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Al Bowlly by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 10-May-2010
My husband and i met an Australian man in Hanwell cemetery,he was looking for Al Bowlly. we had no idea who Al was even when the man burst into song,, The very thought of you.........We looked Al Bowlly up afterwards so now we know.. The funny thing was the man looked like Jack Nicholson the actor..Singing songs in the grave yard.We did have a good laugh over it.   
  • Re: Al Bowlly by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 10-May-2010
    Al Bowly was killed in a air raid on the Cafe de Paris along with'Snakehips'Johnson talking of cemeteries Diana Dors husband is buired in the cemetery on the left going towards Ealing

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 10-May-2010
    I seem to recall that Diana Dors is buried there too, Len.

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 10-May-2010
    you could be right Phyl

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 10-May-2010
    I thought Al Bowly was killed at the Cafe de Paris in fact he was killed in his flat in Jerymn St by a land mine he had appeared at the Cafe that night hope I put the record straight the papers next day said he was killed at the Cafe

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 10-May-2010
    That Cemetery on the left in Hanwell is called the Chelsea & Kensington Cemetery Len. Both my grandparents are buried in there.

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-May-2010
    we southallians think of left because our often trips to west ealing shops.so left north last house after kensington cemetery.large front lawn of the stone mason.all through all yrs layed out with his clever craftsmanship.and greenford rd windmill rd greenford cemetery there..large on green there stonemason and yard so many yrs.we did family tree heston church recently.and yes somebody always come... more >>

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 11-May-2010
    I think Diana Dors husband was Denis Hamilton Al Bowly is buried in a mass grave in the Westminster cemetery didn't Tess Cohen sell it for a very small amount when she was leader of Westminster council.

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 11-May-2010

    I remember seeing Diana in a powerfully emotional film "Yield to the Night". In this she played brilliantly a young women sentenced to hang for killing her lover.Most of the action in her prison cell right up to her execution.
    This had some resemb;ance to the Ruth Ellis case of the year before.
    This was light years away from her usual blond bombshell roles.

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 11-May-2010
    I have the DVD Michael another film on the same line was Susan Hayward in I Want To Live a true story they kept putting her in the gas chamber the telephone would ring for a reprieve in the end she dies in the chamber she got a Oscar for the film.

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 12-May-2010
    I remember seeing Diana Dors when she made a personal appearance at the Odeon cinema in Southall High Street when I was young. She was very glamorous. And years later, when I was working for a showbiz lecture agency, she did one or two things for the agency and I had occasion to 'phone her with details. I think she'd had so many bad experiences of people ripping her off that she was always very ca... more >>

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-May-2010
    thanks phyl.you had interesting job....have read quite bit about diana over all her yrs..born swindon.as desmond morris of zoo tv programme.they were teenage sweethearts swindon.he spoke of her....then that last young husband of hers and the son,.,looks so much like both his parents....all tv programmes towards end,,with straight parts old ladies character acting......but swim pool hollywood life ... more >>

  • Re: Al Bowlly by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 12-May-2010
    Yes Len "Dame" Shirley Porter sold 3 x cemetaries for 5p each to developer chums. After another fraud regarding the sale of Westminster council housing was exposed, she fled to Israel, from where there is no extradition

  • Re: Al Bowlly by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 12-May-2010
    DIANA DORS would now be 78 if she were still alive. I think she had 3 x husbands of which Denis HAmilton was the first, I think and he died whilst they were married. She was also married to a chap called Alan Lake. She died of cancer at age about 50/55 I think

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 12-May-2010
    Keith she died of ovarian cancer her third husband was Richard Dawson she left two million pounds for her four grandchildren but left a code which they couldn't crack her surname was Fluck she said it would be an embarrassment if the neon sign failed at one time a rumour said she was having an affair with Albert Pierpoint the hangman.there was some scandal about Alan Lake she lived in Sunningdale Berks.

  • Re: Al Bowlly by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Nov-2010
    NOTICED BY ACCIDENT..bowlly item google...mass grave westminster cemetery hanwell at uxbridge rd..london people used mass grave for bowlly and them.there..memorial plaque to him there though as well

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BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Chris (Member 10220786) on 6-May-2010
Reading all the lovely items re Ealing I was wondering if anyone went to or recalls Bobbie Gordon's Dance School - which I think was in Northfields Avenue Ealing. I went there from the age of three until five - posh uniform of white pleated dresses & panama hats with black ribbon. I was not a natural dancer - parents advised not to waste their money!!! Ahhhhhh!   
  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    lovely chris...my best friend at school was age 3 doreen venerables dance and ballet top lady marg rd..1950s 60s she won scholarship left school early to go and danced the world thought caught glimpse of her off covent garden when we went in book cats...she may have ben in it..skinny all life.feline physic ha...nice girl and sister..they balleted copellia southall comunity centre we went to see ... more >>

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Don HemmingsDon (Member 10246079) on 7-May-2010
    not about Robbie Gordon's. Does anyone else remember buying sausage sandwiches fro a wagonparked justoff Uxbridge Rd first street on the right frommain intersection.It was towed there say Friday and Saturday and the sausages were cooked in front of an open fire-fantastic after the dance or whatever.He sold other stuff meat pies etc but the sausages were wonderful!!!

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 7-May-2010
    Don-in my time I had many a pie at Toms coffee stall from 1948-1951. A lot of his customers were long distance lorry drivers.Happy memories-Mike( I think there were some entries on this site a some years ago.)

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-May-2010
    V E DAY thoughts today bbc 2 11.45 am trafalg sq prince wales etc cenotaph..tonight archive bbc2 film ve day parties etc..tv

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 8-May-2010
    Yvonne-thanks for the reminder that today is the anniversary of VE day-this wretched election is obliterating everything else!! I remember the day well. As I recall we had a day off work. In the evening(it was a nice day-unlike today!), and in the evening we sat in the front garden, and dad bought me a ½ pint of shandy fron The Plough-we lived almost opposite. I was 16-my 17th birthday was in September.

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-May-2010
    thats nice story mike thanks.cenotaph today they showed film said how trafalgar sq crowds got hot nice day.....shandy .we had,,dont hear much of shandy now.....last episode blitz channel 4 tonight..well done and interesting..my uncle lived north ave used plough etc..so it got well used..by the green..thanks for your comments best wishes

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 8-May-2010
    Yes, thank you Yvonne for reminding us of VE day. I would have forgotten it otherwise, so was able to watch the Ceremony at the Cenotaph. When I looked at the faces of all those old service men and women there, I thought what we all owed them for the freedom we have today. Unlike Michael, I can't remember much about VE day. I know there was a party in Northcote Avenue for the children, but at 13 c... more >>

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-May-2010
    it has been good that well made documentaries tv help show us so much..this week repeat of dambuster last man left,,,his job look through bit glass they dug up see site and drop bomb..sorbe dam only one plane got through not poss fully..ruin the factories hoping shorten war..one of the planes hit tall electric pilon..the village people tend the graves today....brooklands and another museum we saw ... more >>

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 8-May-2010
    Don the coffee stall was in Greenford Ave, Tom Nelms was the owner when I was on leave I would go to the stall and Tom would get me a lift on one of the paper vans up to Padd.Station this day 65 years ago I was in the Atlantic aboard an Aircraft Carrier heading for the UK I celebrated VJ Day in Australia to go back about the stall Tom would get in the shafts and we pushed him across the Uxbridge ... more >>

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 9-May-2010
    Coffee Stall-I had almost forgotten, I had put in an entry in in October 2003,in the pages 261-280.

