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reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Mar-2010
pauline .len.everybody.new display photos board3 and others of the 5.....airwarden..kitchens..grocers ..sport for the lads..etc   
  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Mar-2010
    I certainly remember the dried egg during the war, but don't remember it in a tin. It wasn't bad for making an omelette of sorts. As we only had one chicken, it was very useful in our kitchen. I expect lots of our members remembered it as well. Just to put the record straight - I met "Uncle Mac" at EMI in our Legal Department, and not the Record shop. I didn't realise until I read it on Southallbo... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by barry raymond (Member 10239180) on 25-Mar-2010
    Hi there everyone;-glad to be back catching up with all the memories, have been up to my eyes in lately as we are selling our house in Hounslow, the amount of stuff you accumilate in 38 yers is incredible, not moving far only to Bedfont. Anyway Pauline love the mention of 'Larry the Lamb' sure brings back memories, don't forget Muffin ! Yvonne, have just acquired a 10 x 8 photo of men & women grou... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Mar-2010
    pauline glad you enjoyed larry lamb.muffin mule good barry..was john mills the actors sister..good luck moving..dried egg quite some memories photos there...displays extrememly good imperial war museum .only 10mins south from westminster bridge

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 25-Mar-2010

    While talking of Larry the Lamb(baaaa!), don't forget Dennis the Daschund, who spoke with a phoney German accent. Marvellous stuff!

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Mar-2010
    I like it when strolling exhibition museum etc....the tv radio ones or others..and you see the small puppets originals kept...seem smaller than imagine..childrens programmes etc..dennis german sausage dog of toytown larry lamb,,made by sg hulme is on display says google at victoria albert museum..amazing diversity of items they have..free many yrs visited often.so interesting beautiful art work o... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Ron Cox (Member 10234401) on 25-Mar-2010
    Pauline my recolections of dried eggs was that they were in a waxed brown carton.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Mar-2010
    Don't forget, besides "Larry the Lamb" there was also Mr Mayor, Ernest the Policeman and Mr Growser.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 25-Mar-2010
    Also Dick Barton.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Mar-2010
    Thank goodness we've got you Len. You always make me laugh. It's the way you tell 'em!

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Chris (Member 10220786) on 25-Mar-2010
    What about LISTEN WITH MOTHER at 1.45PM.....MRS DALE's diary too. Somewhere I have a record of TOYTOWN MYSTERY with Larry the Lamb & friends. Happy memories!

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Mar-2010
    Moving on to a more frightening radio series, does anyone remember "The Man in Black"? When I was allowed to stay up a bit later when the others had gone to bed. I still remember a tale on the radio when a murderer was crossing a farmer's field in the black of night. He had a knife, and the woman and her children were in the farmhouse on their own. They could hear him coming nearer and nearer to t... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Mar-2010
    chris watch with mother was so good 15mins 3pm perhaps..tv bbc....lots pictures toytown mayor .policeman etc google....great you have record christine toytown......no excerpts on google but several film takes of originals watch with mother on google....site called little gems has some pictures etc

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Mar-2010
    chris mrs dale diary excerpts on youtube...jessie matthews born grew up performed soho...then holywood greensleeves film dancer singer....bbc.radio...lived pinner middx....last yrs nursing home....google says crem ruislip and ashes ruislip church......no stone did not have much left....but over 10yrs ago..fan club realised and put stone there by fence over side of graveyard

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 25-Mar-2010
    Pauline the actor who played 'The Man In Black'was Valentine Dyall the first series was in 1949 he died in 1985 aged 77.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 25-Mar-2010
    Pauline, Len, the programme was called "Appointment with Fear" -"Appointment with Fear, and this is the Man in Black etc.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
    just thought you can download digital radio on computer..so 10 original episodes being rerun now.of dyall and edward da souza.horror short stories.spooky evil.appoint fear man black...the tower..project purple..death do us part.flesh.angels disguise..old road.//so.listen to them now..bbc radio 7 download speaker on your computer

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
    ron..pauline..all..seen many of the books over yrs..well illustrated narrated bk.called how we lived then by norman longmate..powder egg etc,,,,pub pimlico 1971 2nd w war...on google huge pages extract of it free read....type longmate rationing....also our photos

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 26-Mar-2010
    Going back to radios there was a firm in Southall called Southall Relay they were based in King St.you paid a shilling a week all you had was a speaker rhey controlled the programmes the good thing about it was we were warned when the sirens were going to off we then went up market and bought a radio from Ben Taylor top of Saxon Rd.anybody remember Penny on the Drum Wifrid Pickles give em the money Barney

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by thompson (Member 10241148) on 26-Mar-2010
    I have recently told the granchildren about Radio Ralay "cable to them". As we lived in Greenford Ave, which only had gaslight,those who had normal radios had them running on an accumalator which was recharged by Mr Taylor, his brother use to collect and exchange them.
    Ben also sold Coventry Eagle Bikes, my first racing bike. Mr Taylor was willing to take me on as a TV engineer but I chose a different carree.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 26-Mar-2010
    Reminiscing about radios my friend Don Duke lived in East Ave. worked for Ben Taylor he charged sixpence for a large accumalator and fourpence for a small one Ben was a submariner in WW1 I saw my first TV outside his shop that was 1936 Silllitoes the sweet shop was next door

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
    first tv s in the hse they say coronation...but we were later.....late 50s rent it radio rentals..and one was put coins in side 6pences I think.....they used to break down quite bit..repair man in..and he fiddled round back..etc soldered etc

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 26-Mar-2010
    You were right Yvonne most people rented their TV from Rental firms they had them for the Coronation rained all day I think the Queen of Tonga sat in an open carriage with no protecion.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
    yes seen her on rerun of the film..big lady only one to not disapoint crowd not covered car.she was so excited to be london etc...great day see on film...went 50yr gold coach day..saw it all then to st pauls.......funny that 6pence box on side of tv.had to put coins in......many had gas light meters feed money for many yrs........1928 arrived west ave gas light.candles upstairs.expensive rent even... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 26-Mar-2010
    Wonderful memories of TV and radio on Southallboard5. Andy Pandy, Loopy Lu, the Woodentops, Weed, Bill & Ben the Flowerpot Men, etc. We mums knew all the songs as well as the kids, as we sat with them watching TV. My mum knitted Loopy Lu and Andy Pandy for my two daughters when they were very young. When we had a sort out in the loft one day my youngest daughter (who was in her forties) said "The... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
    so glad you liked them...many viewings have seen all 5 boards..but last 2 boards some people not getting..let us know..we can help.........paul attebury on everyweek antique roadshow his mum andy pupeteer..she modeled face on her boy...he 60 now looks andy now honest Ha........my favourite that precious 15 mins daily...nothing else so it was so special..3pm rush in out garden not miss it for world... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 26-Mar-2010
    Yes, you're right Len, Queeen Tonga was in an uncovered carriage. We were up there in 1953 with our two friends. It was a miserable day, raining on and off all day, but she looked radiant. We hardly saw the Queen, although we were right by the roadside. It was a nightmare when the crowds started to move, and my feet left the floor as you were just carried along with the crowd. We were all holding ... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
    that walk up to balcony in recent times they have well organised now...great crowd ...at end 50yrs celebration gold coach then balcony appear..huge screens now so can see what going on further up procession......also ve day and many events recent times...we went up with crowd fly past etc...goes to balcony..dinahs wedding crowd at st pauls...perescope try see above head,,,but great atmosphere..and... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 27-Mar-2010
    I remember we went into our next door neighbour's house to watch the Coronation because they were the only ones to have a TV. I went with my Mum and Dad to Southall Park in the evening for a firework display, even though it was still raining. And talking about radios, ours had an accumulator, which we used to take to be charged to a shop in the High Street next door to Bradbury's the jewellers - c... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2010
    lovely phyl to si round with friends see 1953 on new tvs.tiny screens.expect you could not think then that 2010.she would look and be so great today.yrs travel..work.the children .and queen mum to 101..funny thing to see through time..exhibitions in london and windsor..her coronation and wedding dress etc..they did fireworks.hyde pk for diana wedding..dont get to near under.such huge amount soot e... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2010
    channel 12 digital freeview yesterday..good series and today...of w war 2 farmhouse kitchen and garden..today elderflower from down lane sprinkle few flower petals in batter and fry.elderflower strong smell as you approach bush so only little..tonys dad made homemade wine..and hops did bit beer until shed door blew up fermenting..ha...1/- a rabbit..skin it .cook stewbit like chicken stronger bit d... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 27-Mar-2010
    Just seen in the Southall Gazette the Palace cinema boarded up I think it's a listed building.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2010
    yes have always read that listed..so wonder what do....usually stays boarded so many yrs while wait..english heritage and council involved...cinema society is strong on google.......art work design there so strong in architecture they preserve...videos they watch instead at home..less cinema going but thought bollywood so strong of millions..thaks info len...my other aunt worked there donkeys yrs.... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2010
    yes got the front page len..and community centre boarded up,,1912 the palace started.google says £30000 from the lottery redo manor gardens and pond ..and put child playground there..national trust have said doing restore manor hse

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 28-Mar-2010
    I'm sure you are right Len, and the old Palace is a listed building. I remember my Dad telling me he worked for the company that put the dragons on the roof.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2010
    yes phyl len all..grade 11 listed 1980..1998 grade 11 again by eng heritage..closed march up for sale..you have grade 1 grade 11 at norwood green phyl..paragon jan 1912.united pictures 1928...george coles architect 1929 30 nov..gaumont palace 1930....what was name firm did dragons phyl....chinese temple unique in britan..exotic tiled interior..red pagoda roof.dec 1961 called it odeon.rank....beca... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2010
    len was it you knew staff member cinema...harry wingfield wife ethel silent screen pianist..opened organ palace.2 manual/6 ranks..deep wide stage...wingfield art for ladybird bks 1946.born 1910 raf war..piece art work just sold flog it paul martin tv show £800.book illustration...they were great..he and wife did lot for education schools...derbyshire man lived in same hse 52yrs..the best finest f... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 28-Mar-2010
    I was really sad to read about the old "Palace" being boarded up. That was a big part of our lives in Southall, from childhood to adulthood. I can still see the Cashier sitting in her box on the right-hand side as you went in through the doors. It was always a woman who took your money and gave you your ticket. You had to hang on to your ticket in those days - especially if you were younger! But y... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2010
    yes all those metal ticket pop up machines everywhere.cinema bus.now computer strip theatre etc seat number credit card payed..ice cream round neck usherette.even little perched on top quaint hat...manager elegant suit..wow betide if he was sent for..queue round the block..round side for gone with wind etc huge popular ones...so many yrs era cinema culture......tv can be very clever..the really we... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 28-Mar-2010
    Thinking about the "Pictures" years ago, I was trying to remember how much the tickets were. I can't remember the Palace's prices, but I think at the Odeon, they were 1/9d for the stalls, and 2/3d for the posher seats upstairs. (Can't think of the name). This would be in the early 1950's.
    Can anyone remember?

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2010
    yes.circle upstairs..or dress circle....do remember front back seats differ....1940s your costs.seems correct.......1959 2/6 front stalls..5/ back stalls...circle could be 20/ and 30/-.....there is ref to 1914..6d stalls 1/-grand circle.....think sat morn pctures 1950s 6d...some had 3d..velvet seats and the long endure hard wear perhaps wilton industrial carpet was nice pile plush..luxurious.posh ... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 28-Mar-2010
    The Manager of the Palace I have mentioned before was George Formbys brother Ted Booth before him was a Mr Nathan believe me in 50 years I have been to the 'pictures' twice 1960 to see South Pacific at the Drake cinema in Plymouth the other film was The Birdman of Alcatraz at the Savoy in Hayes just after the war what they would call to-day a Blockbuster was The Best Years OF Our Lives it won so m... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by David A. Cavell (Member 10037516) on 28-Mar-2010
    I thought that it was the Gem that had George Formby's brother as their manager.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2010
    yes birdman excellent film..my southall cousin lives canada..went to see his daughter san francisco..they went out to alcatras these tourist things..said was very interesting.....southpacific.great have had emi record many yrs...saw once on stage few yrs ago but not great...film excellent and my cousin many yrs ago..went to mary martin larry hagmans JR....s mum on west end original.was great....... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2010
    1945 to 50..nice little thing google..1/9 downstairs cinema 2/6 upstairs.circle....3d bus fare//1/2d kid......20cigs 1/3...£80 ford popular 1/ gall petrol.tizer 3d but 1d back on bottle...fish 3d chips 1d..good semi £750...one man earned £20week...other person got £5/£7 week........did not get much more week 1966 and huge tube fares daily.......our gdads was penny pint beer 1900s 1920s

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 28-Mar-2010
    It was the Palace David he lived opposite us in Abbotts Rd. my sister was still in contact with him up to a few years ago he lived in Oxford ended up as a milkman died aged 88

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Mar-2010
    several different nice photos of ted on google...wife win..cinema after war but suffered ill health they said outdoor job.hence milkman....george buried in family plot up north..was going marry had ring but passed away...wife had already died left him alone so was going to new partner...

