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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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Tudor Road School by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 6-Mar-2011
Me again Pauline, do you remember a Miss Ball at Tudor Rd, she lived in Delamere Road? Yvonne has put the photo of the PNEU but it is not very clear sorry about that.   
  • Re: Tudor Road School by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Mar-2011
    it is on zeta friendsreunite site..will try put it on board23 this morning

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 6-Mar-2011
    No, I remember the name Miss Ball, but I just can't place her Zeta. Miss Jones was the one I always remember - she was a very good teacher, but I was scared stiff of her. She was always making herself up in the classroom. I can see her now getting her compact out and powdering her face! She used to take us for physical training and made us hop around like frogs in the freezing cold playground in o... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 6-Mar-2011
    Should have said Mrs Jones. My brother David liked her as he used to do lots of little jobs for her as she lived in Beechcroft Avenue. She was a good source of his pocket money.

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 6-Mar-2011
    Although we lived in North Road when I was five, for some reason in the autumn of 1933 my mother tried to get me into Tudir Road school. One day she took me to see Miss Hannet, with a view to getting me into the school until Christmas. We were ushered into Miss Hannet's office. Mum asked whether it would be possible-to my surprise and horror, Miss H "Well of course Mrs Braden-come along with me Mi... more >>

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 9-Mar-2011
    Hi Pauline I remember Miss Jones, we had netball, I played centre being tall, I was scared stiff of her too because I am left handed and if we played rounders I would do everything wrong.

  • Re: Tudor Road School by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-Mar-2011
    Although we were both scared of Miss Jones Zeta, she did have her good points. I can remember she made a lovely Macaroni Cheese for a girl in our class who came from a very poor family in Norman Avenue, and two of us had to take it home for her. I've always thought how kind it was!

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Bankside Road by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 6-Mar-2011
Hi Pauline I see you mentioned that you lived in Bankside for a while, do you remember the name MARKS, there was a chap called HAPPY MARKS, his mother lived there and Happy moved to Delamere Rd and I think when his father died the mother moved in with Happy, he later moved to New Zealand.   
  • Re: Bankside Road by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 6-Mar-2011
    No, I don't remember a Happy Marks Zeta. I was only five when we left Bankside. I can vaguely remember when my brother David was born and other bits and pieces. Remember listening to the barges chugging along at night carrying their cargo and seeing the magnificent shire horses pulling the barges along in the daytime. Seeing lots of poor tramps and my mother giving them an old pair of socks and so... more >>

  • Re: Bankside Road by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Mar-2011
    zeta..everybody...on friends reunite there is places..streets..long lists members at streets..numbers they lived at..if marks is there......zeta hay.stanley photo on 23........walking along that ledge ..photos on our boards those windows are small.....the revamp whole area google says preservation on bankside..one of the oldest row of cottages.they speech of the parlour there....brickfields were o... more >>

  • Re: Bankside Road by Suzanne (Member 10018362) on 6-Apr-2011
    It's interesting to see that you lived in Bankside - I live there now. My family has lived here for 30 years - would we have known you, Pauline?

  • Re: Bankside Road by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Jul-2011
    suz.........pauline may not have seen this far back....she was bankside as young child to about later 30s...then northcote ave to about late 40s...opposite 144.....down end....thought by you suz...also stevens bunce families...by you....

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Private Schools by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 5-Mar-2011
I Pauline, you remember the teachers names at the PNEU, me I can't remember any of them, but I do have a photo of us all dressed up I guess for a show that was put on probably for the parents, I will send it in. I also went to Greggs Commercial College in Ealing from 1945 to 1948.   
  • Re: Private Schools by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 5-Mar-2011
    Zeta-my cousin,Pamela Spikins may have overlapped with you at Greggs.

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 5-Mar-2011
    Sorry Zeta, I didn't ever go to the PNEU. I should have said it was Tudor road school I was referring to.