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-May-2010
    heard them talk of the young people courting..late 30s..between greenford ave and junction.town hall....broadway.arcade going back inside,,shops around covered arcade.was greengrocers in there many yrs...nickname monkey parade..etc etc.

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 9-May-2010
    Yvonne you were right we called it 'Monkey Parade' the Arcade HALL'S the butcher was on one corner and the SCOTCH WOOL shop on the other corner the greengrocer was on the left it was a family run shop at the end of the Arcade was a toy shop.

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-May-2010
    thanks so muc len ...only vague memory of my aunt mention words monkey parade met couple husband partners there,,,,grrengrocer family they knew for so many yrs.thanks hoped could remember ok...leaving west ave married or single or 21 yrs old 3 daughters not allowed..makeup...bit max factor powder was fashion..no lips etc..stockings seams up back..stilletoe heels she worked in ..first time fashion ... more >>

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 9-May-2010
    Talking about VE day reminded me of the Victory Parade in London in June 1946. My friend Mauvine and I, who were both nearly 15 went up there, and there were thousands of people all jostling to get a good view of the passing Parade. We bought a Periscope from a chap selling them to the crowd, but it wasn't very effective. As we were laughing together, a young man standing next to us asked us where... more >>

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 24-May-2010
    Did anyone ever know of a little dancing school held in a house in East Avenue, Southall, by a Mrs Murfitt (son named Billy)?

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 24-May-2010
    I remember Mrs Murfitt and her son Billy. Lovely looking boy.He went to Southall Grammar School.
    She was a very nice lady.

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 26-May-2010
    Hi Dilys - For a short time I played piano for Mrs Murfitt's dance school, then aged 17. She was widowed when her husband was killed, with many others, on their way home after WW2 ended, landmine exploded! She married many years later and became Mrs Gwatkin and was still living in East Avenue. Think Billy had moved away by then.

  • Re: BOBBIE GORDON'S DANCE SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-May-2010
    janice there is east ave west ave northcote ave etc reunite sections on roads reunite on the main friends reunite free site on google.......I saw my place there with his name there......greenford ave photos ve day on our photos 6 boards....photos there of north rd school and playground going back many yrs ago..........and also some north rd school etc on know old face southall site on google

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cornell southall and tube factory... by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
1950s and bfore peoples voices accents vague but we always heard mr mrs cornell next door..for 30 yrs neighbours elderly 1960..grown up daughter son they visited away for week I fed their chickens and cockerell..bob elsie..no w in name looked up only post office direct on line..looks like his dad 1914 cornell 3 west end rd southall next to hambrough rd....tube have found so much ..hg sanders and ... more >>   
  • Re: cornell southall and tube factory... by josie (Member 10235627) on 6-May-2010
    Hello Yvonne, sorry to hear about your Uncle such a waste of a young life,i worked there also was'nt for long though awful conditions.regards Josie.

  • Re: cornell southall and tube factory... by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    thanks josie fancy it going down to your young age ..my uncle was well before you from west ave...nobody ever had mind to do anything so trapped conditioned no way out accept...today we would all go mad......have photo of him only one..no camera..his first job so proud bring his mum in some money.first suit..went southend day trip..photographer on pier.full length..they got nan chrome shiny frame ... more >>

  • Re: cornell southall and tube factory... by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    len and all....photo on board6,,,e h griggs..lt colonal.army russia n ireland then to 1930 head postmaster southall.then went ilford died 1946..his 8 medals 2009 selling at spinks

  • Re: cornell southall and tube factory... by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 6-May-2010
    I wonder how many on here came into this world with help of nurse Sandel who lived in Somerset Rd. up near Allenby Rd I belive she died in the late 60s.

  • Re: cornell southall and tube factory... by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    west ave off north rd..we had district nurse rolph of clarence st southall green....biography local childhood read recommended by site members photo of cover and children on cover..is on board6 photos.....tim lott ....scent of dried roses

  • Re: cornell southall and tube factory... by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    lotts 1997 penguin..couple pages free on google..1957 youth empire snooker hall ealing..worked emi..shops all along.seamstress at berkertex by palace cinema southall..1988 tim"s mum sadly hung herself....

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Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 5-May-2010
I lived in Highview rd from 1960 to 78. I remember Lillian and Irene Board living a few houses down from me with their parents. I remember the BBC filming out side their house when Lillian died. I was only a little girl ,they used to say hello to me. Irene was Lillian's twin sister, I met Irene many years later pushing her two children in a pram.My mother stills lives in Highview.   
  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-May-2010
    back few pages on our site liilian board boroug ealing named rd after her in tribute....runner in olympics..was dearly loved

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-May-2010
    bottom highview rd west ealing is courtfield gdns,,,number 33.....have photo of it 1970s...4 widows ages 50ish living there.edwardian placessmall flats sections ..back garden trees have photos...one lady her daughter married st stephens church 1971,have photo.wedding group church arch door....know names dates etc but would ave to find them.mrs moore was it,have record of wedding but have to find ... more >>

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-May-2010
    lillian board way greenford up top costons rd...lilian ave by acton town tube station..1970 cancer born 1948..obe.double gold silver olympics.....matt munro singing bus man.....natural lovely talent voice..phrasing..chiswich acton bus works

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 5-May-2010
    Ann did you know the FULTONS they were Scottish lived in Highview off the Avenue my friend had the house on the corner with the Avenue and Courtfield it was a nursing home in the 50's spent some happy days in the Drayton

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 5-May-2010
    My son was friends with Matts daughter Michelle lived off Hanger Lane.

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-May-2010
    a nursing home just east a bit now carlton rd behind gordon rd..east off argyll and the avenue

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 6-May-2010
    Hi Len,yes i knew the Fultons,I went to school with Margaret Fulton and fancied her brother Edward.. Their mum and dad have both passed away .Margaret has two children still living in Ealing. As for the Drayton pub ,my dad used to drink in there ,he was known as David the milkman.

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 6-May-2010
    Hello Ann the Mother was a nurse with my wife at Hanwell Cottage Hosp.the last time Isaw her she was working in a charity shop in West Ealing Mr Fulton died many years ago.

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 6-May-2010
    Yes now you say that i do remember Mrs Fulton was a nurse, i didn't know her or husbands first names as i was a child and told to address adults by their surname. They were lovely people. They had a piano in their hall that you could pedal and it would play,they let me have a go on it many times I loved it.Margaret, Edward ,my brother and i would play together scrumping apples etc..we had good fun. .