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 30-Mar-2010
    Thnking back to the old "Palace" - especially when there was a popular film on, they would allow standing at the back (behind the courting couples in the back row). Am I right in thinking that they sometimes reduced the price of tickets after a certain time had elapsed, or is it just wishful thinking on my part?

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Mar-2010
    dont know if court couples do back row anymore at these shop malls big screen modern places...but famous for it so many yrs the theatre design cinemas for many decades...up in the gods and standing sometimes at the victorian theatres london.reduced price....but it was lovely southbank national did my fair lady out on river at interval.gt show...but arrived 2pm.for 3pm show...asked queue for cancel... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Ron Cox (Member 10234401) on 31-Mar-2010
    Pauline I think you are correct about standing at the rear and paying less when popular films were shown. I remember that there were two ticket issuing places, one in front foyer for the night sessions and the other down the left hand side for after-noon shows.If there was a film on that you had to have an adult with you my two brothers and I would ask people going in if they would take you in.Can... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 31-Mar-2010
    yes ron..the certificates they had..when the censure was established....x...certificate...big horror thing at granada greenford remember in 1960s........u certificate ok everybody in...then must be A certificate or something...they have actually kept one of the 1920scinema foyer front in the big london museum ..interesting ornate.art deco.etc and 2 ticket booths that you say..marvellous era to jo... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 31-Mar-2010
    Ron: I have strong memories of going to the Palace a few times with Roy Couch, and asking someone to take us in.(Hope Roy sees this-he occasionally puts something on here). One notable occasion was seeing Cover Girl, with Rita Hayworth

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 31-Mar-2010
    Yes, Ron and Michael, we did exactly the same. We never ever asked a man on his own to take us in though (we were all pretty streetwise, even in those days. I can remember one occasion, which was the only one, when we asked a young man with his girlfriend, and he wouldn't take the money. That was a real bonus. As you say, you wouldn't do it nowadays.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 31-Mar-2010
    Ron, when you said the left-hand side, do you mean outside the Palace to the left underneath a long corrugated roof where you queued for the film to start. That's where my brother and I waited to see "Snow White and the seven dwarfs" as the film had already started and we had to wait until the next showing. Those were the days!

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 31-Mar-2010
    The Palace- snap! Friends and I used the side booking office.Was Snow White shown in 1938??
    " When you wish upon a star----", "Whistle while you work was parodied in WW2- "Whistle while you work, Hitler is a twerp----"

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 31-Mar-2010
    I think it was released in 1938 Michael, but we didn't see it until later, as my brother was only two then, and he was older than that when we saw it. "When you wish upon a star" was the music in "Pinocchio" I believe.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 31-Mar-2010
    wish upon star jimmy cricket pinocchio..some day prince come..whistle work...snow white....deb reynolds in uk now.on one show.her gt films and with don oconnor and gene kelly.friends with grace kelly..V and A doing big exhibition of her dresses etc.be good.....they did kyle minogue yr ago.so glad did not miss it so much there theatre shows her costumes etc so good

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 31-Mar-2010
    Pauline-" Whistle while you work"-Silly me!!!
    Now I remember-I saw Snow White in 1938. Not long afterwards I was admitted to Southall Isolation Hospital with Scarlet Fever. I got a lot of leg pulling!! I caught it from one of the dwarfs etc!

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 31-Mar-2010
    You were not Happy Michael

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 31-Mar-2010
    Michael, You've started me off, and I've been trying to remember the rest of the Parody in WW11, and I've just found it on Google. "Whistle while you work, Hitler is a twerp, he's half barmy, so's his army, whistle while you work" This was uttered by Sergeant Pike in "Dad's Army". Boom boom!

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 7-Apr-2010
    I was having another look at Southallboard4's Photostream and three of the photos brought back instant happy memories for me. The first was the "Stop Me & Buy One" tricycle. I could have only been about five years old and remember one of these outside Tudor Road School one sunny afternoon after school had finished. I know I pestered my mum to buy me one, and I had this lovely Snofrute - a three-si... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Apr-2010
    photos are a clever thing..capture life and memory...what would we do without them....was it kenneth wolsenholm famous commentator,they think its all over..tony thinks he died little while ago..bobby moore marvellous...len said he remembered tony icecream little ones top of northcote ave think he said 1940ish....qun presented cup...new wembly stadium twin towers had to go..big arch looks good,

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 7-Apr-2010
    Yvonne you were right about Kenneth Wolstenholme he died March 2002 aged 82 during the WW2 he was a bomber pilot flew over 100 missions over Germany he was awarded DFC and Bar Tony's ice cream had a cafe the top of Townsend Rd.hope you had a nice Easter

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Apr-2010
    thanks len yes good easter..hope you did too...so famous he was for they think its all over.....1966 great yr

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-Apr-2010
    I was reading my brother's autobiography when we both used to take our pram to the Gas Works
    2 miles away to collect coke when we heard on the "bush telegraph" that there was some for sale. I can remember the dreadful job we had in pushing the pram back home with one hundred weight of coke in it, badly distributed, when the pram wheels wouldn't turn, but I can't remember for the life of me just ... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by barry raymond (Member 10239180) on 9-Apr-2010
    Hi there everyone;- nothing to do with coal Pauline, but thought you all might like to know in the property section of this weeks Hounslow Chronicle the Lamb at NG is up for sale. It is dscribed as freehold public house with 3 room flat above located in the heart of leafy Norwood Green village.This is a rare opportunity not to be missed. Price (oddly)£399,950 + VAT . anybody interested ?

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 9-Apr-2010
    Pauline the Gas Light and Coke Co. the original name was in White St to get there you went down the Straight pass the Gasometer in to White St. the yard was on the left at the end of the road it would have been the Winter of 1947 a pub the White Swan on the corner

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-Apr-2010
    Len, I don't even know where the "Straight" was, let alone White street. That's how thick I am!

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 9-Apr-2010
    Pauline can you remember where the Post Office in South Rd.opposite there is the Crescent if you stood on the top of Southall station on the right hand side and look to your right you would see the water tower and the gasometer the Straight is the road that runs along side the railway and White St. is at the end like you we went to get coke in the pram I think it was half a crown a sack.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-Apr-2010
    Thanks for that Len. I was trying to locate it, as I knew the Gasometer was roughly opposite Southall Station as we used to climb about over there, but I couldn't remember any street names. That's another part of the puzzle solved! When I think of all the things that poor old pram transported. My sister and I were in the Municipal Sports Ground one day when our Insurance man (who lived in Northcot... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 9-Apr-2010
    Pauline you mentioned a Insurance man I wonder if it was a Mr Hopkins he lived in Alfred Gardens off Northcote Ave he was a Co-Op agent also the Mayor of Southall just a thought.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-Apr-2010
    No Len, he lived in the first private house before the council houses started on the right hand side of Northcote Avenue, not far from Denbighs the sweet shop. I do remember the terrible state he was in, as he was an elderly man, and a very nice man as well. He brought a large box of chocolates to give to my mother later on after the event, as obviously the dog died.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by thompson (Member 10241148) on 10-Apr-2010
    Oppersite the White Hart was a pedestrian tunnel under the railway which led to Dudley Road and Clarence Street etc. What was the name of the paint factory near the Crown Cork Company? Was it Jonhsons.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2010
    pauline len.and lady think thompson...yes white street..on our 1940 map on board5.....station straight and little rd white...jots off the end of the straight into the buildings of gas works.........dudley clarence nearby..if william does june engagement kates mother gmother brought up there poor 1920s etc.......beaconsfield shows just near north there...........if anybody ever sees..knows where we... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2010
    legal general feel sure other little book was...whenhe payed out the penny life .bit black and burial...he said to nan your husband and son surname spelt differently...the motherinlaw helped nan register 1914 onwards..all different spellings at northhyde as was common......so dad went war married and myself...all used insur man advise.....later dad even payed expensive de poll...I did not just we... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 10-Apr-2010
    The paint factory was Ripolin the tunnel we called it Devil's tunnel the Crown Cork was damolished many years ago.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 10-Apr-2010
    I believe our Insurance man in Northcote Avenue was with the Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co. Strange, however hard up we all were, this was always paid weekly.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2010
    yes heard of liverpool...later was wesley..another one...yes nan was scared stiff of pay insur man.....all written in bk.friday pay packet rent and insur put aside...all rest had to manage somehow....if missed or stopped draw out terrible penalty lost lots.......she did all the kids.funerals so expensive even then...everything relative rent etc....was dear then as morgage is today........all yrs t... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2010
    nice photos google straight white st etc...dr who and professionals filmed there..says bodie doyle take frank into the white lion pub and dr who says even have their own pub there at gas works white st called white lion..says subway white st to dudley rd..colin harris site featherstone rd mentions area and white lion.says demolished now....my 2 uncles must have used it....refuge little insurance ... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 27-Apr-2010
    As Len said the paint factory was Ripolin, I remember the tunnel well as my Gran Stirling used to live at No.4 Spencer St (upstairs flat) and when we visited her on Sunday mornings she used to give us an empty jug and and a penny to get her some beer from the off-licence at The White Lion.
    Anyone know what happened to the Currier family who lived a couple of doors along. I think they moved to Carlyle Ave.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Apr-2010
    jean they flmed professionals bodie running in white lion..tv....pub gone now and along straight they filmed dr who..kate middleton of prince william her family came from by there dudley rd etc..white st..by there my family emma jack garland 3 daughters set twins lived..one went to australia..one married at st georges

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 29-Apr-2010
    Ah the Gas light & Coke Co. that stirs the memory Sentinal steam lorrys and hot cinders on the road must be pre 1950 happy days in Southall

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by josie (Member 10235627) on 29-Apr-2010
    Currier family did live on corner of Carlyle Avenue near to Lady Margaret RD by the mini roundabout Winne Currier was in my sisters class at Dormers Wells High School,they moved from there many years ago.regards Josie.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by josie (Member 10235627) on 29-Apr-2010
    Hello Yvonne there was a family by the name of Garland who lived in Allendale Ave any relation to you.regards Josie.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 29-Apr-2010
    Ah the Gas Light & Coke Co. that takes me back to Sentinel steam lorry hot cinders on the road pre 1950 and North Thames Gas Board. Happy days good old Southall.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 29-Apr-2010
    Denis, I've often thought about the poor old Coalmen carrying all those heavy sacks in and out of the houses, and the dustmen with the loads of rubbish in dustbins - including cinders from the firegrates. They must have ended up with terrible back problems later in life.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 29-Apr-2010
    Hi Pauline talking of bins anyone remember the council pig bins we had in 50s.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by josie (Member 10235627) on 29-Apr-2010
    Hello Pauline,my Father was a Coalman he never had a bad back but he had Lung Cancer (coal dust).Also re Allenby Rd have a look on Multi Map Birdseye really clear and goes to the end of Allenby,just had alook at Southall did not look to bad from the air.regards Josie

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-Apr-2010
    josie thankyou so much...yes allendale...1928 my gt aunt moved in no60 ackland.to deaths 1986..it was her older sisters family garland...yes 3 of the children as adults probably did move from white st to allendale.....will persue that elect role etc so 1950s think you know of their name there.was it??.......they might even be on those photos dilys gave us of near allendale.....thanks you are good.happy bank holiday

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-Apr-2010
    josie funny that you put comment had not seen because long time doing google and census..saw your comment brick company of your family and adding your notes to mine....just found out my nans gran 1891 wingrove husband buried heston church married nutley so 6 kids grew up nutley...no adoption law those days just changed their name....moved from fern lane across the fields canal to no 7 waltham rd e... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 29-Apr-2010
    Yes Denis, I certainly remember the Pig bins, especially in the hot summers when they were full of maggots! It used to turn my stomach up.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 29-Apr-2010
    Pauline your could well be right.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 29-Apr-2010
    Thats right mum use to boil the one we had.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-Apr-2010
    josie pauline all....yes that multimapbirdseye is extrememly good,..the quality camera amazing and hot dry aug day seems....yes it does whole allemby...dynamic water tower covered reservoir..at to top ruislip rd...will use it elsewhere thanks josie...have put photo board allemby and reservoir wtower on board5 and board6 photos....thanks again josie..number of times you and member friends have helped me ..great

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 29-Apr-2010
    I knew the Garlands, There were two sons and I believe one of them went to South Africa.They were quite a bit older than me.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-Apr-2010
    thanks dilys....yes 2 sons....we knew one went abroad far but realise now s africa thanks....was gdads sister emma akers born 1884 northhyde married jack garland white st,,,,had couple daughters..had twins......we used to bump into one of them shops broadway 1940/50s........emmas daughter married st georges about 1920s or so.............thanks will try trace other son you speak of...photo of emm... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 29-Apr-2010
    Sorry about your dad Josie. Thanks for the multimaps tip. I haven't got it yet, but probably with a bit of help I will.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by josie (Member 10235627) on 30-Apr-2010
    Hello Yvonne,one of the daughters of Mr/Mrs Garland lived in Greenford Ave on left going towards the broadway,bay window houses only about six of them different from rest in the street,i think her name maybe Jean very nice lady, dark hair pleasant face.regards Josie