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 6-Mar-2011
    Zeta, I was also working in Ealing Broadway in 1946 at the Car & General Insurance Company when you were at Greggs School. We were in the building at the top and looked across to Lyons & Co. We used to wave at two Danish boys who were studying at a Business school in Ealing. I did go out with one and he wrote to me when he went back to Denmark. I can still remember his name and address in Denmark ... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 9-Mar-2011
    Hi Pauline, I remember Lyons we used to go there at lunch time, and get a buttered roll, a Lancashire Hot Pot, oh they were lovely. I worked in Woolworths in Ealing Broadway when I was 14 on a Saturday for pocket money, got 10 shillings for the day.

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    worked woolies 19 weeks saturdays age 15 1964 £1..ha..gone up...paid for dormers school trip salzburg..train b and b...tour place...we girls were moved out of square..found out sound music being filmed..ha..6th form we went to see it leicester sq new huge screens dolby sound quad or something......kings speech excelllent in comfy new cinema now...was wonderful...mozart and beethoven...filming set... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-Mar-2011
    Just to think Zeta, you could have been eating in there while my friend and I were looking at you across the road. I can still see those large Gold emblazoned letters J. Lyons & Co. We usually went to the ABC just around the corner, opposite Ealing Broadway Station. Mostly we took sandwiches and sat on a little green somewhere - can't remember whereabouts it was. As for Woolies in West Ealing I us... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    little green probably just north of abcfeathers pub there...is haven green..often taxi rank corner there......lots have had lunch there big trees edging...buses wait 65 there for kew...opposite station......other green is across rd from abc.....then down south opposite was bentalls sanders..to walpole pk and green out front..often used for lunches....

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-Mar-2011
    Thanks Yvonne - Haven Green does ring a bell. It's strange you can remember some things quite clearly and others not at all. I remember that although we all went in to work, we were allowed to go to the little cinema across the road in Ealing Broadway to watch the film of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in November 1947. Not much work got done that day!

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Mar-2011
    lovely to see the wedding apparently wet day november....little one bond st across rd...is that old one..they preserved the ornate front....on display around the side now...was the original old cinema ealing broadway,,,...tv today and we have these modern royal weddings...music is always lovely and surprise to see the nice dress...zara edinburgh kirk 30 july then holyrood palace.....friday 29apr... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by John W (Member 10082501) on 10-Mar-2011
    Does anyone remember the name of the Motorcycle parts shop on Bond St. I remember a long queue on Saturday morning waiting to get parts.
    I think it might have been called Kays but I'm not sure.

    Any old motorbikers out there?

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Mar-2011
    bond st old little rd off broadway ....old cinema down bottom on right west side........on tv few months ago....little old shop I went in 1970s......he came on tv said in family 100yrs....electronic bits were radio parts...windows always piled high..little parts for everything electrical etc....one of the oldest shops in family run was on tv.......

  • Re: Private Schools by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Mar-2011
    Hi John the motorbike shop was K of Ealing

  • Re: Private Schools by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Mar-2011
    Did you know John that Kays had half the cellers in that row.

  • Re: Private Schools by John W (Member 10082501) on 10-Mar-2011
    Now you mention it, I do remember the m/c parts dept was downstairs, the queue would be all the way up the stairs. They also sold drawing instruments on the first floor I believe.

  • Re: Private Schools by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 10-Mar-2011
    Thats right John i remember the slow move down the stairs Saturday morning.

  • Re: Private Schools by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 11-Mar-2011
    Hi Pauline I remember going to that cinema in Bond Street, I seem to recall it had a tin roof and when it rained you could hear it, it may have been damaged in the war, what was the name of that drapers they sold curtains etc., on the other corner, was Sandersons!!!!!

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Mar-2011
    on the corner next to old cinema...YES I went in there 1970 bought candlewick spread good sale on cheap......long time now it is oneill pub restaurant and looks like high flats above ...may be B and B.hotel................but at broadway....big corners was bentalls sayers north corner and opposite south corner sanders huge store 100ys..lilley skinner shoe shop other corner.........big church spire... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 11-Mar-2011
    It's strange Zeta, I've probably got it wrong, but I thought the cinema we went in to watch the wedding of Elizabeth and Phillip was opposite our offices in Ealing Broadway - further along.
    It was a long time ago though 64 years!!