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 6-May-2010
    Back in the 70's my wife and myself went to a wedding of the daughter of another nurse and at the reception the Fultons sat opposite us during the course of the meal Mr Fulton had a problem swallowing and a few months later he died he was a lecturer at Southall Technical college who did Dad work for I might have known him Mrs Fulton name was Isabel

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 6-May-2010
    My dad worked for Frank Craddocks dairy,a small dairy just up from the postal sorting office on the other side of the road, near the crossing. When i was small there was lots of little shops there,infact above the butchers shop we lived in rooms befor moving to Highview rd. There was a family living there too called the Robinsons,they had a black labrador called Yogie.George Robinson was their so... more >>

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 6-May-2010
    Wallie Shepard. Just remembered his name.

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 6-May-2010
    I forget the name of the road that dairy was in but it was near the postal sorting office and across the main road from the Drayton court pub. My uncle was the drayton School caretaker ,his name was Jimmy Sweeney. I went to drayton infant school for a couple of years befor going to ST. Gregories untill i was eleven.

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    50s we liked bus to shops west ealing more shoe shops choice.etc rouses material and patterns for school sew lessons on old treddle machine..M and S ...brit home stores..all veg little stalls...the lido grass...old cinema now new flats.......very beginning west ealing shops always old 2nd hand furniture shop on south side 1st shop ...opposite ancient 3 bass balls outside pawn hock shop.....into we... more >>

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 6-May-2010
    Ann the road was Manor Rd I can see the milk floats now the writing was brown you can help me what was the name of the road off the Avenue next to Albany Rd it would be about the third on the right towards St Stephens I had a friend that lived there.

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 6-May-2010
    Ann did you know Mary and Anne-Marie Diver they went to St Gregory's there mother recently died they had a nursing home in Balfour Ave.Hanwell

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 6-May-2010
    Don't know Ann ,Ann marie Diver. Is the road Amherst avenue? About milk floats,i can remember my dad walking in front of the float holding the leaver to drive it. That was befor they bought in the cab type floats,they were very slow to drive.My poor old dad worked hard out in all weathers.

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    tonys cousin went to st gregorys 1950s.michael bricknell.parents mary arthur

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-May-2010
    ann len rds off avenue there map on our photos items board6.....have photo st stephens there one of the wedding and courfield gardens 33 at junction drayton bridge end,,by nice park goes down to shop......e1 e2 buses either end courtfield gdns now

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 6-May-2010
    I found out the road I phoned a friend Arlington Rd,been to vote can't get the ink off my thumb.

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 7-May-2010
    You should have used a pen! Ha Ha..

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 7-May-2010
    You were right I should have used a pen I must do that at the next election.

  • Re: Lillian Board , Olympian runner. by Pete T (Member 10285304) on 7-May-2013
    Hi Ann, we lived in Drayton Green and I think your father was our milkman for a number of years. I used to help the milkmen sometimes in the school holidays and got half a crown for a morning's work (five bob on Saturdays!). For some reason I never helped your dad on his round, but I certainly helped Len and Wally. I think Wally was the one who wore a hearing aid because his hearing had been damag... more >>

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hayes by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-May-2010
leader newspaper today...dont know how much will happen..but says half million ..coming from boroughs town improv dept...being invested in hayes town centre.another £150000 to be used improve canal there   
  • Re: hayes by Tracey Parker (Member 10251854) on 12-Sep-2010
    Hi Dennis. Dilloways relocated in Swindon in the 1970's. Jerry Welsh moved too. My husband worked for them until Whites Engineering of Bristol took over and moved them there. I'm trying to find out more on the bombing of Regina Road where my Great Aunt lives. Not many origals left there now.

  • Re: hayes by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Dec-2010
    tracey put yours on first front pge several knew of regina bombing...lots knowledge.......and southall war bk by upton has it......wikipedia southall has bottom page click info on regina bomb...frithphotos southall memories has it....are youold facesouthall site has info on it

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The Green by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 4-May-2010
Can anyone tell me what happend to P.W.Dilloways on the Green Southall.   
  • Re: The Green by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 4-May-2010
    Denis there is a P.W. Dilloways in Swindon were they pipe makers?

  • Re: The Green by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 4-May-2010
    Thanx Len for that, when i worked for Dilloways thay rebuilt contractor plant parts ie bulldozers, diggers and general plant now thay could have moved into something else.

  • Re: The Green by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 4-May-2010
    Denis do you remember Le Grand Sutcliff they were at the bottom of station hill also Cramic engineering I think in Western Rd.

  • Re: The Green by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 4-May-2010
    Yes Len I remember Le Grand going home from Dilloways the smell of hot iron being melted also the same yard housed soil samplers of trevor Bayllis fame.

  • Re: The Green by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 4-May-2010
    Len I remember Cramic top place to work there and A.E.C

  • Re: The Green by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Aug-2010
    google has it that still name at southall green.........3a dilloway industrial estate southall green ub2 4bg postcode......so often names are kept everywhere...interesting history to see where place names preserved originate...florence rd southall green..couple rds there named after the house builders children......often famous people rds named after ...

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Dane rd , Brian Heath. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 3-May-2010
Brian, did you know Henry Ridgway of Oswald rd ,he would have been there from 1936,he would have been 10 years old in 1946,.HE had a friend called John Peabody.   
  • Re: Dane rd , Brian Heath. by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 3-May-2010
    John Peabody may have been known as Derek.

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music..records and southall or local by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-May-2010
1940s 6 old pence woolworths records vera lynn says today.her renewed no 1 hit parade....lonnie donigen etc white hart pub skiffle etc..jazz club..dancing..emi records through decades.through changing music   
  • Re: music..records and southall or local by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 3-May-2010
    Just been reading some more of my brother's autobiography. He was talking about a party when he was single, at a friend's house, when he was introduced to Pat Halcox - a trumpeter in Chris Barber's band. As I've never heard of him I looked it up and there is a nice You-Tube on Google giving a Tribute to him "Some of these Days - A tribute to Pat Halcox". I certainly remembered the first number pla... more >>

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 3-May-2010
    Pauline I remember him he played at the Viaduct in Hanwell he was born in Chelsea 1930

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 8-Jun-2010
    Was there a music shop on the Uxbridge Rd. near the Three Tuns pub called Musicraft.

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 13-Jun-2010
    CORRECTION THREE HORSE SHOES.

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Jun-2010
    interesting colour photo on board4..3 horseshoes pub going towards market east..high st......singers still next to pub..and 2 long front window shops next ones..now fashion..but may be your music..says6/8...number........telephones 0208 571 5697...0208 574 8855..old high st little shops top sache windows...on 1881 census..beginnings that bit of southall there...fire station town hall police opposite

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 13-Jun-2010
    Thanx Yvonne that could be it, remember buying Dam Busters March from the film on a 78rpm. from there 1955/6.

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 13-Jun-2010
    3-Horseshoes-a close frind of mine had his wedding reception at this pub, in 1956.