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Apr-2010
    gt josie ..am going to investigate this...daughter was garland that my aunt doll used to bump into at broadway shops..so jean likely and her mum.....so age jean about 1960 about 40s..perhaps....thats right allendale 2 sons seems all born around 1920s..thats about right........you and dylis len and sister fantastic real southallians of so many yrs..well done to you all...3 of you come with companio... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Apr-2010
    yes if jean inherited nan gdad features,,,,dark thick hair soft round face...as all did they came from poor labourers southall green ,moved in west ave 1928 with 6kids.....but good looking couple as len knows he went to school with their nice featured daughter doll..........dont know how long I keep dark hair..ha ..lucky......nan placid lovely...but gdad of jeans side akersgarland was good hardwor... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by josie (Member 10235627) on 30-Apr-2010
    Hello Yvonne,men in those days did tend to rule the roost so to speak,as for keeping your dark hair just remember women are like car's there are plenty of spare parts..lol have nice weekend regards Josie.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Apr-2010
    laugh out loud at you thanks gt laugh.....gdad would turn in his grave our lovely modern ladies......hollywood films 30s 40s started his 3 daughters to clothers hair makeup etc.....war so independent work factory etc....good job he passed away..he would have fit...he had nan and 6 kids under his thumb...well he himself 7 siblings grew up wild less school over fields canal northhyde...so he ruled r... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 30-Apr-2010
    re.The Garlands of Allendale Ave. Two sons may have been twins. One dark hair and the other fair. Can't remember their names as much older than me.
    The dark haired one I know worked at the AEC.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Apr-2010
    thanks dilys..len knows aunt doll she had non identical twins 5 mins each side midnight hilling hosp...so in family..luckily nobody else did..yet..ha....thanks aec.....so born about 1920s probably...rosemary garland a sister got married st georges 1920s so her brother probably did and looks like twin sons born...yes doll said it was in family..she had gt shock 1958..no house living with nan for an... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 30-Apr-2010
    Josie - thank you for the Multimap Birdseye. Had a fabulous view of the Allenby Road flats where both my parents lived when retired. Had to have a bit of help from my daughter though. What would we do without them!

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Apr-2010
    pauline just noticed denis on previous page has just said believes somebody was killed off spikes bridge 30s....yes new bridge photo on our board...you lived near....old one we all used it many yrs

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 30-Apr-2010
    I've never heard of anyone being killed diving off Spikes Bridge Yvonne in 1930's, but I was only eight in 1939. My brother dived onto a submerged bike in the canal and ripped all his chest open. Had to go to King Edward's hospital in Ealing. That would have been in the 1940's though, and I took him in. The only other death was a little girl who was drowned at Spikes Bridge - she used to take a do... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    thanks pauline it may be the little girl he heard something of something like that..sorry about your brother,,sounds terrible..wonder if he had the nursery rhyme tiles if he was in princess elizabeth ward like me...the quality of camera in street view and also multimap ia amazing best with that hot dry sunny aug day ir seems..like josie never knew huge covered reservoir there,,congested narrow at ... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-May-2010
    Thanx Pauline I thought it was a new bridge I remember flying down the ramp on my bike and and hiting the sub station fence at the bottom did us no good atall. The fatality off the bridge is also told of in a book called a London boyhood writen by a chap called Nail cant recall first name well worth a read came from Tyneside grew up Yead... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 1-May-2010
    Thanks for that Denis. I will try to get the book if it's still in print. It's a wonder there weren't more accidents on Spikes Bridge the things we go up to, one of them being walking on the outside of the bridge, from one side to the other. The boys, however, were far more adventurous. My brother (in his autobiography) wrote "Another bit of fun, was tying a rope at the centre of the iron rods und... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    pauline denis just tried long time on google ..no luck book.......nail...as jimmy nail the actor seems as newcastle tyne name...........a london boyhood...lived yeading.............did not see it at borough ealing local hist lib collection books...may be small booklet.....wonder if borough hillingdon uxbridge loc hist library has it.........nail not neal or anything............the british library ... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 1-May-2010
    I hope everybody remembered to say "Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits, today (first of the month) before speaking to anyone! My mum told us this when we were little, and she used to say it when she was young - a long time ago. Does anybody know where it comes from?

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    pinch punch 1st day month no returns........just found book on google ...so top page

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    before 12 midday for luck 1800s folklore...rabbits hot..rabbits cold..rabbits new ..rabbits old..rabbits tender..rabbits tough .,,rabbits ive had enough.............rabbits leap so leap into new month to happiness or new yr...ha...actressses love to rub rabbits foot for luck before going on stage

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-May-2010
    Pauline I have just this week orderd it from local library if it comes will post detail, haven read it since 1981 als orderd Acton Ealing & southall at war.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    on board5 photo of bk..3 boys on high brick wall could be bridge wall or......1974 hope library still got one...let us know bits from it about southall yeading...I lived at BOTH.50s.........thanks.denis..dozen bks he has written and countryside

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-May-2010
    The smell would come from Wolf rubber, well it was on the opposite side across the Uxbridge Rd where the wellington bomber was side of canal late 40s early 50s would like to know what happend to it.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 1-May-2010
    Thanks Denis. You will enjoy "Ealing, Acton & Southall At War" by Dennis Upton. Len recommended to us all at one time. It's a very good read with excellent photographs

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Eileen Rayner (nee Currier) (Member 10247461) on 11-May-2010
    yes, we Curriers did live in Carlyle Avenue. I think they moved there around 1946. Mum (Betty) died in 1978 and dad (Arthur) in 1990. I'm one of the youngest born in 1949. We went to North Road Primary School, most of my sisters and my younger brother went to Dormers Wells. I went to Southall Grammar in the 1960s - a really good school then. Dad was the head postmaster at the post office in South... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-May-2010
    best wishes eileen...people may not have seen your message not being on 1st page...snap we are both same yr..I was west avefamily 1927 to 1961 there only to go across bankside to yeading......we had my gdads nephew carlisle ave by spikes pk........think it was steve hill member knew carlisle person..northcote ave members and len worked at post office.....photo of the 1930 head postmaster on our p... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 13-May-2010
    I remember haveing Corie party Lynwood gdns. off Lady Margrt Rd in some canvas shelters loned by G. Wimpey Lancaster Rd

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 24-May-2010
    Hi Eileen, nice to hear from one of the Currier family. I was friendly with your brother Peter and sister Ann just before they moved from Spencer Street. I have a picture of Ann's wedding amongst my collection of old photographs. I know you are from a large family and I think Peter and Ann were amongst the eldest. I married a chap, Jeff Edwards from Hayes and we moved to Adelaide Sth Australia... more >>

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 27-May-2010
    I had 2 cousins who lived in Allendale Ave for many years Joan and Janet Stirling, mum Flo and dad Joe.Think they moved to Greenford - lost touch over the years anyone know what happened to them. Janet was around my age so would be in her 70's now.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-Jun-2010
    jean if you knew rose and son ed and daughter rose ackland 1928 to 1958 60 allendale ,,quiet family he worked draughtsman aec she town hall.and other at nestle

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 3-Jun-2010
    Yvonne, no I did know anyone in allendale except my cousins - sorry.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-Jun-2010
    thats ok..never mind .very long rd anyway..the hospital was there many yrs mount pleasant..isolation one time,,,and towards end for the elderly.nan brain haemorrage passed away there 1961

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 3-Jun-2010
    Yes yvonne I remember the hospital Mt.Pleasant. I had a bad case of impetigo towards the end of wwii and got put in there - was called the isolation hospital at that time.

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Jun-2010
    dont know if you are far away jean but come to norwood green fete several are..church warden our phylis member is doing teas etc..10 july.saturday 11am to 5pm..natter photos memories etc...garden lots chairs cool shade trees..best wishes..yes 1900s maps seems to be hospital there.beginning new rds..allemby was called muddy lane..north rd allendale extented upwards outwards new houses added 1930s

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 10-Jun-2010
    Hi Yvonne, I am a bit far away for a trip to Norwood Green - about 12,000 miles or so. lol. But I will be with you in spirit. jean

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Jun-2010
    ok jean was forgetting for minute that you were one of our australia ones...several of you from australia now,wonderful..small world....one from america or is it 2..over time....we have some summer now after more than usual snow gone by now...happy time to you and thankyou...liked photo you and family cork site..you all look wonderful...happy firm

  • Re: reminise..memory lane by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 31-Jan-2011
    The Gem cinema they used to call that the Fleapit and also the Corinth in Hayes. Sundays we used to listen to Wilfred Pickles and Forces Favourites, with Jean Metcalfe, I'll be seeing you among the all familiar places etc.,,, good stuff and in th evening we would listen to Paul Temple

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1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Mar-2010
just sold antique roadshow collection photos radio timeses.£50000......beginning ali paly...from out of the blue lady first opened tv and sang television words new song......panto horse stage act music dance etc.on old camers.....my boss started as young girl ali paly....but we ourselves had all loads of the archive at tc centre reference library white city....1928 the oldest item..good old hasti... more >>   
  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Mar-2010
    kindly from len....see on google youtube..theme music tv radio shows etc..sport..dambusters.dr findlay.dick barton.mrs dale jess matthews.housewives choice.ship forefast.desert disc.down your way.nationwide..childrens prog themes.music while you work..buchanan everything stops for tea..snoodscarf swirl tie around keep hair out factory work...tin pan alley.circus theme music....today ballroom dance... more >>

  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Mar-2010
    photo board5..laughing policeman.grandfather clock..when I see an elephant fly..pink toothbrush..puffin billy signature tune mac..peter and wolf..que sera sera..as sung in car on seaside outing sing song..owl pussy cat.ugly duckling..buttons bows..animals went in 2 by 2..run rabbit run..davy crockett..bee song..changing guards at buck palace..etc etc

  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 6-May-2010
    Hi Yvonne London Boyhood arrived.

  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    denis wonderful.....photo of 1974 bright blue cover and 3 boys on bridge wall canal swimming...photo on our board5 has had lots viewers this last week..loads people interested...let us know spikes yeading bits I lived on top of both areas 50s60s...thanks so very much kindest regards yvonne

  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 6-May-2010
    Your welcome, couldnt get Acton, Ealing & Southall tho. so boyhood still in librarys.

  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    there may be one on sale ealing library mr oates librarian ealing broadway w5..he has display at front door....he has library copy in glass cabinet they open for you to read ref only,,,not seen boyhood one ever though

  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    any w h smith would order other one for you they special local hist social hist bks..or amazon online internet...picture of its cover on our photoboard,,,still available known of bk. about 12 or 14 pounds probably..medium size not small so room pages for photos

  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    denis did you mention trevor baylis..invented clockwork wind up radio presented his first one to nelso mandela...obe he lives eel pie island thames twickenham way where 60s way out parties were,,,he has assoc helping inventors..went north rd primary then dormers..attended the yr 2000 reunion dormers school...

  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 6-May-2010
    Yes I mention Trevor Bayllis He worked for a firm called Soil Samplers bottom station bridge on the Green, certain in my yre. at school if not my class Dormers Wells.