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Mar-2011
    big one in the broadway...there many yrs modernised etc.....on our photos etc last couple yrs..scaffolding......council says in gazette slow but process new screen complex there.......opposite town hall....registry office wedding steps........on uxbridge rd by bus stop........many have used that so many yrs ....more modern than the very old one down bond st.....1947 the modern uxb rd one was bound... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 11-Mar-2011
    No, Yvonne, it definitely wasn't as far down as the Town Hall. We were running across to the one I remember several times in the day.

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Fairey Aviation Hayes by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 5-Mar-2011
Val mentioned that he worked for the Fairey Aviation, I remember going there dancing, when Ted Heath was becoming popular, and bands were copying him, did anyone go there?   
  • Re: Fairey Aviation Hayes by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 5-Mar-2011
    I went there with my friend Mauvine when we were about 15 plus. We got inside and there were loads of American GI's jitterbugging and throwing girls up in the air and over their hips. It was very noisy. I remember we only stopped in there for about half an hour watching it all, and then decided to go home!

  • Re: Fairey Aviation Hayes by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 6-Mar-2011
    Hi Pauline, I went to the Fairey when I about 15 too, had to be home by 10 and it was hard to leave, I loved the big bands. Talking about Tudor Rd, Pauline, did you remember Miss Ball, she lived in Delamere Rd.

  • Re: Fairey Aviation Hayes by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Mar-2011
    AEC.......photos board28....others on other boards.........key to aerial photo..aec...millwright....etc...24 sept 1940 bomb hit service area..aec.took 6mths get back to normal...night shift went in shelters nobody hurt.......today for first time ever cant get board25 back to first board.....26 to 30 ok....dont know why...try tomorrow if get chance

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Private Schools by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 4-Mar-2011
I went to the PNEU in 1938 and left when the war broke out - to Tudor Road.   
  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 4-Mar-2011
    You were a bit behind me Zeta as I was there in the Infants in 1936. No doubt you remember the dreaded Miss Hannett the Headmistress, with grey hair tied in a bun at the back, with pursed lips, and very fond of using the cane in the Assembly Hall in the morning. In the Juniors do you remember Mrs Jones a Welsh teacher, Miss Green, Miss Rumming - who used to teach in the hut, Miss Kingsnorth and Mi... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 4-Mar-2011
    In defence of Miss Smith, she was a wonderful storyteller, and every lesson we had with her, she finished reading a bit more from one of her books. We all sat absolutely spellbound while she read. She also taught a bit of history at times, and on one occasion she said that what she was going to tell us was very important. She said "James V1 of Scotland became James 1 of England". If she said it on... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 4-Mar-2011
    Zeta-the boy next door to us, Richard Pannell went to the PNEU school, as did his friend from Palgrqave Avenue,George Southall

  • Re: Private Schools by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 6-Mar-2011
    I remember Miss Trent but not the others, when I visited Tudor Rd in 1994, the headmistress showed me around and the assembly hall was exactly the same, the only difference was the gas lights had gone, I looked into my old classroom in the corner, very nostalgic.

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 6-Mar-2011
    Zeta how wonderful to see inside Tudor road school. I can remember looking out of the front window of our class to the top of the road. Do you remember the Alphabet on the right-hand side of the wall on long posters? A for Apple (and a picture) B for Bear C for Cat etc. We had to go through it all every single day. The little milk bottles we had with a straw - ice coming out of the top in the wint... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Mar-2011
    the schools do try and show old students around..deputy head said I could go o doormers...write phone email date they can manage it and sure they would show you round hall corridors etc tudor now....new organ st george..etc...

  • Re: Private Schools by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 9-Mar-2011
    Hello Michael, I don't remember anyone at the PNEU, which is a shame, the photo I have didn't come out very well, I must try and do it again, it's a bit faded.

  • Re: Private Schools by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 15-Mar-2011
    Can somebody tell me what PNEU stands for, I gather it was a school but I cant remember it. h e l p!!