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Jun-2010
    just putting photo on our boards..southall jimmy green age 21.died dambuster famous raid buried germany.good film excellent music.when tony I crossed pennines to go to beatles and garden festival liverpool..went past their pub and lady bower dam on derwent lake plaque there to commemorate raf..we had raf queens fly past come over garden yesterday and red arrows..husband tony said payed 6/8 for 1st... more >>

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Jun-2010
    I can put your photo on for you if you like...forward it to len or me.. or he would forward to me .thanks..all best yvonne tony..listed building horseshoes would not think they can touch that 1881 census and before gt oxford rd there with horses smithy opposite..old southall

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by virtual_jan (Member 10251996) on 16-Sep-2010
    Hello, I have just registered on this site to ask for help.Is there any way I can upload a photo even if only temporarily) so that members can take a look at it and possibly identify some of the people in it? It is of my Dad who was born (1916) and brought up in Southall. He is with a group of mates who were in a band which I believe was called the Crackerjacks. Dad's name was Harold Flick. ALthou... more >>

  • Re: music..records and southall or local by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Dec-2010
    jan put it on the hanwell site also....photos there...cuckoonites google

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routemaster buses by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-May-2010
today antique roadshow bbc.£15000 each..pole at no standing on platform room for one more inside upstairs no standing..conductress stamps foot over cab and driver goes off////1st w war rhyme..sister suzy sews shirts.for soldiers..but soldiers rather sleep in thistles than rough skin shirts..tongue twister...value£600.little model shirt embroidered this verse   
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charles nutley and sons nutley of white st gas stoker firemen 1901 and before by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-May-2010
dear dylis.you know white st,,but.my crowd early on...just sorted with my cousin far west wales ..wonders email and records on line......our nans gran remarried widower nutley......6 at least sons between them nutleys of southall green ..if they read google...we are blood kin..ha...pity not church books burials southall green......found percival extrememly helpful over 10yrs ago...but since no rep... more >>   
  • Re: charles nutley and sons nutley of white st gas stoker firemen 1901 and before by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-May-2010
    dylis josie everybody..aerial map gas.shadow hot day cars,, with beaconsfield..canal..queens white..featherst.waltham scotts spencer on board5.dudley of prince williams kate.mum nan.was goldsmith 1920 and before and 30s etc..poor ..gdad died etc very poor

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books..southall memories by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
denis just told us of ian niall book..london childhood.......google says...isbn 043451019x........amazon etc......pub william heinemann ltd..1974 sept 23 ....160 pges....hardbck 13 dollars..........9780434510191......born newcastle tyne grew up yeading spikes bridge areas.......bright light blue cover...would love read it   
  • Re: books..southall memories by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    woops london boyhood.not childhood......happy bank holiday everybody...may day...used to be maypoles.at school.........tower london green few yrs ago they did and had fluffy historic dresses kids danced ribbonspole ..once at parliament sq saw it....hastings one may day....black face and other group of morris dancers.....denham village always had morris dancers on green.at pub..west country famous for it

  • Re: books..southall memories by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    tony chimes in ..says like rabbits foot good luck ..ha......you should receive luck pauline early morning you placed on world wide web.....happy days

  • Re: books..southall memories by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    photo of london boyhood book lived yeading spikes...on board5......eenie meenie minie mow catch a tiger by his toe if he hollers let him go ....your out....dormers playground primary rang with that 1950s

  • Re: books..southall memories by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    glad those today who liked book and details on photos. had plenty views says..where is ian nialls brick wall looks like the 3 boys at canal bridge climb on top bridge wall...dangle legs over age what 8 ish...local boys

  • Re: books..southall memories by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    oh..photo full screen.looks like bare tops......so prob canal///swimming.......looks like it....1940s./50s local 3 boys niall....newcastletyne born boy.........half dozen gd photos st joseph hanwell...ann...husband..and len....on board5............yes ann I lived ealing broadway 5 half yrs was good...

  • Re: books..southall memories by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 4-May-2010
    May the 4th be with you.

  • Re: books..southall memories by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 4-May-2010
    Len, I didn't realise it was "Star Wars" day today. I wonder how many times that was said in "Star Wars"?

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Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 27-Apr-2010
HI,I'm trying to find some leads to my fathers childhood ,he lived in S/hall with his mother,his name was Henry Ridgway.I know very little about his young life so if any body has anything at all it will be very much appreciated.He was born in 1936 in Oswald road,his mother s name was Margaret Elizabeth,she was unmarried,i think she had a sister called Doris. My father had a best friend called Joh... more >>   
  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Apr-2010
    on google the street directory people living southall norwood 1914 around and 1890s......your grandmother maiden name born family the road list her parents ......google historical documents leicester university kellys directories...and all libraries have archives book direct lists etc...and the archive london greater london is 40 northampton row on google LMA...church books etc baptisms marria... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 27-Apr-2010
    Hello Ann there is a member on the site by the name of Chris Moses who lived in Oswald Rd. who maybe able to help you I lived in Abbotts Rd. for twenty years my sister being the the same age as your Dad might recall him do you know what number they lived at you said your Nan lived in Yeading Lane did she live in Langworth Drive a warden controlled flats he must have gone to Beaconsfield Rd school... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Chris (Member 10220786) on 27-Apr-2010
    Yes, I lived in Oswald Road during the 50's but do not recall the Ridgways.....sorry.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Apr-2010
    your gran would prob be around 1914/16 born hambrough.norwood....southall much of it came under district norwood....so go through the alphabetical list of rds on post office kellys directory her maidenname...I was able find my grandparents ok..rented old cottages terraced etc..also alphabetical list under surname ..historical directories on google

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 27-Apr-2010
    Hello Len,thank you for reply,,My father lived at 155 Oswald rd..His birth cert says he was born in 183 Oswald rd..The writing on cert is very poor. My grandmother did live in a warden controlled flat, i only know that from her death cert.My dad and his mum were not close and so i have very little info on his childhood ,he died in 1999. I'll have a look at Beaconfield school records ,if i can do ... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 27-Apr-2010
    Thank you Yvonne, i'll try what you've said.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 27-Apr-2010
    Ann my brother lives in the flats where your Nan lived he is 87 he would have known her I will ask him when I see him hope you get some information on your Dad he would had lived at the bottom of Oswald near the school.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 28-Apr-2010
    Hi Len, My Nan lived in 39,Melbourne house Yeading Lane.. As far as i know my dad and nan had no contact.I'm hoping to find out if she had any more children or if her sister had some or my dad may have been an only child,i'm still in early stages of my search so i'm unsure at the moment as to what is true. Thank you for trying to help . Have a good day...

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Apr-2010
    hi ann the electoral role at local libraries and archive offices have oswald rd etc..lists all those living lodging in house......oswald comes under ealing broadway local hist dept public.library...each set of years who living there..how long lived there......who neighbours were...kindest regards have nice day...photo of oswald on our photossite..just off broadway high street....shops of woolworth... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 28-Apr-2010
    Hi Len,just a thought,ask your dad if he knew of Edward Sidney George Berryman.Thats the name of informant on my nan's death cert.. thank'u

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 28-Apr-2010
    Sorry Len, i ment to say ask your brother not your dad..