  • Re: 1954 and yrs tv when bbc tv younger by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    yes soil samplers he writes about that on google couple places he has there

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kelvin rd says viking freighter 1958 planecrash on google by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Mar-2010
says reginald bosanquet itn tv interviewed neighbours..john haigh mayor.says photos etc at lma archive london...photo on board5...they are free 4 busstops up from st pauls   
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southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2010
robin rumble won 2nd prize foot n fiddle,,southall community centre sat nights,,hurkitt for 43yrs...1949 onwards..square dance...any more memories of carnival please and photos   
  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by terence patrick hewett (Member 10243212) on 20-Mar-2010
    From Terence Patrick Hewett: tph197@zepler.net

    Hi Yvonne,

    My sister Pat Aplin (nee Hewett) was on the Foot n Fiddle float with me 1957 carnival. She may have photographs, certainly memories. If you e-mail me I will give you her address in Ruislip and you can write snail mail. Full history of club, with plenty of contact names, is on lin... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2010
    best wishes terry..we are all grateful for every single memory.photo site said you were the boy..1959 was it....dilys boot site member wondered if it was 57....she was there...pauline they were bellringer heston 1952 ish perhaps at your wedding....see you all at fete...be great day all photos etc with us........len mike be interested bomb regina...did you hear of old mary ann gregory my aunt 1927 ... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2010
    terry see you and yours at fete..several of ours want to come but if they are able distance etc problems...kearley..several worked kearly ticklers aec....my aunt kearly supervisor..1950s she loved it..girls liked her.she used to try make their money up piece work,and munitions during war....rosesis willans....tin silver metal biscuits friday nights.....who was firm chew gum...cause wrigley was wem... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2010
    terry see if charlie wright can come fete plenty room in pub garden etc..and your sister her family come...charlie hewitt regina rd...my photo old oak charabanc outing 1927..many regina regulars on photo......it hung by bar 30/40 ys my husband ana I took my aunt uncle to see their dad in it 1978ish......landlord jethro denes......ag labs brickies and local factories men..labourers nest of old dwel... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by terence patrick hewett (Member 10243212) on 20-Mar-2010
    From Terence Patrick Hewett: tph197@zepler.net

    Yes, dad was a foreman at Kearley & Tonge, name of John (Jack) Hewett. Five of his other seven brothers were all foremen at Kearley & Tonge Bethnal Green. Charlie Hewett is now dead but my cousins Lorna and Brenda are alive (my post was a bit ambiguous there, sorry). Charlie Hewett (my uncle Charlie) was actually Major Charles Hewett; he was th... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2010
    best wishes terry and family..site member barrie will have long chat with you he does hayes as well.many yrs .and cranford church..and open every sept guide talk he takes people round 18thish free tour hounslow barracks.....gregory yes on 1881 census of farm stock land own..next door neighbours of my family wingrove fern lane norwood green for many many decades...JOSIE member her family used junct... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by terence patrick hewett (Member 10243212) on 21-Mar-2010
    From Terence Patrick Hewett: tph197@zepler.net

    Re: V1 attack Regina Rd; there is an account of this on BBC WW2 people’s war site; It makes pretty sober reading:

    Under Attack: Living with the Bombs
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/04/a369... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2010
    terry...skip at old north star bottom of northhyde bridge no 202...any photo of it.pulled down 1958ish..my gt aunt barmaid 1913 married the landlord edward ackland..depression with old cart had horse...yes brickfields...line of the old spur dock 1830s to1900s dirt track..load bricks to canal..built up loads of london.including buck palace norwood green bricks...gtgdad gdad etc worked cottage old ... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by terence patrick hewett (Member 10243212) on 21-Mar-2010
    From Terence Patrick Hewett: tph197@zepler.net

    Yes, the old North Star pub. I haven’t got a photo, but I can see the building in my mind right now; just at the end of North Hyde lane as it turns. Sash cord windows in front; yellow London clay bricks. As we were passing my dad went into the pub for a swift half, leaving me outside looking through the window. Your right, the cart was more ... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2010
    thanks terry.of course yes sache..photo on 1st board zooms in to bend.just before sold to BA for continue all thei employees houses their ..hence ringway.....zoom..see how whole ro joined together with north star row cottages...1800 the old dirt track was called north star lane just there going up to fragile bridge..junction put caste iron notice on bridge no heavy locos so farm tractor ect.weight... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2010
    yes have read quite few of the bbc peoples accounts w war 2 etc......often recommend site people read enjoy them often tell them to......very good indeed......decades now libaries and bbc,,,and sound archives....have caringly captured people of their memories......schools enjoy etc...british library euston rd new...incredible architecture and beutiful displays with earphones real people lives ac... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 21-Mar-2010
    Yvonne, you mentioning about the Bellringer might have been at my wedding at Heston church in 1954, started me thinking back on that evening. The reception was held at our house in North Hyde Lane (God only knows how we got everyone in there - my friends from EMI and my husband's from EMI toolroom, plus the relatives). Anyway, in the evening, all the men trooped up to the "North Star" to get more ... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2010
    thanks pauline yes 54 it would have still been there right on that bend as you go round into wentworth....did you ever see new north star....it is right on the big right angle turn.as you go south to fern lane...think it thorneycroft goes sraight on at other side of pub to norwood green ..if your daughter grandson can bring you to fete..phyl says main time st marys open all day.church fete so chur... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 21-Mar-2010
    Sad to say, Yvonne, I can't even remember the old one. I was only at North Hyde Lane for about 18 months. In those days, when my husband came to my house before we were married, he used to take my dad to the "North Star" for a pint, as that was dad's local then. We woman used to be getting the meals!

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2010
    yes as you walk passed on way to wentworth it was tucked so far back into corner..now golflinks there.....and one continuous row old cottages it would have blended into pub ..dark when you walked probably also.. ...keep trying to see if anybody got photo.old north star.......great you were both emi...I had 2 there...and records well wow..50s 60s.......before we had 3 at munitions there 1st w war a... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 21-Mar-2010
    The only radio personality I was ever introduced to at EMI was "Uncle Mac" - I think he was called Derek McCulloch. I'm afraid I didn't really know him, but evidently he was one of the children's favourites on the radio from 1954.

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Mar-2010
    yes have heard them talk of uncle mac..radio childres..1954 /7 we had new tv 3pm childrens bbc 15mins....but so special seemed great thing more than short like that..so picture book bill ben.muffin mule woodentops andy pandy..the museums have kept the original puppets on display..great 1st time ever to see lovely voices shows for kids..sooty larry lion came later etc

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 22-Mar-2010
    Hi all. I can remember being on a float for the Southall Carnival parade in the late 1950's, but the memory's gone a bit hazy here, as I can't recall which float or why. I do remember we were followed by an American Air Force Band, and we threw sweets to them!

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Mar-2010
    thanks len..youtube on google has all the wireless...1954.uncle mac from the 1930s childrens radio,started up hello children and goodnight children everywhere.emi he did lots childrens songs recorded and records sold.got obe and this is your life.his daughter on google..born 1897 plymouth 1st w war disabled babdly life pain but radio was good disguise for him..such carismatic voices bbc radio had ... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Mar-2010
    great phyl...terry is bound to know which float was before american band....see his square dancing float on our photos.....1959ish he was 11......you do not know anybody with photos.dylis boot said she was involved or saw the floats...terry said photo at junction adelaide going to hayes so by western rd way along by you.....looking forward to seeing st mary archive..Husband and I been many churche... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 22-Mar-2010
    Phil it was 1958 I drove a Post Office van the American band came from Ruislip they had white puttees and white scarves I think we assembled in Regina Rd.and finished in Southall park

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 22-Mar-2010
    I think one of our members of Knowhere David Cavell Mother was Mayor that year of the Carnival.

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Mar-2010
    what great site we have....unique memories......ruislip americans at west ruislip site many yrs...uxb northolt......but big base just closed on hill by ickenham..american school etc inside families dwellings.......my friend had yanks live next door...he shot bear in his home town...great humour family........huge google sites yanks fond memories ruislip and england......rehearsals of rafband used ... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 23-Mar-2010
    Terence-When that V1 fell on Regina road(Tuesday 31st August 1944), I happened to be in the back garden. I remember the big black cloud rising in the sky after the explosion. The V1 that fell during the night a couple of months earlier in Siuthall Paek, brought the ceiling down on my bed. I was downstairs in the Morrison Shelter!

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by David A. Cavell (Member 10037516) on 23-Mar-2010
    Our mother, Ivy Cavell, was Mayor in 1957/58, and I was on one of the floats in the 1957 carnival. From memory, it was the Road Safety Committee's float, and I was Sir Walter Raleigh, acting as a "knight of the road".

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Mar-2010
    thankyou david and len...photo of the robin rumble square dance float of southall community centre performed.probably yr after you.terence hewett age 11 on float his photo on our board5 for you to see,,,thankyou...any photos would be great to see....etc...walter raleigh and you mayor mum on safety float...thankyou david....junction adelaide rd so far our photo.......len was postman van....american... more >>

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 24-Mar-2010
    Did Robin use to run the dancing at The Dormers Wells Pioneer Youth club? Just looked at the photo of the carnival float and almost sure it was him. Can anyone confirm? I'm probably thinking of the early to mid fifties.

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Mar-2010
    dilys terence who was with robin has put his own email on this page site..if that helps..best wishes.

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by thompson (Member 10241148) on 29-Mar-2010
    Can not recall which years that we at Southall Swimming Club entered floats, but one theme was King Kanute and we loaned props from Pinewood Studios, that had been use for the film Cloepatra. We had the use of George Cross's low-loader some years and my dad's lorry from Sid Brand for others. Sid's yard was next to Norwood Green's bridge and his office in Westen Road.

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-Mar-2010
    if you have seen the movie film of southall swim pool outdoor rec on the site.....know an old face southall...norwood green so well known to many of us..you may like revisit it at church fete 10july table of archive and church open dressed.flowers ....with archives also......do you have any photos....

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-Mar-2010
    got george cross as starting 1919 small behind white hart...prospered wembley exhibition.move larger at sussex rd then uxbridge rd.1961 had 100 peope.sand gravel building haulage.your swim float sounds good probably several yrs

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 29-Mar-2010
    Sid Brand in Western rd. was a up town Rag and Bone firm we use take old clothes and jam jars there

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 29-Mar-2010
    There slogan waas"Here Comes Cross"

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by thompson (Member 10241148) on 30-Mar-2010
    "Here comes Cross" was on the front of the lorries and 2There goes Cross" on the back. They were also the first firm that I can recall that introduce the portable skips.

  • Re: southall carnival our photo float 1959 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Mar-2010
    thanks keep the very interesting info stories going nice

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photo comment board1st one.zepler...st mary orphanage etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2010
great to hear stained glass window when you went in chapel ,.you remember areadio built..gregory farm near you went schoolboy...my aunt 1914 to 1927 common by you at wentworth rd...she knew mary ann gregory old lady well...she used to comb her long hair.......10 conker trees convent used feed draught animals...mum worked dreaded tube..so did my uncle 19 yrs 1936 died toxic fumes their they payed c... more >>   
  • Re: photo comment board1st one.zepler...st mary orphanage etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2010
    must be our church warden st mary norwood green phyl...put comment on church photo........she kindly explains booklet on church on sale there....church always open sat10july fete village green....church archive display.....looking forward to it phyl...thankyou....11am to 5pm....hope wentworth rd 2 members can get there they have loads memories..he explained seacadets orphanage barracks parade grou... more >>

  • Re: photo comment board1st one.zepler...st mary orphanage etc by terence patrick hewett (Member 10243212) on 20-Mar-2010
    From Terence Patrick Hewett: tph197@zepler.net

    Yes, dad was a foreman at Kearley & Tonge, name of John (Jack) Hewett. Five of his other seven brothers were all foremen at Kearley & Tonge Bethnal Green. Charlie Hewett is now dead but my cousins Lorna and Brenda are alive (my post was a bit ambiguous there, sorry). Charlie Hewett (my uncle Charlie) was actually Major Charles Hewett; he was th... more >>

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seagull by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Mar-2010
board2.special photo street view we all enjoy..seagull flies to camera lens...happy easter to you all 16 degrees better weather...1925 gt west rd may.... opened by king queen.there...... and billy smart   
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king edw hosp westealing child ward tiles nursery rhymnes by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2010
dear kelly....dont get time scroll to bottom page much so did not see your entry few days ago..........have put reply there............just checked photos and tiles bright yellow green red etc on..... board3......nice hearing about you rushing to end bowl to see which rhyme you had........I remember for tiny kid first time out of little home...........and these huge walls dark green below but all... more >>   
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lonely in need of loving by gilf (Member 10245596) on 12-Mar-2010
Is there a man out there who can satisfy my needs? I am a widow in my early sixties, and I am still young at heart. I am looking for a local man to keep me warm at night. The best way to find me is via the www dateagranny dot com web site - I would rather you find me there than email me directly - I hope you understand. Sylvia x
  
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quaker oats by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Mar-2010
a while ago sold at auction set quaker oat cerial bowls £100..quaker offered £80 to put in their museum...tokens collected 100yrs ago..gift came in post..china elabourate painted with sheaf corn oats etc ..   
  • Re: quaker oats by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Mar-2010
    on google 2 interesting long reads.....1930s etc.............featherstone road area...........and western road right side...photo board5 st johns ambulancesouthall 1950

  • Re: quaker oats by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Mar-2010
    another good site google......reading....ealing queen of suburbs.and ealing society walk.....1986

  • Re: quaker oats by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-May-2010
    Quaker oats is it still in southall reg Leicester.

  • Re: quaker oats by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 20-Feb-2011
    My father John Hay worked at Quaker Oats from 1945 to 1962, he was a Millwright.

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1hr 20 mins//space shuttle england to over australia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Mar-2010
we have seen it some days at gate always early evening...but not if cloud..fast star across....bright...west to east then on to australia...9am australia wakes up to it.easy to see for you   
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todays post by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Mar-2010
replies arrived waterways requested bridges over canal southall map on board 5 and footpath side little bridges as well wharfs sunken barges weir etc areas......and reply from bor ealing conserv and gas wks re develop....sheets on photos..bankside old oak bridge all conserved ...seemsdec 2009 prissed off 200yr old iron notice gone... 2008 ealing survey it was there..should be in museum/..says junc... more >>   
  • Re: todays post by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Mar-2010
    today but repeat of antique roadshow tv...martin grotseque huge head beak bird bright deep blue tobacco jar....head comes off.lid...£10000...while ago now so lot more cost now,,,,,small the size of his hand...stoneware southall..pulled kiln down 1942 at canal...3 buried havelock they had kids families to support but poor..could not sell much £20 sold one item they were thrilled..feel sure grave... more >>

  • Re: todays post by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-May-2010
    Would this be the inlet just north of Spikes bridge park behind Cranligh grds. had a trellis sides to it.