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    best wishes jean...parents national education union...it is on friends reunited site.......think only 20 left in the country now...one at rickmansworth by ruislip middx.........infants young was it 4yrs old......think southall closed 1939....it was by holy trinity church off uxbridge rd there opposite southall pk.....zeta went there then onto tudor rd primary...mikes 2 friends around north rd...we... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 15-Mar-2011
    Yvonne, thanks for the prompt reply - I was delving into my poor old brain but couldn't come up with it.
    I know now, thanks a lot. Jean

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 15-Mar-2011
    Jean - I know this is nothing to do with Private Schools, but thought of you yesterday when I had a letter from an old neighbour of mine in Langley to say that the lovely old pub "THE HARROW" in Langley Village has closed, and there is to be a takeaway! I know you would remember it, just past the War Memorial. It had such a huge forecourt.

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    jean on google some of them took them at 3 yrs old nursery.......today we have lots of that...2 parents working....but not so many in the 30s.....but busy times southall in the 30s.....growing factory office ever expanding town..rail and canal.main trunk route road to london..with more main routes roads growing nearby.....3 yr olds start.it has proved many yrs later how beneficial....nursery young... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2011
    pauline jean .it is useful have let the site dead pubs by kevan know..interesting there all landlords records of pubs..on google harrow langley..lovely direct into street view quicker than usual way..green countryside..review and score one in the list.....also lovely large such good quality photo of the post office 1987.....home of langley village berks .click..and survey slough heritage forum is ... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 15-Mar-2011
    It's a shame about The Harrow Pub. It used to be a picturesque pub, but we left long before Langley College was built or the Harrow Market. I'm afraid once the Road Research Laboratories were demolished and Langley College was built, everything changed!

  • Re: Private Schools by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 16-Mar-2011
    Hi Pauline, thanks for that, of course I remember the Harrow well - very impressive building for a small village - fancy them putting a takeaway there, dont people use pubs anymore!!!
    We left Langley in 1967 to come to Australia, and luckily Adelaide is not like the big citiies Sydney and Melbourne, it is more like a country town - but I still miss Langley it was the first home we bought
    after w... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2011
    thought adelaide must be nice like that....good...saw sydney canberra melbourne..and went off from darwin.....my goodness they like the stubbies.....bottles larger beer.......but gdad and uncles..southall...it was fullers watney youngs breweries nearby......dark beers..stout guiness at park royal...brown ale .bitter etc........many are victorian pubs...kept and would be in conversation local landm... more >>

  • Re: Private Schools by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 16-Mar-2011
    Jean, you will probably remember the huge fire when the Wood Yard caught fire next to the Harrow pub. My husband and I and our two girls went to watch it. If you tap in Google "Langley wood yard fire" and then click on "Glazing 24 hours etc." you will discover over 200 photos - some very old - of Langley. I could just about make out the back of a man my husband knew, Percy Beckett, who always had ... more >>

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General Southall by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 4-Mar-2011
Yvonne, talking of Townfield School, I remember there were underground shelters that were off bounds to us, I believe it was part of some Airforce Training place not sure on that, anyway us kids would get into them through the escape hatches and play around in them, and if we got caught we got detention, your'e right I was one of them that got caught.   
  • Re: General Southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Mar-2011
    best wish zeta glad you enjoy site..good for everybody well done..townsfield had been closed several yrs when I visited 1980s..chose some bits left in the hall.........place very sad then dark..eerie..ha.....now modern bright hayes college campus.......lived off coldharbour a while so know the area....all the very besy ytxx

  • Re: General Southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Mar-2011
    southall football.....of boys brigade paul goddard...and alan devonshire....west ham came friendly game..and carry on team and jack wilder.......carnival..corner of regina..sweets badges thrown.....girlsboys brig bands....floats lorries..southall guides alice wonderland cook and flowerpots going over bridges....special for 1965 southall became borough...trampoline marquee flowers..,george allan li... more >>

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bobby Gordons dance school by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 4-Mar-2011
Does anyone know if Bobby Gordon as the name seems to ring a bell had dancing lessons at The Horse Shoes in Southall, I went there and we did ballet, acrobats and tap dancing, this would have been just prior to the war and maybe 1940   
  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by maggie shaw (Member 10255238) on 4-Mar-2011
    In early 1960s I had dancing lessons upstairs in The Three Horseshoes but these were run by a lovely couple called Maurice Valence and Kathleen Bonner. I'm still in touch with Angela Wade the publican's daughter who also attended the dance classes. She lives in Spain and was recently widowed. Those were happy days and we travelled all over England to dancing competitions.