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 28-Apr-2010
    Thank you so much Yvonne,I will have a look and let you know how i get on.. Have a good day.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Apr-2010
    informants can be council ...hospital ...or warden officials..those first there or there at death.......or a daughters husband...so you get a married name different from family name

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 28-Apr-2010
    Ann where do you live now I live in HAYES not far from Yeading Lane.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 28-Apr-2010
    Hi Len, I left Ealing after getting married in Hanwell R C church in 1978,i was 18 years old. I moved to Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire and i'm still here with my husband and three sons,and a dog! I can see i've a lot to learn on this road of research.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 28-Apr-2010
    Hi Yvonne, The informant's address on Nans cert was the same as hers. I'm thinking perhaps she lived with Edward or as you say perhaps he was just the informant like the warden etc etc .

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Apr-2010
    yes see your point...electoral role might say those living there...if you dont live local to copies held libraries then greater london middx all archive use free..6days week ..lma building of archives..just north of st pauls....on google..and see kew archive site holdings free use daily

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Apr-2010
    ann coincidence,,,think about day out sunny saturday 10 july....we hope several members are able to come many want to but long distances....we.use your chiltern line often..husband used to use it for work....comes into marylebone...5 stops round on circle line and you can have day out at archive farringdon...southall stuff there.........you go through ruislip...husband I go to norwood green 10 jul... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 28-Apr-2010
    Hello Ann I am afraid Ealing as gone down hill we use to go to that church when we lived in Westfield Road after I tetired from the POST oFFICE I worked at Ealing Magistates Court I have a friend who lives in Aylesbury a place called Bedgrove Park she came from Ealing Northfields Ave.hope you get a result soon.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 28-Apr-2010
    Now Len isn't that funny ,i to live on bed grove right on the park ,my rd is Ambleside..It's a good spot to live on.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 28-Apr-2010
    Hello Ann my friend lives at No 10 Purbeck Close her name is Iris Wadkins I believe they have three dogs.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 28-Apr-2010
    Hi Len, don't know the name ,might know her by sight walking her dogs. I'll have a look at purbeck close next time i'm out ,i'll let you know if we have met in the park with our dogs in the past. Bye for now.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 28-Apr-2010
    Ann my friend lives in Purbeck Close she has three dogs.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by barry raymond (Member 10239180) on 28-Apr-2010
    In reply to Yvonne's mention of electoral rolls, you used to be able to view the current register of your area at your local Post Office, but it seems now you have to go to the Civic Centre by appointment,something to do with people staling other peoples identities, what a world we live in.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 30-Apr-2010
    Good morning Yvonne,Len,Barry,and Chris,Just to say thank you for your replys to my messages and to let yoy know i'm coming down to Ealing on Saturday to use library and have a look around S/H.I'll let you know how i get on in my search.Yvonne,my husband would love to come July 10th.Hope you all have nice W/E ,be in touch soon.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 30-Apr-2010
    P.S. I'M COMING too !

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Apr-2010
    great ann and husband..tony and I look forward to seeing.you both..have refreshment with you....let us know if we can help...good luck ealing library..I was there month age.....phone him before he likes that ..gets photos ready for you from back cupbaord..local history.....photos one section of broadway high st areas.....section of king st southall green areas....labelled etc...equisite pictures 1... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Apr-2010
    put photos of your hanwell church on our board5 photos....went past so often on bus to ealing broadway where lived 5 and half yrs...lot of them worked hanwell bus garage .photo kings clock on board.........my husb I couple yr before you feltham cath church.had pond willow trees green in front so handy for extra photos..so lucky priest young father mcweeney.irish..treated us great.lovely ceremony.1... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 30-Apr-2010
    I have no idea how to look at photos on boards. I'm trying to work it out,no luck so far.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Apr-2010
    ann.have put st josephs and west ealing ealing broad on board5 with ealing library board4photo jonathon oates librarian his electoral role books behind him far right as you go in lib........in top left address bar.....www.flickr.com.......click enter.............click on right SIGN IN..............type in ID.......type southallboard5@yahoo.com..............type password................so type...mi... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 30-Apr-2010
    gt photos board5..interior etc st joseph hanwell ann ..len..everybody....and norwood green...ealing abbey up rd catholic primary st gregory up top eaton rise where husbands cousin went gunnesbury grammmar....barry on site wife and family botwell modern catholic church hayes my husband baptised there..small world...tony loves his job 10yrs now catholic college gt people staff .students..myself librarian 40 yrs.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    ann 1911 census best for you grandma hambro terr norwood was name for southall in records...I have done other side gas wks 1891 freecen on gooogle for my wingrove nutley waltham rd...saw hambro terrace 1891 other side gas wks to southall broadway.....oawald abbot hambro you may see saturday..1891 hambro terrace..pick/newell/chapman/stephens/webb/ellis/anderson/johnson/bradbury/pope/nichols/gold/fo... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 1-May-2010
    Hi Yvonne and S/H friends, I went to Ealing library this morning with husband Bob to look up Ridgways living S/H .We found out that my great grandad was born 1878.He lived in Western road S/H in 1927,28,29,and 30,he may have been living there befor 27,i didn't look further back yet. He lived in Hanson road in 1933 befor moving to Abbotts road in 1934 ,35.. i'm going to order birth cert for Ernes... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 1-May-2010
    Hi Yvonne,I've enjoyed looking at the photos. I'll take time and have a longer look again. When I lived in Ealing I really only knew about my town I didn't know about the family link with S/H OR it's history, but I'm starting to enjoy reading about it now.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 1-May-2010
    Earnest Ridgway lived in Hanson Gardens NOT road and in Hortus Road in 1932.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 1-May-2010
    That should read Ernest,,spelling error,,

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    well done ann and husband glad you did well jonath oates and assistant are nice he has written lots local bks...tony I went out chilternsedge ..5mins car...rivers canal..quiet..all wildlife kestral in front car home.herons cormar canal fish..nice clean our taxes payed for.butterflies..2 .4 yr old boys. dad canal 3canoes.one each paddle..weir milltorrent.younnsters practice...boating over back...th... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-May-2010
    ann glad you liked photos and st joseph....1878 your gdad...my gdads sisters born 1878..he ackers born 1890 bottom of western rd by regina canal bridge...went featherstone rd boys school near western rd....war memorial dead 1st w war western rd near junction pub at canal......eal lib has list war dead.and st johns local church there has wall list....just been reading hist heston airport says schoo... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 2-May-2010
    My nan had a brother called Alfred Ridgway born 1912,My nan born 1914, had a sister called Beatrice born 1916.There mothers maiden name was Cordery. IM GETTING WARMER!!