  • Re: todays post by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    yes old maps show spurs off canal there ..old brickfields ..........mike braden used to go up there with his father fishing 1930s etc he says remembers and prisonwar camp ..ruins there of wall...footpath bridge across canal there...high mobile phone mast cormorants.herons nest high...also under dozen cockerteels

  • Re: todays post by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 2-May-2010
    it was on this spur the first time I fell in one of many.

  • Re: todays post by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-May-2010
    ah yes....pity have not got any photos of the old days canal...was brickfields lots of spurs got filled in..pperhaps your niall talks of spur..photo of bk on google..bright blue cover....fantastic photo on cover 3 boys age 8 bare top swimming...leaning over wall ... canal bridge seems...hope you get book and let us know bits of local stories

  • Re: todays post by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-May-2010
    just trying work out what hospitals for all these accidents canal....kids..or workplace no health safety...infections etc no antibiotics... etc..1930/50s...southall had mt pleasant north rd isolation hosp...king edw 7th west ealing...hillingdon hosp.......and over across bankside yeading willowtree from your spur.1940 map shows willowtree isolation hosp........west mid isleworh....then husband fel... more >>

  • Re: todays post by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 2-May-2010
    I was sent to Moorfields Eye Hospital as I was hit in the eye with a fast ball, and it developed into a large cyst on the eye, completely closing it. I had to have an operation and stay in there for a while. My mother was away convalescing and thank goodness my aunt, who lived in Wood Green (they had a radio repair shop) was able to visit me once or twice. That was in 1943.

  • Re: todays post by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-May-2010
    my aunt of chiswick was at moorfields eye1970s.cataracts..visited her daily.....marylebone rd...up by old paddington green village.....opposite woolworths head office..madame tussards further down.,,,it was extremely old hospital..if it is same one...patches on eye.....sat to chat got up went.....the sister complained to my aunt that had not put stool right under neath bed....sorry did not realise... more >>

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canal by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
many of you mention canal..enjoy pathe film on google..beauty and barge girls 1945....to birmingham....railings along top aquaduct at yeading brook...commentary   
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southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Feb-2010
on first board photos 4/5 photos..western rd also had 8 tildesley low cottages down little old track..labourers.nickname as most groups workers cottages had nicknames 1800s 1900s....tilly billy bottom..1935 pulled down.......there are only half dozen local..old labourers cottages left...1800 built refurbished but often with still sache window....most working ordinary people population lived in the... more >>   
  • Re: southalll football club by josie (Member 10235627) on 28-Feb-2010
    Hello Yvonne,my mothers family lived in TillyBilly Bottom..some other's included the Ward family and Webb's..also a Granny Groves(related to the Heard Family)My Mothers family moved to Allenby Rd previously called Muddy Lane.regards Josie...(Cinema opp Ealing Town Hall demolished).

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    best wishes josie..yes remembered you said while ago tilly bott....my aunt even at chiswick..people over there called the little clusters workers dwellings crazy ct etc etc....vague yes did read muddy lane allemby thanks for confirm....tently 1800s was southall lane....yes have seen heard and groves names several times google and family tree....yes one good day week ago sun dry mild had gt day eal... more >>

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    josie good site...western rd right hand side tilly billy bottom.....and site jim marshall story largest dancehall in southall

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    marshalls father ran fried fish shop western ave,1946 to 49 marshall worked toolmaker heston airport

  • Re: southalll football club by Beverley Cornwell (Member 10244908) on 3-Mar-2010
    I am a Heard from Greenford Avenue and met my ex husband at Southall Football Club disco back in the 70's. My mum and dad are in Hortus Road Cemetary they were married in St Johns off the King street

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-Mar-2010
    JOSIE neal ..think you said you were of heard family....best wishes to you...our families married st john and are at havelock near hortus..have a look at our local photos

  • Re: southalll football club by Ron Cox (Member 10234401) on 4-Mar-2010
    With the intrest in Southall FC being shown in photos & comments here I posted some programmes from 1947 to show that the club supported local junior football on Board5. Maybe some of the names will ring bells from your school days?

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Mar-2010
    thanks ron.best wishes,,yes waxlow//the old southall name...think up allemby rd way....and our telephone fot many years waxlow then numbers.......thats when you had district name as well as numbers.....glad you like football photos and western rd photo after site gone to yeading

  • Re: southalll football club by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 4-Mar-2010

    Yvonne-thanks for the reminder about the telephone system years ago. My parents left Southall on 1954-for some daft reason i remembdr their number:Southall 2733!

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Mar-2010
    you made me laugh.....daft reason....what on earth ha....yes waxlow was one I knew...ha

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Mar-2010
    beverley cornwell....have seen heard family so often mentioned.....photo 1970 north rd school our board 5 and know old face southall site google.....joanne heard at north rd school group 1970 photo....

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Mar-2010
    pauline.................you spoke mayo....on are you an old face southall in google.....mayo lady asking for help......northcote ave mayos...snowy maude....jim june ....barbara ....sheila related to also

  • Re: southalll football club by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 7-Mar-2010
    Yvonne - I can't even get into "Are you an old face from Southall" at the moment. What help did Mayo from Southall need? I didn't know any of the Mayo family personally. Only that they lived next door to the "Farrances." Have to get some help from my daughter when I see her!

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Mar-2010
    are you old face southall have used it during today it has been ok all today..just usual memories discussion.etc sections of that site..ron ted peter john bert tom robertbob her father..maud.jim sheila of ji and barbara site members of bob.memories northcote ave said 1st hse she bought..moved away 1985.best wishes your daughter..and for yesterday special day.sunny weekend.cranes heron turns at can... more >>

  • Re: southalll football club by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 7-Mar-2010
    When I got into this the last time to see photos I got straight in. This time it's asking me to join "Facebook". I'm not on "Facebook" and don't want to join, but thanks anyway.

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Mar-2010
    I did not join just saw all memories comments.....did not need to add a comment so did not join....lots heard family...lots mayo family...and other southall names I have heard before.....quite list of those northcote ave....and spikes bridge rd names..memories...on that site......just done hounslow research 1910 shop r whites lemonade..high st and old town hall pulled down middle high st treaty rd... more >>

  • Re: southalll football club by Del (Member 10230525) on 12-Mar-2010

    My mother Emily Ansell and her mother Beatrice Mansell used to go to the bingo under the stand (Opp the main one) every Thursday night, until we moved to Essex in Jan 1962.

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Mar-2010
    sorry do not know the names...good site friends reunite has roads with many people who have put their names 1950s 60s living....may have your neighbours..bingo under football stands..dominion cinema bingo hall jan 1962 when it closed with dirk bogarde film wind cannot read..see our photos boards.....some of southall football club

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Mar-2010
    your family names might be recognised by job pre 1961...many of our families worked southall large places..kealey ..ticklers..cinema...shops..munitions..maypole..aec..transport..gas ..pubs etc..scotts..builders..schools.......the 3rd site on google for memories southall page of reading......called appendices...by colin harris...featherstone rd etc

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Mar-2010
    ron thanks football photos board5...australia today for you there.best wishes for easter

  • Re: southalll football club by Karen Connolly (Member 10214339) on 4-Aug-2010
    My maternal grandmother was born in a cottage in Tillybilly bottom. Alongside the canal - surname was Lloyd and was known as Tilly (short for matilda!!) Born in 1895 or 1897 and died in 1987. Lived in Southall all her life!

  • Re: southalll football club by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Dec-2010
    karen put it on front 1st page people dont read back...we have members lived tilly bottom and their families there...so well known famous..was victorian working class thing nickname groups dwellings my aunt told me of couple quirky name places

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Photos by Vince Jackson (Member 10004627) on 26-Feb-2010
Hi all you old Southallians, I'm intrigued to see all these photos of Southall but cannot seem to log in to flicker can someone please advise how I access please, I'm so looking forward to seeing them.....   
  • Re: Photos by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 26-Feb-2010
    Just type in Southallboard2 Vince

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board4 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Feb-2010
photo 1942 map all size click and zoom....mill pond all open space across to path bunny pk...no dormers primary I was 1st yr open 1954.......spikes..open ground to willowtree lane no larch crescent........willow pub at bottom right angle bend marina spur comes in off canal............farm track goes straight to behind byron pub ruislip rd off cows were milked early morning.......back of saxon tudo... more >>   
  • Re: board4 by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Feb-2010
    I enjoyed the latest photos - so many of them of interest. It was good to see the youngsters still playing cricket at Spikes Bridge Municipal Sports Gound, as we did as children all those years ago. Spikes Bridge obviously looked different after its refurbishment. You remember, Yvonne, it used to have wooden planks to walk on which moved as you walked. We used to walk across the outside of the bri... more >>

  • Re: board4 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Feb-2010
    yes had completely forgotten about planks...oh yes thanks......lovely to read nice dame kelly trained at spikes......that high scorching metal slide must have been there so many.yrs 1930s 1950 et etc..strong built....long horse thing.all get on androcked up and down....jump on the roundabout..grab the handle sit on....swings always......2 children up down seasaw.boys would bump it bounce hard ....... more >>

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tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Feb-2010
pauline.mike dylis everybody...path hanwellbunny pk,tube bridge cricket pavillion.cafe stmary animals...on board3 photos.andspikes tudor   
  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Feb-2010
    ruins building southall pk.1838.1855..1881. on our photos..earl jersey..mental institions local...pk billy smart circus 1946 ap 5th tommy hanley there....says pre 2nd w war.ruins southall side prison near spikes bridge..jeffrey family say german prison war kept 1914..durdans pk was brickfield off ladymarg rd...lots brickfields about...

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 25-Feb-2010

    Pre-WW2(and during), I used to go fishing with my dad near those prison ruins on the canal-there was a small, short branch off the canal then. I remember then being told that the prison housed German POW's during WW1. Yvonne's entry brought it all back!

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Feb-2010
    So many lovely photos, but the ones which brought back most memories for me on Southallboard3 were the Manor House gardens with the lovely rectangular pond with the Lily Pads and the fish (and the coins which had been thrown in) not forgetting the ancient Mulberry Tree. The park keeper used to keep a good eye on the place. Also, the Ironbridge and Southall Park. I think most of the giant trees in... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Feb-2010
    thankyou pauline and mike,so now know it was not just one persons rumour...small branch off canal....and he thought near spikes bridge...map on our board 4..1940......shows short spur southall side on right.little north of bridge...my uncle fred lived by spikes went fishing there also.......did they ever catch live eels.......so behind carlisle ave.....behind or before the row houses built carlisl... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Feb-2010
    TODAY gazette.emi hayes on board2 photos...and also...dawley boys club 1954 mr huckle organiser...gordon kerrison

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Ron Cox (Member 10234401) on 26-Feb-2010
    Michael the short branch of the canal was crossed by a stone bridge we called the white bridge.In the early 40s I used to catch newts using a piece of cotton with a worm tied on in the branch. Later I fished about 200yds further on with some success.We also had 2 allotments, one at Spikes Bridge and the other about 500yds passed the white bridge. Always a great time along the canal.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Feb-2010
    best wishes ron and all...may be the short spur filled in path bridges over.may be taken away.....photos of the stretch on board2 today....allotments on map now.....across spikes bridge on left in brookside fields ahford ave..........then going south to hayes bridge hamborough pub bankside junction beaconsfield allotments at canal there......leisure area walk now in north direction to willowtree l... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 26-Feb-2010
    Thanks for the reminder Ron of the bridge over the spur.Dad and I had limited fishing success-a few small roach and gudgeon as I recall. Our favourite fishing spot in Southall was the branch going to Quaker Oats, fishing on the opposite side to the towpath. We even caught Bleak there-quite how they got there I know not

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Feb-2010
    ron and everybody..board2 photo bankside down by beaconsfield where allotments at canal...o/s map on google shows short spur there before the gas works

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-Feb-2010
    Thanks Yvonne for the "Bankside" photo. It was about opposite to where we used to live. It looks as if the May trees are still on the towpath.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Feb-2010
    lovely pauline and may trees too....google says 1800 they were built..lovely marinas sought after today by local canal..quiet.atractive..over harefield etc and some rushes etc rural tranquility beauty along there...dragonflies butterflies etc.white ducks mallards.swans herons..cormarents...but new invasion parakeets today,,,,,middx richmond hampton ct etc noisy gorgeous colour...think 3 photo ban... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-Feb-2010
    Forgot to say thank you for the 3 Errol Flynn photos which Len sent to me from you Yvonne. He was a good looking guy, but I don't get the same thrill as my friend and I used to when we were drooling over him in our teens. "Bankside" was on Southallboard3

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-Feb-2010
    Sorry, "Bankside" was on Southallboard2!