    I'm not familiar with... more >>

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Mar-2011
    maggie same yr as me dormers get back to you tomorrow got workmen in..best wish

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by Chris (Member 10220786) on 4-Mar-2011
    I went to BOBBY GORDONS DANCE SCHOOL at Northfields Avenue a day school.I attended the pre-school nursery section. Uniform was white pleated dresses, panama hat - very strict there. I left at the age of 5 to go to North Road Infants. Although I was there from the age of 4 to 5 I remember it so well. Not all good memories either. Chris x x

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by Chris (Member 10220786) on 4-Mar-2011
    I attended Bobby gordons during the late 1940's. Chris x

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by sheila iddenden (Member 10235498) on 4-Mar-2011
    i went to dancing lessons at the fairlawn hall and i think thatmay have been bobby gordon who ran that class i was no good at dancing as i did nt know my right from my left and i might add stiit is still a problem good job i dont drive

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by Chris (Member 10220786) on 5-Mar-2011
    I wasn't any good either Sheila......that's why I was taken away from the Dance School and sent to North Road. I recall my Mum got my uniform, second hand, from a lady who had a hair-dressers near Woodford's bakery opposite the Police Station. Chris xx

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Mar-2011
    maggie...................do you mean left dormers 66 .as I did...zeta went tap dance 3 horseshoes..photos pub on our photoboards.....best wishes to you and yours.....1966.dormers had just built new sci block fischel...6th form and new toilets....well corridor so you looked over and down...library art in new block...this month started more build 1300 students..they have swim pool there...photos our... more >>

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by maggie shaw (Member 10255238) on 7-Mar-2011
    Dear Yvonne,

    I attended Dormers Wells for only two years from 1961 as took 13+ exam which qualified me to go to Hampton School of Commerce. Dormer's headmistress, Miss Morris, tried to pursuade my mother that it would kill me if I went there because it was such a long way to go. However, off I went at 6h30 every morning, changing buses at Brentford and Isleworth and Twickenham to Hampton. I mad... more >>

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Mar-2011
    best wish maggie....yes if anybody remembers them gladstone rd..by film studio.......on friends reunited they have clicl places and gives streets,,,,,then numbers houses members lived yrs lived there...for you to contact...yes miss morris secretary mrs grey...they both came from havesford west .by st davids far wales...route across to ireland..they both retired back there died elderly...mrs foot ... more >>

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2011
    maggie have sent off to reunited from you and I to linda,,,,,,,but think they go on there at millenium excitement fad////change address email and never tell reunited......so many...dont seem to be able to reply if they no longer have computer or anything and dont tell reunited...linda married america many yrs....marilyn rambert must have travelled the world..same yellow paint her mums bungalow yrs... more >>

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by Oliver Dunkin (Member 10260921) on 20-May-2011
    Hello All

    Very difficult to read some of these entries but I found you by searching for my aunts, Marilyn and Linda.

    My late father, Geoffrey Dunkin, went to Lady Margaret school and then to Greenford Grammar. Marilyn and Linda were are his half sisters after their mother Edie re... more >>

  • Re: bobby Gordons dance school by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-May-2011
    dearest marilyn so sorry you are in poor health..prhaps after all yrs dancing...60s you were the most slim graceful dancer..coppelia with linda saw...mirror as twins you seemed..remember you spoke well of brother when visited you bungalow...2 letters to linda last mths friends reunited..but she may have changed email..venerbles lady marg hut by town hall ballet...mods rockers beatles..salzburg sch... more >>

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Dormers Wells by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 4-Mar-2011
Does anyone remember the name of Miriam Lothian please I think she went to Dormers Wells school she had two brothers one was Don   
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vinegar by roycouch (Member 10232168) on 3-Mar-2011
I can recall, as a young lad, a man with a tricycle coming round the streets selling vinegar. I seem to remember his call was "vinegar a mummy dear" or something similar. What a way to make a living !   
  • Re: vinegar by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 3-Mar-2011
    I can recall a man Comeing round the streets Sunday afternoon, tray on his head ringing a bell selling muffins.