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-May-2010
    ealing lib has some schools records..phone let him know and he is more able to be helpful,,,,you are on same dates as my family....we were roads a little further south southall...1887 yes gdads of eight brother sisters born by regina bridge ackers,,so went feaherstone western rd schools.....but dad and 6 living sibligs born exactly as yours 1914 etc....1927 moved up to broadway houses.........beac... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-May-2010
    just thought I found all mine recorded in local parish church...custom to baptise within a month..church them..so much infections 1914 etc...gave new life bit more chance survive....so hambo aswald..across broadway shops and 1900s st georges..c of e........1800s other side of gas works st johns......baptism shows parents occupation address dates etc.......so microfim of baptism marr bur in librari... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-May-2010
    have read lots on western rd and regina nearby at other canal bridge of my 1878 family...so your gtgdad 1878 western rd was one of the oldest rds dirt tracks went along common to nothhyde lane to heston....hose carts over canal bridges.....your western rd bridge is by ancient grand junction pub rural country track down to cranford..catholic st mary orphanage school there..work was all brickmaking ... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 2-May-2010
    Thank you Yvonne ,be in touch soon.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-May-2010
    1914 post office directory free on google..does not have your surnames in your rds...oswald hortus rd..western rd.hambrough rd..or hambrough cottages which 1914 are up by hayes bridge hambrough pub....hanson rd not in list.1914...mr hanson many yrs famous surname employer southall building firm....ALSO...as ricky said...post office kellys directory 1914 still has margarine rd for otto monsted marg... more >>

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-May-2010
    beatrice mother maiden name corney was spelling of edward living number 87 oswald rd 1914......74 had chas goddard seaman..and also oswald rd arthur jewell no 84 his family used northcote arms pub opposite a bit..friends of ours............hanson gdns /road not on kellys...gardens may be part of something else to be listed

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-May-2010
    in my own peoples history have glanced different times curious fox google.expect you know ann of corderly southall on it.....good 1868.southall maps now on board6..how mine and others were living locally

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 7-May-2010
    Didn't know about curious fox or that Corderly on it,1868.. I've ordered some certificates of great grandparents to help me trace family line etc, I know i'm a bit slow at researching family tree but i want to give it a go befor i pay for professional help. Let you know how i get on.Have nice W/E.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-May-2010
    1868 are maps on board6......curious fox is recent request of that name southall......type in google and southall site you name is listed by researcher for hambrough southall

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by barry raymond (Member 10239180) on 7-May-2010
    Hi everyone, have just acquired a nice photo of 1st Hayes (St. Mary's) Guides c.1930 have posted it on the hayesmiddlesex.com site in my album 'the sceenyclan' would be interested if anyone out there could put any names to some the faces.

  • Re: Ridgway's in southall . by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 6-Feb-2011
    There was a David and a twin brother by the name of Ridgeway in Berwick Avenue I think they were still there in 1955, I found him on Friendsreunited some years back, he only wrote once, I'm not sure what school they would have gone to.

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LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 25-Apr-2010
I lived in Southall from 1943 to 1960 when we moved north. We lived in Lady Margaret Road my father worked for Wimpeys in Lacaster Rd.
My granfather ran the boot repiers in Fetherstone Rd. across from Hulberts garage which is still a shoe repiers today he also worked for the Maypole. I still have a length of silk cord from the land mi... more >>
  
  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Apr-2010
    my cousins grandad worked maypole 40yrs..cracknell.lived havelock rd..such huge place old photos interesting

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Apr-2010
    Not much left now gone the way of Wimpeys yard Top locks, A.E.C Cramic Eng. P.W. Dilloways on the Green my fist job when i left school 1958. Does anyone remember the Wellinton bomber in T.A depot Hayes bridge Southall 1950s

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 26-Apr-2010
    Hi Denis - my brother-in-law George Birch (commonly known as "Birchie" worked at Wimpeys for years, and probably worked with your dad. They were a nice crowd of blokes, and we were always told of the things that went on there. I remember Birchie telling us all one day that he found the kitchen plug underneath his greens in the canteen. When he took it back they said, "Oh thank God for that, we've ... more >>

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Apr-2010
    Hi Pauline my dad was Bill Sexton and worked at Lancaster Road up to Nov 1952 when he whent to Aden for them thanxs for that.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Apr-2010
    Hi Yvonne nice to meet you, My granfather worked as an accountant at Otto Monsteds/Maypole in the 1920/30s he lived in Fetherstone Rd He being Mr George Wyatt.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Apr-2010
    best wishes denis..do not know dept he worked but 40 yrs..20s 30s yes..his son married 1936..while he was still there...6 good photos TA on our photo board hayes bridge but says closed down....good site on google ....appendices .colin harris.featherstone rd 20s 30s.shops ,,the people..white lion pub etc..my family went feathers boys school 1889 to 1927..photos school on our board

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Apr-2010
    Thank you Yvonne i shall try Google.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Apr-2010
    ok denis..just got email back from cousin canada...ha miracles computers...he never got chance ask gdad which dept maypole...says sadly as we all agree...wish we could have asked found out more yrs ago.....cleo lane featherstone..her dear husband passed away this yr..gt work they do at their house school teaching singing music.......hulberts cycles turned to cars.and petrol..mills sweets..warren s... more >>

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Apr-2010
    I remember my mother saying Cleo lane lived in Fetherstonf road across from there shop. thanx

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Apr-2010
    I dont know which dept George Wyatt orked in accounts perhaps.I dont think there was a son the only 2 childern were girls 1 being my mother Gwendoline Wyatt.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 26-Apr-2010
    Would any of you know of a family called Ridgway.I'm starting to look up my grandmother's past ,i never new her. She worked in the jam factory in S/H and lived in Oswald road.She was an unmarried mum had a son named Henry,,My father..I think she had a sister named Doris.I lived in Ealing from 1960 to 1978. I would have played netball against Dormers Well school. My grandmother would have been work... more >>

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 26-Apr-2010
    For got to say , my grandmothers name was Margaret Elizabeth Ridgway.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Apr-2010
    sorry not know ridgeway...several of us had those at ticklers jam factory...my nan..1920s and 30s..............dormers is nice site on schools reunite free site....have a look at the schools........... I was there 1960 but hockey team not netball....best wishes

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-Apr-2010
    Your mention of Havelock rd my mother is is in this cemetery her last wish to return to Southall.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Apr-2010
    several of our families are there..it is ok..st johns church at entrance..interior st john.on our photos boards

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Don HemmingsDon (Member 10246079) on 26-Apr-2010
    As an infant I started at Dormers Wells and then
    Lady Margaret.If Denis Sexton is related to my early school pal Denis Sexton who lived on Allenby,what a small world.Is your mother's name Rita?

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Apr-2010
    don there are couple on dormers school reunite.who were dormers infants 1954 when it first opened,newly built..,,sept 54 I started.....may 1st maypole out on large area green...new large assembly hall we hall ..new classrooms infants small new chairs etc...nativity stage done etc ..