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Feb-2010
    good got flyn...thats coincidence that he is on wall dominion...zoomed it and him on his own there...great fun all film stars photos displayed pictures..fascinating in london the theatres going back so far with all the actors photos.etc...and local theatres with their performers displayed..forgot flynn smoked pipe that did not help his health...but tony s mum got his dad off cigs to pipe said less... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 27-Feb-2010
    Was this spur that you are all refering to what we used to call sunken barges?

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-Feb-2010
    Yes, it was Dilys, not that I ever went over to that side as it looked so scary from the other side of the bank. My brothers used to go fishing over there.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 1-Mar-2010
    Wonderful photos on Southallboard4. We all have our favourites, but to see the old Tudor road school again, and the houses hardly changed. It reminded me of one of the girls in my class who lived there, Marion Badger and her sister Pauline. Bankside cottages looked as they did in the 30's. I can't believe they are fetching those prices now. Obviously "The Hsmbrough" has changed, and I did prefer t... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 1-Mar-2010
    I should have said "Southallboard5". Yet another senior moment!

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Mar-2010
    pauline grubhams 137 northcote ave along by norman ave on board 5 today...the little yellow man street view...google map...but awkward at that end....did get 144 once but managed this bit .....flats says [a] so they are cheaper says large loft poss 3rd bedroom in loft.....new gas works when money extends landscape gardening there both sides canal yeading brook at bankside...so could develope nice... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 1-Mar-2010
    Good to see where Grubham's shop is with the new owners, plus a glimpse of the private houses at that end of the road. Can't quite make out where we were, as if Norman Avenue was just across the road to the right we looked across to that from our house. I don't know which school photo you mean Yvonne, as I left Tudor road in 1943 and went to SGS for two years until 1945, when I left to earn my kee... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Mar-2010
    strange today pauline doing my cousin......reunite has western rd school secondary 1940s etc....tudor hardly comes up but middle school....4/5 girls have photo western......one girl mason married name... bender sandra..only did last yr at western..think saying was tudor before.....she has 4/5 girls and head identified and your name is there..maiden and married..........137 northcote yes opposite r... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 1-Mar-2010
    No, Yvonne, it's not me in the photo, and I don't know any of the girls - sorry.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Mar-2010
    thanks pauline...shows how reunite makes some hiccups...just doing family tree today have recd photo and plaque and envelope..says was a scroll.cannot find...help len mike ron vince all.......was there scroll.....got my nans brother 1st war.....photo 2 stripes chevrons army no badge belt cap visible.photo.......google says sergeant corporal......help barry of hounslow barracks he is historian........ more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Mar-2010
    was ages before realised 2nd way spikes bridge pk..always used main front gate....then save going all back through hedges lonely route found side path from bridge side gate pk....so now photo see path went out spikes rd near northcote ave.............street view not doing 144 northcote end ,,,some residents block...2005 van went round camera...but this seems spikes end ahead going north 144 white ... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Mar-2010
    yes right side turn off norman ave across rd there 137 and others northcote ave...but last bit northcote ave and carlisle not on camera..all the other rds are...can see ahead 144 white cream it was semi end house on right west side there..child nursery behind end hses northcote ave now backing onto west ave...several people trace their walk to school memory...have a go....found war scroll and loa... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 2-Mar-2010
    Fantastic photos on Southallboard5 of Northcote Avenue, Yvonne, especially Spikes Bridge looking up the road. I can see all the old neighbours houses - The Farrances and the Mayos on the far left corner, the Marks next to the Mayos. The Stranges with the larger house with the brick wall that goes round that corner on the opposite side. Can see my friend Mauvine Stevens house and the Willans next d... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-Mar-2010
    told you would like street view ..have go....len chris me several have tried it....in google........google maps street view....up comes kew gdns palm hse lovely........type in spikes bridge road southall middlesex uk........click along arrow...careful........fidley but zooms in out but ok day or so when used to it.......norman ave west ave........3 quarters northcote ave down from grubhams but onl... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-Mar-2010
    delemare rang bell.......yes across bridge and I kept going houses rd ashford.past delemare....to little bridge at yeading brook..water was high....and across brookside field far west one to yeading lane////by delemere....funny little brick wall area..go through narrow passage between wall to contine.....yeading brook goes under along there.....mushrooms over brookside nice with bacon breakfast...... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 3-Mar-2010
    It was Berwick Avenue, Yvonne where we walked to across Spikes Bridge. Haven't remembered that name for years.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 3-Mar-2010
    Pauline-this brings back long dormant memories.
    Southall Tech's sports ground was in Hayes. After an afternoons sport, my pal Ron Carey and I cycled through some back streets which took us to Spikesbridge thence home to North Road.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-Mar-2010
    yes berwick and ashford both go along together..have to squeeze through gap in wall furthur along.must be cause yeading brook goes through both those rds under.......along top delemere..yes row shops opposite pub on other side...post office was one of them.....lovely to have all that green belt...losing some...but hillingdon still have that kept green belt and along by bankside off.......open area... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 3-Mar-2010
    What a lovely surprise to open up Southallboard5 this evening and see the interior of St Leonard's Church and the Church itself. I was married there 56 years ago on 6 March, so it was a really nostalgic memory for me. Thank you. Mind you, we had snow on the ground and it was a bitterly cold day all those years ago! I can remember shivering waiting for Frank Barry to take the photos.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Mar-2010
    saw the photos knew you would like them.lived behind 1967 went to carol concert up by the alter..we did the alter experience 36yrs ago...special goes through life with you..best wishes for saturday what coincidence should be day before your actual memory that I put photo on.....july we had rain ha...march should be lovely spring and you had snow...my family married there 1800s 1900s..labourers wa... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Mar-2010
    having just finished nan brother geneology.put my heston photos on fo a while..northhyde.norwood green..but wingrove heston farm all his life 13yrs old started work there..horses etc...kirby cottage opposite old 1895 school he started at....kirby trimmer local vicar and owners cottages....50yrs married and funeral in gazette....salt of the earth these ancestors who worked hard all their lives..usu... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 5-Mar-2010
    From our large estate at Northcote Avenue, Carlyle Avenue, etc. we used to walk to Tudor road through to Norman Avenue into Dane road. Then a short way up Dane road on the right there was an established alleyway (which was still there in 2000) past Lancaster road on the left,(Wimpeys on the right) past the few houses into the back entrance of Tudor road school. The boys' playground was on the left... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-Mar-2010
    vague but thought also memory of alley crooked up walls..from grubhams way to saxon etc.....just doing greenford.and it says 1st dye but famous perkins 1st for artificial dye colours chemicals..he called first mauveine...famous a mauve....similar your friend irish type name...was on tv perkin mauvine last week showed you the colours he first invented.....tv said perivale wembly site....knew we alw... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 8-Mar-2010
    From time to time I read a bit more from my brother David's auto-biography. As this was when he was at Tudor road school, I thought it was a nice memory to recount here. "Always being physically active, over the Park and canal in particular, I soon became proficient enough to get into the school football team, as goalkeeper. We did quite well as a team, but I remember one particular game against L... more >>

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Mar-2010
    had seen name g cakebread before so looked 6 items google you may like 2007 etc..bees griffin mel scott brentford james miller and lady margaret...well done goalkeeper...thats great of you..enjoyable for you both...meant yesterday..hounslow cottage hospital behind ...opposite bell .....their cinema..typed slip........ron etc...likes all the football

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 27-Apr-2010
    On my last visit to Spikes Bridge I is noticed it is not the original bridge. i belive somebody was killed diveing of it in the 1930s.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by Marjorie Dale (Member 10237756) on 27-Apr-2010
    Would you by any chance be the Dennis Sexton who lived in a turning off Cornwall Avenue in the 1930/,40's

    Regards
    Marjorie.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 30-Apr-2010
    Hi I lived in Lady Margaret Road in the flats between Ascot Gdns. and Somerset Rd. in the 50s.

  • Re: tudorrdschooland rd.....spikesparkrecground and canal under bridge and walk along by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 30-Apr-2010
    To be correct it was the 40/50 Denis

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Vitual street tour by Alan Thomas (Member 10214550) on 24-Feb-2010
Apologies if this has already been posted but for anyone wanting to make a virtual street tour, click
http://www.vpike.com/
You may have to select U.K. and London and then navigate out along the Uxbridge Road using the little man. Takes a bit of getting used to but good fun to see how much has changed, good luck, A.T.
  
  • Re: Vitual street tour by Alan Thomas (Member 10214550) on 24-Feb-2010
    Or try copying and pasting...
    http://www.vpike.com/?ci=2643743&country=GB

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Feb-2010
    yes difficult...but worth seeing...len christine myself have seen told others to try..tudor rd down to school etcetc

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Ron Cox (Member 10234401) on 28-Feb-2010
    Thanks for address Alan. Made a few trips down memory lane ie from Saxon Rd to Dormers Wells School.Alan did you go to Dormers? There are a few chages to the entrance and exta buildings but other wise trip was great.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    bes wishes ron...yes when you zoom down to door of what was headmistress right headmaster left.there is security there...porch area before go into school...christine on site went to the millenieum reunion 20 from her class...2 teachers I had there...got in touch with my class last week they would have gone we did not know did not think..everybody working and loads commitments did not realise...we ... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    pauline have go at travel roads see all....christine ron len me all done it....google........google maps street view.......enter southall middlesex uk.....comes up the broadway....get used to it after little while....gently click arrow along to 3 horseshoes....but try turn te little yellow man and arrows go to bankside...take the arrow south click mouse control and down bankside.....likewise tudo... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 28-Feb-2010
    Yvonne, grandson has tried in vain to get Southallboard5@yahoo.com but no joy. Have even tried co.uk as well, but still no joy. HELP!

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    sorry been doing dinner......in left address bar.........www.flickr.com.......quick click to word enter.on right.........up it comes.....right corner sign in click it......southallboard5@yahoo.com..password middlesex5..........sign in click........gson let us know if problem.....after been signed in couple days...will just do southallboard5.in google nice easy then......because in your own comput... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 28-Feb-2010
    Thank you Yvonne - instant success! Once grandson had got me in, I next typed in www.flickr.com in address bar, and it gets you straight into Southallboard5.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    so pleased so sorry...did not realise that tony had forgot he did co.uk before...accidently did .com....sorry....lovely ones today enjoy...you have wonderful gson...so worried had not seen your morning note ...worried he had gone and means you not see all the week...but no hes done it....good lad...fondest regards to you both...from us...10 degrees they say this week crocus blooming soon be daffs

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 28-Feb-2010
    No, it wasn't the .com Yvonne, it was the Password. We were putting in Middlesex instead of Middlesex5.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    oh...I see..well everybody now can see the pitfalls....so all please enjoy 5 boards photos,,,middlesex5 password last one.......get some nice colour in modern photos...old are the atmosheric historic b/w jobs ...to load on upload and if photo home put under scanner...save and then to our site...thankyou sincerely all great...just say if help....hate to think of struggling just say

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Alan Thomas (Member 10214550) on 1-Mar-2010
    In reply to Ron Cox.. No Ron, I was a 'Fevvers Kid'
    and went to Featherstone Road School. I lived in Brent Road, between Derley and Marlborough Road.I left Southall to move to Hounslow in 1976 then left Hounslow to relocate to the westcountry in the early 90's. I haven't been nearer to London than Bristol in almost twenty years but enjoyed my chidhood growing up in Southall. Regards,Alan.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Mar-2010
    best wishes alan ron...dont know if your family on old oak pub photo on our photos 1926..it used to hang at bar landlady said mos t regular local men on it..brent nearer junction pub but......my aunt before 1960 many yrs supervisor kealey tongs biscuits brent rd sisrose ackers willans......good girls worked there great mates..she loved it.....we used get tin plain silvertin box on friday night bis... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Mar-2010
    alan have you tried free site..friends reunite..their replies come up on email...so you know that when you have reply it shows up straight away on outlook........street section...several brent rd your yrs,,,and schools have same thing....message contact lists names dates.....also work places so those who worked same yrs place contact.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Alan Thomas (Member 10214550) on 2-Mar-2010
    Hello Yvonne,thanks for the tip about Friends Reunited, I am registered with them and have made a couple of contacts. There are lot's of names there and on this board that are familiar but I would be hard pressed to put a face to but it's nice to read all the reminiscences and stories. The photograph collection on this forum is also great and being added to all the time, it was good to see the old... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-Mar-2010
    if you have any photos let us know can help.....reunite found they do roads now list people living 1940 50s etc...photos on the schools.....street view memories walk to school on google map camera moving van 2005....keep in touch...national trust supposed to be renovating manor hse this year.gas works revamp in planning