  • Re: vinegar by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 3-Mar-2011
    Yes Denis, I also remember a man coming round with a tray on his head, ringing a bell,shouting "Muffins & Crumpets". That was when we lived in Bankside in 1936!

  • Re: vinegar by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 3-Mar-2011
    We used to buy our vinegar from George Grubham Roy. We had to take our own bottle up to get it filled. Unfortunately, I loved the taste of vinegar, and when I got home one day the vinegar had gone down. My mother would have none of it, and made me go back to tell George to fill it up properly. George did fill it up, but eyed me very suspiciously!

  • Re: vinegar by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 3-Mar-2011
    Yes Pauline could be the same man, remember he came form Somerset Rd. across L.Marg. Rd into Lynwood Gdns. dad sent me out befor he went into Kingsbridge Grdns.

  • Re: vinegar by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 3-Mar-2011
    This would be early 50s.

  • Re: vinegar by John W (Member 10082501) on 3-Mar-2011
    The Muffin man used to come down Wentworth Rd.
    The Rag and Bone man with his horse and cart.
    Fowler's Bakery would delivery bread in something resembling a small horse drawn cart, which the delivery man would pull around the streets.
    There was a man that delivered laundry in a covered horse and cart, and the barges on the canal were pulled by horses, my Dad would go over to the tow path with h... more >>

  • Re: vinegar by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 4-Mar-2011
    I remember the muffin man too. I think he came to Shrubbery Road on a Sunday afternoon, tray on his head, ringing his bell. We also had the horse drawn baker's van, and horse drawn milk float, and then the lamp lighter used to come just when it was getting dusk and light the street lamps. The rag and bone man had a horse drawn cart, and he rang a bell and called out "rag bone" as he drove slowly ... more >>

  • Re: vinegar by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 4-Mar-2011
    Does anyone remember the man who occasionally stood by North Road school with a pile of boxes full of day-old chicks which he would exchange for a bundle of rags? I remember rushing home to tell my mother and after a lot of rummaging around, she managed to get together three small bundles of old bits and pieces so that I could get three chicks (had two brothers who wanted a chick too). The man was... more >>

  • Re: vinegar by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 4-Mar-2011
    We had a rag and bone man on a horse and cart in Northcote Avenue selling chicks at times for rags. Like you I got one chick for some rags (and he wasn't going to let me have it). It did start to get some brown feathers, but unfortunately developed a gammy leg. We made a small splint for him and called him Stalin as he was so brave! However, he didn't last long poor thing. My dad did get some cock... more >>

  • Re: vinegar by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 4-Mar-2011
    The Muffin man had a place at rear of chip shop on the corner of Osterley Pk Rd, Does anyone remember Norwood Farm Dairy milkman by the name of Bill Thunder. Had a horse and cart till they gave him an electric hand cart, he was also a bookie that took bets on his round, used to park the float top of Regina Rd, while he went for a pint in the Old Oak Tree. till one day someone put it into the canel.

  • Re: vinegar by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 4-Mar-2011
    Thanks Bob often wonderd where he came from.

  • Re: vinegar by thompson (Member 10241148) on 6-Mar-2011
    Pauline like you I took a sherry bottle to the Vinegar man for filling , but by the time I had reached our front door some had been drunk.
    Now I do not like vinegar on fish and chips.

    I also recall the rag and bone man. Also as a kid Johnny Ives let me ride his horse of his green grocer's cart.

  • Re: vinegar by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 6-Mar-2011
    Hi Thompson - am not sure if you lived in Northcote Avenue at some time. If you did, do you remember Percy Rose who was also a Costermonger. He also had a horse and cart, and was a right character. I always remember the boys in the road chalked some awful words all over the wheels of his cart - can't mention them here, but he was really mad!