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 27-Apr-2010
    Hi Don thanx for the reply i lived in Lady Magaret Rd. i started school in 1948 at Ldy Margrt Rd then to Dormers Wells Secondary Modern. I left 1958 started work for P.W.Dilloways on the green. my mothers name was Gwendoline.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 28-Apr-2010
    Can any one tell me what happend to the big cricket bat that the wolf and lamb played for on norwood green each year.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Apr-2010
    photo of it on our photo board cricket on green...lamb just closed selling.....sure they said wolf boarded up...plough is still there norwood green

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 28-Apr-2010
    What has happend to the bat does anyone know.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Apr-2010
    it was interesting reading about it apparently displayed on metal hook outside winning pub....long shot but try asking norwood green very strong commitee many yrs...residents conservation society local hist group.even church norwood green has archive,,knowledge......local info depts at..libraries/town hall

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 29-Apr-2010
    Thanx wiil try that

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 7-May-2010
    Not sure that anyone knows where the cricket bat went to, or if someone does they're not saying! Don't think there would be anything about it in St Mary's archives. Notice The Wolf pub has re-opened again.

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-May-2010
    thanks wolf back..it is on all 1800s maps for wolf farm at back and wolf bridge so listed building...our photo has water pump outside..best wishes..apparently lamb being sold for living dwelling

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 7-May-2010
    Thanx for that Phyl

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Dec-2010
    nice photo of giant bat pub and him on photoboard ours

  • Re: LADY MARGARET RD. AND DORMERS WELLS SCHOOLS by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 17-Feb-2011
    I lived in Masefield Avenue in 1935 and we went to a doctor called Dr Nausbaun, does anybody remember him, he used to make up prescriptions in the back of his house, I think it was off Lady Margaret Road. I remember sitting in the front room of the house and it was cold he sometimes had a fire on not often though.

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antique roadshow,,attractive pieces joy to see always by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Apr-2010
martinware again today..art sculpture because every piece unique..southall under pot year 1895 famous wally birds large plant holder..fire kiln slight imperfect.only at rim..birds etc exquisite.so £3000 instead of £8000...and they brought up families in poverty so glad if they sold yr fire kiln if made £25...ended in little sold but now gt value...by canal glade.southall pottery.....powerhouse ... more >>   
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churches etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Apr-2010
just managed to find some family tree heston churchyard..hot sunny dry so easier .surprised bit luck found few more than thought. northhyde family also came under heston...got dozen photos interior heston church very good ones beautiful.....osterley hse grounds much improved..enjoyment over there is great.gorgeous lunch etc.new school norwood green opens sept white front long window panels entran... more >>   
  • Re: churches etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Apr-2010
    gazette also says summer 2011 due new 16 screen cinema ealing broadway uxbridge rd....front propt up conserve.heritage ...empire cinema not replying to council to hurry it up...

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southall and local war bombs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Apr-2010
the bbc peoples memories on google has regina rd....doris anderson sherwood family bombed out of regina...rebuilt 1946 and they moved back in..etc etc...heston airfield SIREN..aec bombed..seymour sisters killed sheltering in shop doorway of barrats shoe shop was next to palace cinema and direct hit bombed..v2 flying bomb hit smith crisp factory   
  • Re: southall and local war bombs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Apr-2010
    bbc on google..owen family.she had just started school tudor rd 1943/criss cross brown paper window panes.airraid shelter smelly....walked uxbridge rd to food office unattractive building bare concrete inside..just before it blacksmiths used to stand in door watch shoe horse..airraid shelter near southall town hall..only way knew what banana looked like saw artificial bunch hanging in greengrocer broadway

  • Re: southall and local war bombs by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 22-Apr-2010
    The girls killed while sheltering in the doorway of Barrats shoe shop when it took a direct hit were the Purcell sisters as Len Goddard can confirm. The original error was due to my dodgy memory!

  • Re: southall and local war bombs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Apr-2010
    thanks mike..just noticed .c.a. purcell...on the old featherstone rd war memorial of the casualties ..in its new place at fence pavement edge western rd just before brent rd......may well be their relation...just saw comment looking for southall family val ursula rene fred adamson 1950

  • Re: southall and local war bombs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Apr-2010
    also said that their ronnie adamson of southall was stalag pow camp..but killed on his motorbike after home....family moved to mothers hometown glasgow..also his son ron junior..1950s

  • Re: southall and local war bombs by Don HemmingsDon (Member 10246079) on 22-Apr-2010
    Remember Mum & I sleeping under the kitchen table because we didn't like the Anderson shelter
    Also buzz-bombs and the whole Grammar school being sent to Barnsley.Only stayed about 8-9 weeks.It wasore like a holiday

  • Re: southall and local war bombs by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Apr-2010
    yes don our 2 cousins went for short time but came back .only young about 4yrs old...younger boy nan would not let go at all....gdad built airraid shelter outside kitchen door off a bit .but he slept upstairs in his own bed all war...died 1948 anyway lung cancer woodbine cigs...after war shelter corrugated roof.made gt shed ..window in back.. benches..and uncle used to cobble his shoes on devise on bench

  • Re: southall and local war bombs by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 25-Apr-2010

    Don: Our Anderson Shelter rapidly filled with water! When the Morrison Indoor Shelter came out, my parents ordered one, but it didn't come until after the Blitz had eased off. Because we had lodgers when we ordered it, we got a two tier one. However it did get used nightly when the V1's started.

  • Re: southall and local war bombs by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 23-Jan-2011
    I too remember sleeping under the table, Mum wouldn't have a shelter, we had a bad air-raid one night Mum wrapped me up in an eiderdown and she wanted to go to the loo so I waited on the landing,the bathroom door was open and there was this almighty explosion and I ended up on top of the washing in the bath, and Mum was still on the toilet...... of course we all had a laugh...

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items possessions times gone by by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Apr-2010
those who spoke of 1953 coronation.antique roadshow valued 1937 model gold state coach horses in box £450..king queen inside..with queen elizabeth queen in own right crowned..josie and all...southall brought up .chada film seems influence of kind hearts coronets....all disliked families come back as ghosts...good costumes ghosts....they come back with murdering mum.....so clustered around in res... more >>   
  • Re: items possessions times gone by by Don HemmingsDon (Member 10246079) on 21-Apr-2010
    new member Southall 1930-56.Moved to Allenby Rd 1936-many memories-fond- Newell's Cottages behind Tudor Rd School.Pauline Sykes mentioned
    the Badger sisters,eldest was Eunice, went to Oz
    Marion toUSA.

  • Re: items possessions times gone by by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Apr-2010
    best wishes don...see our photos of allemby rd and tudor rd on our southallboard...six photo sites...all good wishes

  • Re: items possessions times gone by by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 22-Apr-2010
    Hi Don Hemmings. Thanks for the news about the Badger sisters. Marion was in my class at Tudor road school - a very pretty girl with curly fair hair. I think she played the part of a Princess in one of our plays. Eunice was working at Heston Farm in August 1945 when I was, stringing up the tomato plants and picking up the windfall apples in the orchard during the school holidays.
    There were lots ... more >>

  • Re: items possessions times gone by by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Apr-2010
    don there are also some memories an names friends reunite site ..tudor rd school and residents of local roads back then..1939 my cousins tudor rd pam marg ackers john willans..using maiden names for the girls.boys carry their maiden name..we all do google map street view takes you down tudor rd allemby rd..this yr allemby pub boarded up..many pubs landmarks gone

  • Re: items possessions times gone by by Don HemmingsDon (Member 10246079) on 24-Apr-2010
    Yvonne cousins at Tudor Road school,my sister Peggy was there about that time-she now lives in Australia, I wonder if anyone remembers her.
    Speaking of Grubhams my mum still shopped there even after we moved to Allenby Road.I still
    remember the wonderful smells.Don't get that in todays Supermarkets!!!