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 15-Mar-2010
    Finally got into the street tour, Yvonne. More hit than miss to start with, but I got to see Tudor road, along the Uxbridge road to the "Hambrough" down the side by Bankside, and right outside our house. Couldn't seee exactly which one it was, but saw whereabouts. My God it's changed along the Broadway, but nearly 60 years ago is a long time! Even saw Northcote Avenue and the poor old "Northcote A... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2010
    good..it does get easier...will have look at little bridge......yes broadway is shock........at weekend they completed street view of whole country.....could not get your end northcote but perhaps can now...wondered if it is because of nursery been built behind all that corner there northcote to west ave...they may have blocked small children......so glad you saw memories....14 degrees today washi... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Mar-2010
    on board3 photo...those speak of allotments bridge..bankside......yeading brook comes along...history middx on google said well over 100yrs ago yeading trout stream......did a like hot airballoon low over.....googlestreet but just the circle blue arrows took me down canal past baseball ct beaconsfield school..to lots cars 2005 camera think......over head view of gasholder....down to bulls bridge..... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Ron Cox (Member 10234401) on 16-Mar-2010
    Yes Pauline & Yvonne the trip down the different streets that we walked as kids is great. I followed the alleyway from the back of the school to Alexander Ave. I lived at 74 Saxon Rd which was on the alley. You have to jump from street to street and pick up the start and end of the alley. To see the changes to the fronts of the houses with the bigger windows is wonderful.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 16-Mar-2010
    Hi Ron, the alleyway I am talking about only started in Dane road - it was an established alleyway and separated the private houses from the council houses. Your Saxon road came before Dane road, and you would have had to go out of Saxon road, down the top of Dane road on the left-hand side before you got to "our" alleyway.
    It was still there in 2000 - exactly the same as it always was. I can't ... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2010
    see if ron or len can help my memory.....off from grubhams shop top northcote thought went through alley to saxon,,,,bent alley 2 bits bent around high wall..1950s....my cousin went tudor rd probably cut through that way from alley top west ave northcote pub...........my 3 alleys to dormers primary off kingsley ave east of north rd scarey in winter.......public footpaths alleys on deeds...think fo... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 16-Mar-2010
    Yes, Yvonne, there was an alleyway through from Northcote Avenue to Saxon road, and also a smaller alleyway near to Denbies sweet shop, further down Norhhcote Avenue to Saxon road. The query is - was there a cut-through from Saxon road to Dane road because I can't remember one.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2010
    so very pleased hear my memory was not imagined...only went once wtice...because did not go school that way....was surprised find alley..bit scared was longish and bent around right angle high wall or such....hope you find out about your other alley..wonder if zoom over top would show it......that circle blue arrows close shows a lot..glides over top close 2005....deeds show council alleys footpat... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2010
    wonder if old alley 80 dane rd going west but some of these grass paths may have been for coal man taking round back.....somebody these days put fence across..aerial did not help much not clear small alleys from looking down above view.....good to see 74 saxon ron right on big alley cycle circle there.....O/s map would give alleys but....all street maps seen dont....so only your memories help trac... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2010
    60 dane rd..concrete alley cycle track....going west...coming back down rd to east norman ave and curve round in spikes bridg rd114 door numbers etc.on google

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 16-Mar-2010
    The only alleyways on our estate, which included Dane road, Spikes bridge road, Norman avenue & Northcote avenue were private alleys running from the back of our houses out to the road, which were for access to the dustman and coalman. There were no public alleyways other than that one in Dane road which all the children from the above roads used. We all used this public alleyway every day over s... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2010
    thanks info....just remembered yes my cousin kid used to run along back of all the gardens track area off alley northcote which went off back gardens all along back of west ave there.....he got told off if matches along back track there........they need the alley now view 2005 google street view got cycle sign so handy cut through.....was that the one so this what ron saw.....

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 16-Mar-2010
    When I lived in Alexandria Ave. and went to Tudor Rd.I could get to Dane Rd through alley ways between Northcote and Saxon there was a large alley there was a bonded warehouse situated it was a large driveway why I remember the place was a fish shop called Houghton's and out the back were bins of crackling we use to help ourselves the top of Saxon was waste land where we use to play.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Ron Cox (Member 10234401) on 16-Mar-2010
    Pauline as you said many of the alleys were closed off. The Dane Rd alley is as you said between the private and council houses. If you traverse up Dane Rd on the opposite side of the road to 60 Dane Rd you will see alley to Saxon Rd.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2010
    thanks len probably dolly went through that way to tudor...........end saxon now on google camera nice semi circle bungalows.thankyou info and crispy bits sounds great fish shop.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Ron Cox (Member 10234401) on 16-Mar-2010
    Len that wide driveway was behind the shops in the Broadway which serviced the shops between Saxon & Northcote. I remember the Fish & Chip shop. The waste land had the air raid shelters during the war & advertising hoardings along the main road. Many hours of fun in that area.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 16-Mar-2010
    I'm just trying to give you a picture of our alleys in Northcote Avenue, and elsewhere on the estate. We lived in terraced houses - in groups of four. There was one large alley from the road serving our next door neighbour, and to the right the alley led to our back garden, but no further. The same the other side - serving one neighbour at the side, and to the left - another three neighbours. Then... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2010
    ron you and len would have lots memories..interesting for all of us....do you remember big high bakers hot ovens west top of northcote ave,bakers was still there then,,2 photos on our board when the replastered found old wall painting.ads.like they had up north and bristol....our photo shows baker crouch wedding cakes and prize given to healthy turnog brown bread 1907 there.........hey you we usua... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Mar-2010
    yes similar narrow dirt track all along back gardens west side of west ave.....cousin charlie played along there.overgrown only narrow track....between back gardens top so broadway end west ave mud track northcote ave gdns their back gardens......street 2005 view shows proper concrete alley views cycle sign

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 16-Mar-2010
    Ron, I still can't place it, but I'll take your word for it and have a look when I get going again with the street tour. Whereabouts in Saxon road did you live? I can't locate to numbers.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 17-Mar-2010
    Going back to the alleyway opposite Grubhams, does anyone remember the huge Wood Yard by the side, which was burnt to the ground. It was a massive fire.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2010
    len ro bound to remember huge fire like that.....your sister would probably remember modern clinic they built there 50s...but oh dear queue up on council chairs..go into gruff dentists...gas mask in chair pull out teeth or drill......big difference later yrs got treated so kindly by dentists ....as we have today

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 17-Mar-2010
    The fire was just before the war I say 1938 talking of alley ways you could get in to Alfred Gdns.where the wood yard was it is now a Medical centre I go there to have blood taken when you look back at the facilities we had in the town our lovely parks I can remember the paddling pool and paddle boats in Southall park when your time was up he pulled you in with a long pole also Dare Devil Peggy di... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2010
    it is lovely go 65 bus to kew gnds..but distance not same as on your doorstep.......improving every yr so much at kew...beautiful..ealing common fair keeps going every yr I think......a distant cousin of ours worked parks local all his life great flower beds..and......the clock or different centre piece picture designs in plants.........christchurch bournemouth eastbourne resorts do splendid dispays

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 17-Mar-2010
    Oh Len, you've brought back memories of the bandstand and the band in Southall Park. I remember them with all their uniforms on. Also remember going out late on a Saturday night to buy the meat when it was cheap from Chapman's the butchers near to the top of Northcote Avenue.
    What wonderful days!

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 17-Mar-2010
    Thanks Ron, I finally found your house at No.74 Saxon road on the alleyway through to Dane road. It's quite a big alley. I don't think I ever used it. Then I found the alleyway at 60 Dane road. This didn't look as big as the one in Saxon road, but it was still there with the Sign for bikes. Seeing that alley in Dane road did seem to trigger off a memory, but not the Saxon road one. The truth is, w... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Ron Cox (Member 10234401) on 17-Mar-2010
    Len I think you are right about the fire being 1938 as we came to Saxon Rd in 1939 and it was a vacant block. Later above ground air raid shelters were built there and from memory were built of white brick.Southall park was a mecca for activities,Billy Smarts fair & circus, bands in the band stand later in the rose garden. It supplied most of the area with great conkers. Mini golf along the fence... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by David A. Cavell (Member 10037516) on 17-Mar-2010
    Yes, Len, I rember Dare Devil Peggy(?). I rember he wore a cloak and mask (I think), and only had one leg (hence Peggy or Peg-leg). He would dive into a tank with flames coming out, but the splash would douse the flames.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by David A. Cavell (Member 10037516) on 17-Mar-2010
    I think this site is behaving strangely; I am certain I spelt 'Remember' correctly each time, but it has still posted 'rember'!

  • Re: Vitual street tour by David A. Cavell (Member 10037516) on 17-Mar-2010
    Somebody told me, a long time ago, that Billy Smart came from Southall originally.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Mar-2010
    yes phots smart on our boards...says billy born 1893 to 1966.one of 23kids...his father had owned furnit shop west ealing.but hard times ran roundabout at fair slough,billy married nelly dolly..1925 went off circus...stanley born known as billy smart junior 1934 died cancer 2005..david a son born hayes middx in a trailor 1929 died age 77 2007......daughter born lived europe now a painter..tv show ... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Mar-2010
    yes phots smart on our boards...says billy born 1893 to 1966.one of 23kids...his father had owned furnit shop west ealing.but hard times ran roundabout at fair slough,billy married nelly dolly..1925 went off circus...stanley born known as billy smart junior 1934 died cancer 2005..david a son born hayes middx in a trailor 1929 died age 77 2007......daughter born lived europe now a painter..tv show ... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Mar-2010
    says 5th apr southallpk.1st appearence smart circus..began tour with fair..tent blew down 2 days did circus in open air....stanley known billyrnr 1934 to 2005 was one of 10 children of billy snr..circus ceased tour 1971..1966ipswich father died....board 2 photos....woops post message click rare but sometimes comes up twice

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 18-Mar-2010
    David the Smart family orignated from Felix Rd Ealing he had a circus in Southall Park in April 1946 the Smart removal firm are still operating from Church Rd Northolt and Ron the putting green was near the Uxbridge Rd.there was a hut where you collected tour golf club and golf ball we were all 'Tiger Woods' at golf I mean.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Mar-2010
    felix rd just behind west ealing broadway near railway..behind area was rouses..furniture dealt but hard times so 1914 slough fair roundabout...all his sons wonder if they went 1st war...1939 made success..the sawdust generator elephants horses..1946 tommy hanley and members of bbc comedy its that man again southall park.....the gt grandson on google glad to hear ...they have their archive etc..li... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 20-Mar-2010
    Talking about Fairs, etc. reminded me of the time in 1952/53 when my husband-to-be was walking home to Hayes after leaving our house very late one night at North Hyde Lane. He had walked to the top of Wentworth road, turning left along a very long road with hedges alongside. (I can't remember the name, but someone will know where it was). It was pitch black, when he saw two very bright lights, hig... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2010
    thats lovely funny one..fairs circus..smart famous for his elephants...you sure it wasnt little pink elephant ha.......to hayes top wentworth.......leaving wentworth at top ...left south is southall lane very dark was empty open very rural hedges.goes south down to cranford house lane......ahead from wentworth is northhyde rd into hayes emi end //bottom of station end ///south end of hayes high s... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 20-Mar-2010
    I think it's a Trunk Road now Pauline

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 20-Mar-2010
    A brilliant piece of map reading, Len!

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 22-Mar-2010
    I've just had the most fantastic tour from the "North Star" pub (the new one) down North Hyde Lane - about 200 yds to the square where we lived, carried on to Wentworth road, going past there to the little bridge over the canal in Regina road. Had a quick look at the "Old Oak" pub, then back to Regina road, carrying on until I came to South road eventually. Saw "The Havelock Arms" (although I thin... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Mar-2010
    yes bit awkward the rest of northcote times I have tried...got the arrows at137 house ,,,got normans ave..got grubhams,,bit awkward couple bits northcote..from spikes bridge rd can only look uo distance the end hses northcote.........large nurery sort of behind your hse,,,,think view was asked not to camera and put on google...........yes arrows did northhyde lane 6mths ago......good....row shops ... more >>

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 23-Mar-2010
    Talking about that corner of Spikes Bridge road, Yvonne, reminds me that during the war there was an Air-raid Wardens' Post there. During the daytime, a shell went straight through the Post and killed someone outright.