  • Re: vinegar by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 14-Mar-2011
    Pauline I love the one about the vinegar, was that shop in Southall High Street on a corner, on the elfthand side, did they sell all sorts in sacks outside? I think it was near the Co-op.

  • Re: vinegar by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 14-Mar-2011
    Hi Zeta. If you mean Grubhams - it was half way down Northcote Avenue, just on the corner past the "Northcote Arms". It was a lovely little shop that was used by the whole community. Lovely ham sliced while you waited on their hand operated machine. They did invest in an electric one later on. They sold everything in there, plus paraffin. Customers used to leave their cans in there to be filled. I... more >>

  • Re: vinegar by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 14-Mar-2011
    Zeta, the shop you were asking about in Southall High Street I think was Sanders on the corner of St George's Avenue. It had a green door and inside the door was an enamel basin full of peas and biscuits in tins along the front of the counter. The doorway was set into the corner, and on the opposite corner was the Popular fish shop. Next door to Sanders was the Co-op which took you up to Hall's th... more >>

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General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 3-Mar-2011
Did anyone belong to the Woodcraft Folk, it was run by the Co-operative Society, I went to one in the Labour Hall in Old Hayes Town, from around 1945 to 1950, we went camping and hiking, we all had names relating to animals or trees etc., we did folk and morris dancing, and we had a great choir. My Mother and Father help to run a Whist Drive there on a Saturday too, Mum used to do the supper, mak... more >>   
  • Re: General by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 3-Mar-2011
    Zeta-I went to a similar one at the Labour Hall in Southall pre-war for a few months. I remember we had a young women come to talk to us-she had spent a year in Moscow. She drew a rosy picture of Stalins USSR!

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 4-Mar-2011
    Yes Mike looking back at the Woodcraft Folk it was a bit on the red side, one song we sang was The Internationale and the words were very socialist. the club was very good for young people when we went camping it was all set out like the American Indians, in a semi circle, with the camp fire in the middle, we had inspection in the morning all neat and tidy like the army, but had lots of fun the ki... more >>

  • Re: General by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 19-Mar-2011
    Hi Pauline, you mentioned the milk we had at Tudor Rd, yes, we paid a twopence halfpenny a week, and like you say it was awful in the summer and froze up in the winter and they used to put the bottles underneath radiators. Did you have school dinners there, they must have bought them in I can't remember any kitchens there.

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 19-Mar-2011
    Hi Zeta I'm afraid my memory of school dinners in the infants is very ropey. I do remember going home to dinner when we lived at Northcote Avenue. My mother was a good cook - steak and kidney suet pudding, rabbit stew with belly of pork and dumplings, lots of casseroles, shepherd's pie, etc. plus a pudding, tapioca, rice pudding, semolina, which I loved (despite what my brothers used to tell me it... more >>

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 19-Mar-2011
    I forgot to mention my real favourites - spotted dick, treacle pudding and jam tart.

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Mar-2011
    bread pudding crusty sugar top in meat dish sliced up..liked ron saying he saw the recipe here and went off and cooked it..in oz......bread and butter pudding...all good for left over stale bread.....copper monday boil wash..rinse with a blue//mangle and out on line high with prop..gypsy dolly pegs....my aunt made me a great wood doll our of that pipe cleaner arms.frilly frock.age 6 went to school... more >>

  • Re: General by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 19-Mar-2011
    Yes, I remember the good old bread pudding. I cut a recipe out of the Daily Mirror in the 50's when I was at work - the Old Codgers! I have copied that recipe out for my friends, family etc. over the years. Don't eat much bread nowadays, and it's best for it to be a bit stale.
    Oh how I remember that wonderful beef dripping on bread. Beef was cheaper than turkey in those days. Occasionally we had ... more >>

  • Re: General by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Mar-2011
    yes nan and my aunt would soak the bread..and think put saucer plate on it.to firm it..then all currants sultanas..like xmas mixed spice...perfume smell aroma from the oven..ron will get mouth watering again in oz and bake again.........my aunt was a shocker for bread dripping she loved it......so much water processed ham today..it is good from like grubhams firm real texture ham flavour...just re... more >>

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