......row shops along up to vicarage farm rd,,,was fenton hse heston hall now doctors surgery

  • Re: pubs by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 10-Mar-2011
    Strange that John W , i had a motor cycle accident about there to,came round bend from Heston opp North Star, Parked car decided to pull out.

  • Re: pubs by John W (Member 10082501) on 10-Mar-2011
    That was a confusing intersection, because coming down North Hyde Lane the road bends to the right, just where it merges with Thornecliffe Rd. It was unclear who had the right of way. Perhaps it is signed now.

  • Re: pubs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Mar-2011
    we turn right there ok now...goes smoothly to heston..elm tree pub junction new heston rd..over motorway now m4..........if not turn right...then thornicliffe goes straight on to norwood green.......norwood green fete every july is marvellous that goes back so many years.....

  • Re: pubs by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 10-Mar-2011
    John forgot to say my accident happened 3am in the morning.

  • Re: pubs by John W (Member 10082501) on 11-Mar-2011
    You were certainly unlucky to have someone run into you at 3:00am Bob. probably the only two people on the road at that time

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North Road residents by roycouch (Member 10232168) on 8-Mar-2011
You`re right Mike ! The Aubery`s lived at No 107 at the junction of North Avenue and North Road. Mother and Father were Albert and Rose,.five houses down from the Rabsons at No 117. Between them was Woodlands Court, which replaced a rather large house which was demolished. Do you remember it ?   
  • Re: North Road residents by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 8-Mar-2011
    Roy-thanks for that. Seem to remember Rose being pregnant in her 40's. There was also Joyce.
    When we lived in Townsend Road(up to 1933) we lived nect door to another group of Aubreys-they were Salvation Army. The Rabson's I remember well from the son-"Monkey Rabson." He used to run up behind some unsuspecting girl, lift her skirt, with a cry of "oooh pink/blue etc knickers." Hope he grew out of ... more >>

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Marks family by roycouch (Member 10232168) on 7-Mar-2011
With reference to the e-mails regarding the Marks family, are they any relation to the Marks that lived at No 101 North Road, next to Etherington`s the hardware shop ?   
  • Re: Marks family by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Mar-2011
    for those who like race cars..........john a pearce 10 western rd 1960 and other.....old petrol pumps out front southall garage ltd with 3 race cars there..made alloy magna wheels..advert ferrari superfast engine,,junction king st with st john on corner.....photos also on boards mk engineer queens rd southall by railway.millimg turning...madera......all boards ok now was only sunday evening..not..... more >>

  • Re: Marks family by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 7-Mar-2011
    Roy- if I remember that family correctly there was lad a few years younger than us? Also seem to remember part of the Aubrey family living along there somewhere.

  • Re: Marks family by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 16-Mar-2011
    I remember a Rob Marks who lived in North Road. He was going out with Betty Rosoff from Shelley Crescent. That would have been in the 1950's.

  • Re: Marks family by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 16-Mar-2011
    Phyl-By some extraordinary coincidence, my life long friend Howard Pullen married Sheila(Gay) Rossoff.Sheila I am sorry to say is no longer with us. Small world1

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