  • Re: Vitual street tour by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Mar-2010
    I..best wishes. had no idea...they didnt talk of war...50s busy always at work etc...spoke about doll near miss or something..out cinema or something..did not know of spikes..memorials in london west end now to civilians huge casualties..park set up docks and also bethnal green tube etc......my aunt went round for black out duty nights......warden duty...there are the memorial stones several now ... more >>

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chaplin hanwell community centre school and he took coach loads kids to local cinema 1931 visit by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Feb-2010
hanwell commun centre and early chaplin photos on sboard our photos...2008 ealing says going to refurbish listed building..age 7 1896 charles in school poor boys hanwell.hannah.mother brother from walsworth,she nervous breakdown father died drunk.after 2 yrs he had done a misdemeanour the day before xmas day,,they queued up for gift orange bag sweets..he had carefully worked out what he would do.k... more >>   
  • Re: chaplin hanwell community centre school and he took coach loads kids to local cinema 1931 visit by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Feb-2010
    good film......google...type......youtubetrolleybuses shepherds bush to hampton court.......1960 past bbc tv theatre..chiswick highrd..busch corner syon..657 667..etc etc

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Bus surprrise by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 18-Feb-2010
l know our beloved A E C is gone, but l still thought that they made bus bodies in England such as Leyland etc. Saw a new London bus today and the body is made in POLAND!!! No wonder 5 people are now chasing every job vacancy in this country.   
  • Re: Bus surprrise by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Feb-2010
    just got in day ealing hanwell greenford....buses......not worry pauline josie back me up broadway not changed that much...modern coffee light lunch like continent al fresco..same queue cinema busstop....took photos..still shell cinema..and flea pit of down bond st...frontage is by pitzhanger hse wall of carpark decor..........pitz spoke to curatoe..hse lovely ....martinware rooms locked..break in... more >>

  • Re: Bus surprrise by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Feb-2010
    doreen sheila..vince if anybody can get southbank by festival hall.10 apr all photos hist southall enlarged postcards etc.. displays I
    was with manager of this london exhibition today at ealing library ..oates is helping him.....lots riverside tea coffee lunches there.at southbank....abit along LWT tv studios this morning often have celebrities out on promenade walk there.....yes elect... more >>

  • Re: Bus surprrise by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Feb-2010
    the exhibition mamager took photos of the 1900s photos and pre 1950 as background. all info for south bank southall...sat 10april ......going to use scanner there at his next visit....bus up hanwell greenford was ok.....but at pitzanger os sloane architecture 2 daughters of horace walpole of prime minister family 1800...great hse free,.,,sisters left it to council and walpole pk........1980 drapes... more >>

  • Re: Bus surprrise by Vince Jackson (Member 10004627) on 19-Feb-2010
    Sadly Keith bus bodies are not the industry to suffer. AEC's downfall was the Leyland takeover and as we know there is not a nationalised industry that has been a success (except monopolies, Power, Water, Telephones and Royal mail) had the right investment been made AEC could still be synonimous with quality PSV vehicles and probably still in Southall. Nationalisation dragged our car industry down... more >>

  • Re: Bus surprrise by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 19-Feb-2010
    Vince - if you are in the rail industry, l need to talk with you. l live in Arundel and we are trying to get a 300m chord built so that trains can run direct from here to Worthing, Hove Brighton etc. Network Rail initially said they were not against it, but as soon as Southern Rail told them it would bust their monopoly (First Thameslink would use it) they have conspired to get it stopped. H... more >>

  • Re: Bus surprrise by Vince Jackson (Member 10004627) on 22-Feb-2010
    Keith, by all means drop me a line on V_E_Jackson@msn.net and if there's any help or information I can give I will do my best.. best regards
    Vince

  • Re: Bus surprrise by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 23-Feb-2010
    Hi Vince, Thank You!

    I've tried to send you an e~mail tonight. If it reaches you please reply via e~mail, but if it doesn't, please let me know here, and I'll try again.

  • Re: Bus surprrise by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 25-Feb-2010
    Hi Vince
    l have sent you an e~mail by cutting & pasting your e~mail address exactly as you wrote it above. But it has been returned as "undeliverable as address not recognised" Please help

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southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Feb-2010
have to make room for your future photos...can take off later any little ones which might be only general ...woolworth.. but keep all important of you all liking..some have 43 viewings each..rare to see such photos unique   
  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Feb-2010
    site google......greenford.gwr...rfitzgibbon.....good greenford northolt and page of ironmonger memories 15 the avenue stores west ealing.......same as arkwright comedy of forkandles 4 candles ronnie barker..and david jason shop.....whole page read...photo on board 3..tube is handy for london from middx.greenwich and also clocks..harrisons amazing maritime unique priceless display..saved all lives... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Feb-2010
    southallguides,,100yrs of guides last espt..bbc2 prog good last sunday...phots history on our board3.....just finished part geneology.huge section swindon wilts since 1958 went from 23 west ave....married holytrinity no house no work..pressed steel said come swindon council hse and job overtime..made right decision.bought houses next year.....whole place built up grew church marriages hospital bir... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Feb-2010
    the book on childrens ward tile panals jackfield bernard baron..is £2.95...of middlesex hospital wards I was in there once north of oxford circus london......tiles like those at ealing hosp

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Feb-2010
    baron a tobacco millionaire gave £750000 to hospitals..£10000.to the middlesex hospital london..child ward with precious tiles also..competition to design jackfield won 1930s.english heritage preservation

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Feb-2010
    board3....photo kitchen etc 1940......hosp child ward 1930 and 1954..famous jackfield nursery rhyme tiles.panels..walls.....photos in hospital..visit by emperer selassi etheopia..photos..

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Feb-2010
    board3.......doodle bug damage...uxb shops back in time..etc...isleworth ales black bull pub yiewsley bombed photo 1941....

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Feb-2010
    people viewings shows on 3......so board4 for australia video.........4 has k e adams hounslow bus garage,,,aec 1950.....81 bus cranford to langley village....to windsor castle....tea bus garage.....dome garage gt west rd..golden mile famous and xmas trees.famous.....norwood green photos and scouts there

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Feb-2010
    CHRISTINE.just had message from my class dormers.they would have gone reunion.she just retired school bursar...wish had been 2010 reunion we would have all gone but too old for teachers left....we are so sad did not know...too busy 10yrs ago to realise .we would have gone she says...so sad never happen again...loads talk about we have just had great memory lane together

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Feb-2010
    lot nice photos board4...norwood green etc..and saturday morning pictures southall uxb rd odeon..didnt we stand up for god save the queen...and theatres london we used to......oh clementine popcorn choc ice lolly ice tub...she'll be coming round the mountain when she comes...especially if film broke...interval song read off stage board...one side cinema off the other see who loudest or boys verses girls..

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Feb-2010
    you tube fim on google..film west ealing to ealing broadway 2008 ish...goes along the changed to wilkinson and by daniels..etc

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Feb-2010
    todays photo I took ealing....on board4...,,,,...hanwell cuckoo est at ruislip east rd..new building think was extended school..tried to see from bus... ,,,, eal common was spring like massive horsechesnut trees...loads buses 6 one side 6 coming other way...ealing library all new improved great photos etc etc local hist dept..southall etc

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Feb-2010
    meant to say the 200yr old horsechesnuts famous eal common.looked great today huge girth.massive branches splayed...........charles jones surveyor works planted them 1800 when did walpole pk....sir soanes architect exquisite pitzhangr hse 1800 georgian...with italian ideas....today free,,,,,2 daughters of mp walpole gave hse to council....always art work embroidery etc displays...such beautiful ... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Feb-2010
    ealing library photos 100yrs southall town hall pary cake..loc hist society there twyman and fire station open day..conservative club .and hall back of town hall..photos..all descriptions dated on back.shops along high st broadway photos through decades..south bank exhibition text and photos 10 apr 2010

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Feb-2010
    it is on google.southbank by river 6 ap to 11 ap...10apr especially southall..9th ealing....met organiser at library looked through all his stuff gt pictures southall 1890 to 1970.people kids and shops etc photos archive schools etc...building photos of 1930 new hses.....he took photos and use scanner.....heritage southall talks...reminisce southall through all yrs..timetunnel photos...welcomes an... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 21-Feb-2010
    Loved the "Ironmonger's Tale" (J.H.Coath in West Ealing) on Google Greenford gwr rfitzgibbon. It was exactly like the Hardware Stores that used to be. I don't remember that particular one, but I do remember a very trendy Hardware shop right opposite Ealing Town Hall and the Church in the early fifties. We were engaged, and my husband and I bought several items for our kitchen from there. We bough... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Feb-2010
    glad you liked ironmonger tale..good colander//my cousin has her mums/nans iron board...wood..but uses as sentimental...nan did have iron in ceiling electric 1950s when first saw her ironing on dining table thick cloth.covering....script of 4candles bbc.ronniebarker sold from church fete for loads money last yr on tv antique show...thought of you friday at ealing broadway.it was sunny day.your iro... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Feb-2010
    forkhandles.he wrote under his writers name gerald..they did not know he told them before retire,,ronnie corbett looks back with fondness....barker and david jansen on deliver boy bike old grocers comedy.good....spire uxb rd ealing church fetes out on large lawn out front.centre of all the large numbers that browse ealing broadway 1950s to 2010,,,still think similar numbers enjoy browse..only shop... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Feb-2010
    len sent the youtube 4candlesfork...great to see..like the morc wise..dudley moore john cleese classic funny pieces..so much clever comedy over the yrs..appreciated.open all ours was old shop up north comedy..bbc famous for its 50 yrs englishcomedy tv and before radio....tremendous

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 22-Feb-2010
    Yvonne, whereabouts in West Avenue did your relative Ada Ackers live. Our back gardens in Northcote Avenue backed on to West Avenue, but I'm not sure where Ada lived. I am asking because I'm sure I recognised her photo. Did she work in Southall? This is on Southallboard4.

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Feb-2010
    glad you get all 4 boards lovely..hope get nice photos........nan was born 1890 cranford lane hubby charlesnobby 1890 northhyde,,,,so to recognise her she would be 60 1950.....she is 67 in photo..her daughter dolly did all shopping down parkers bread butcher etc,,,and queued for rationing...dolly looked similar..but very dark thick wavey hair long at time of war shoulder length fashion 1950....wil... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Feb-2010
    meant to say cornell 1928 to 1960s 18 west av we were 16....long back garden airraid shelter shed,,,long rows all veg fruit tomatoes apple tree etc...down bottom chicken wire wood chickens later to birds.loads nesting birds......nan worked...ada age 14 fields left school...16 yrs old service chelsea hated it..21 married..7 babies....1926 to 1930s probably to war..ticklers jam factory with her sist... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 22-Feb-2010
    Pauline Yvonne lived on the right hand side of West Ave. I went to Tudor with her Aunt Dolly

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 22-Feb-2010
    They have removed that obscene thread I flagged it.

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Feb-2010
    thanks len for all.yes right side as go down to park..photo on 4 is dolls 3 daughters.took them to spikes pk in double twin large black pram..while doll washed 3 lots babies terry nappies etc.......they have 9 children......over 9 grandchildren,,,to dolly.....young photo her mum left sitting field work looks like doll.....slide transparencies so cannot get them on scanner have 3 of doll but need a... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Feb-2010
    pauline len...nanada on 4.... .1946...doll 1952,,,,,dolls 3 girls....cousin john who came down see nanemma w at 114 sunday afternoons

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 23-Feb-2010
    The only person I recognised on Southallboard4 (1st page) was Uncle Fred. He was one of the Willans boys, Yvonne, wasn't he?

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Feb-2010
    thats it pauline he married xmas 1935..so moved out 114 to south ave gns maisonette shared with also newly married aunt flo uncle george....1952 doll married about same time as you......doll worked munitions hayes during war,,think she worked there after war as so many did......she met loads people she knew in southall out shopping...I had to wait helping shop..while bags went down gossip natter ... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 23-Feb-2010
    Although I didn't know any of the Willans boys personally, the family lived next door to my friend, Mauvine Stevens, and I was always in and out of her house. There was always a lot of coming and going in the Willans house, as they were a large family. As young girls, I can remember her saying at times when we saw one of the men, she would say "Oh, he's a bit of all right". We were very young then!

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Feb-2010
    lovely...s it mauv or maureen....sometimes irish different spelling..wish could have chatted to her..they were fair and blue eyes..fred was.but crazy swim canal spikes or northhyde canal where they were born.charlie and fred rheum fever heart turned down for war died age 52 and he was so nice placid.gentle good friend..loads came to his funeral.liked a beer sunday lunchtime and whole pub came etc.... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 24-Feb-2010
    Yes, it was Mauvine, Yvonne. Her grandfather was Irish, and she was a beautiful young woman with blue eyes and very dark hair. Unfortunately, I lost contact with her after she got married, and the last I heard from her she lived in Saxon road. When I just looked back on the Site to one of Steve Hill's threads in August last year, he mentions that there was a "Stevens" family, with daughter Anne, ... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Feb-2010
    thought v yes vague knew irish name like that...yes hope steve hill or some help to trace her........seems they lived long time 116 perhaps northcote ave...angela the gt granddaughter of willans living there 40 yrs bought it cheap off council deal and moved....late 1970s think near 1980.so if stevens still there then...know the surname think they helped joan when she had difficult birth in nextdoo... more >>

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Phil Osopher (Member 10242355) on 19-Mar-2010
    Is there a Southallboard6 yet?

  • Re: southallboard3....and if signing in password middlesex3 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Mar-2010
    do you have any southall history nostalgia interesting photos

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