  • Re: items possessions times gone by by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Apr-2010
    yes don lots went tudor rd 1930s 40s..ask peggy if she knows some names.......yes all used grubhams..cut cheese ham....tin boxes biscuits glass front see through along front counter floor.little chair in corner....tudor rd school photos on our photo boards 6 boards

  • Re: items possessions times gone by by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 14-Jun-2010
    Hi Don -Your sister's name doesn't sound familiar but yours does, I used to live in Carlyle Ave then moved to Allenby Road around 1939-40. number 177. perhaps we lived near you there, I had a sister a bit older than me named Nellie

  • Re: items possessions times gone by by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Jun-2010
    hope don sees your message if not new thread takes it to top of first page shows up well..just before 1939 my gdads nephew 3 toddlers carlisle by pk.hackers name...we were west ave ackers 1928 to 1961..allemby pub boarded up closed this yr.little rows shops still there..water tower.was called muddy lane originally on old maps

  • Re: items possessions times gone by by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 14-Jun-2010
    Thanks Yvonne, i'll give it a few days and if not I will move it.

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annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Apr-2010
dan snow our famous bbc historian son of peter snow newsreader.......has organised dunkirk spirit small boats calais bringing people home..weather good channel calm....ref iceland earthquake..heathrow closed again today...we had thin layer volc dust on car......faulty towers john clease stranded norway payed £3000 taxi to brussels come back on ferry....school kids those back work need ...butto... more >>   
  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Apr-2010
    meant to say dan snow has his twitter comments and photos.today photo him calais small boats bring people home.specialise history topics..eamon holmes no doubt specialises manchester united football twitter..his wife ruth langsford has her site...loraine kelly scots tv presenter/...phil schofield.....type in address top left....www.twitter.com...then subject or celebrity etc

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 19-Apr-2010
    l know there was a set of air raid sirens clearly visible on the top of Greenford Police Station that certsinly would have been heard Allenby & Lady Mgrt Rds area. Where were the others and were they clearly visible??

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Apr-2010
    yes keith.the was bomb greenford was it down mornington rd way...the baptist church greenford bombed.....the bbc on google peoples memories says..police station hayes end had siron on top...gram had a hooter sounding..says old policestation hillingdon uxbridge had siron on top....says aec was hit by bomb 1941

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 19-Apr-2010
    Keith the sirens were on the top of four Police station Southall,Norwood Green, Greenford, and Hanwell also the junction Western Rd/King St.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 19-Apr-2010
    I forgot to mention the nickname for the sirens were ' Moaning Minnies' I heard the first siren at 11am September 3rd 1939.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Vince Jackson (Member 10004627) on 19-Apr-2010
    I think there was one on Southall Town Hall

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Apr-2010
    tv channel 4 tonight 9pm..to mark 70yrs.......blitz how it effected home front...new series documentary

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Apr-2010
    blitz tv was well produced and series so next week..maimly london..but in general home front..reminds of noel coward film..pregnant lady under stairs survived,my builder family said was srtongest part hse..2 older ladies under table were lost..whole street went..liverpool..coventry we school trip went to new cathedral glass etc built next to ruins of medieval bombed ruin of original..we took our p... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 20-Apr-2010

    There was a siren on top of the police station at the North Road/High Street junction

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 21-Apr-2010
    Vince there wasn't a siren on the Town Hall.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Apr-2010
    members would probably like the bbc audio clips w war 2 on google...sirens mainly police stations tall buildings or on tall pole..electric vary power..warning rising falling signal...2nd siren single continuous note all clear....audios of ALL things princess eliz radio to children etc

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 21-Apr-2010
    Can anybody remember the fire alarms situated along the road one in particular I remember the top of Saxon Rd.you broke the glass and waited for the Fire Engine there were many false alarms they were painted red.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 21-Apr-2010
    Having them atop the police stations would make sense, as the police would get the phone call from somewhere and set them off. Greenford police station, near the corner of Oldfield Lane, is the only one l clearly remember. They were mounted on a very tall post that went higher than the building

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Chris (Member 10220786) on 21-Apr-2010
    Len - the Fire Alarms you mentioned. I seem to recall a glass fronted top/box; which had to be broken to activate the alarm. These were on red posts appx 5 ft tall. Is that what you were thinking of? Or have I dreamed them up???? I THINK there was one near to the beginning of Kingsley Avenue; just off North Road.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 21-Apr-2010
    Chris you were right they were about five feet high you broke the glass and waited when you think we only had one fire engine the chief fireman was a Mr Smith he lived in Norwood Green.the good old days in Southall

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by barry raymond (Member 10239180) on 21-Apr-2010
    Hi one and all;-
    on the question of air raid sirens they were on the roof of most police stations. I recall there being one on top of a pole in Hayes Town outside the Copper Kettle cafe, opposite Pump Lane, next to the police box (Dr. Who) there was another on a pole at the top of Church Road opposite the Adam & Eve, they were still there up until the 60's.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 24-Apr-2010
    My dad did his stint as a fire guard during the blitz when he wasn't on night work. He was supplied with a hat (like the air-raid wardens wore) with FG on it. We used to call it his "Funny guy" hat when we were kids. We also had a wooden post with a sqare on top in our front garden, and he told us if it turned green (I think it was) it meant there was gas about. Fortunately, it never did!

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 24-Apr-2010
    I remember those boards Pauline it was if the Germans used phosphorus gas it would change colour.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 24-Apr-2010

    Pauline and Len-your memories recall the fact that we had to take our gas maxks with to school every day. If you forgot it, you were sent home to get it. Mums made nice carriers to hold the gas mask box.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 24-Apr-2010
    I lived in Clifton Road during the war, and was very interested to find this page. I remember the bombing in Regina Rd, first the ordinary bombs" then the Buzz Bombs later. Nearly in the same place as I can remember. Like most kids of my time, I hated anderson shelters and we slept indoors and hoped for the best. I can still remember the smell of those shelters - yuk!!
    My place of residence i... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 24-Apr-2010
    Michael - You talking about gas masks reminded me of something I'd forgotten years ago. I was staying at my grandma's house in N.Kensington when the siren went. We went down to the cellar, which was in a forboding place - loads of concrete steps which eventually led to the garden. The cellar was several steps down. We hadn't been in there for more than five minutes when I opened up my gas mask (we... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Apr-2010
    dear jean best wishes.my cousin went out 4 yr old daughter sydney 1958 still there came back 4 visits.I went see her 1970 and canberra melbourne home stop fuel darwin....we had corugated roof shelter out back...but spiders..etc...used as good shed after war.......see our photos southall ....war etc cinemas 6 boards of photos.....any you want to add we can help you..thankyou..kindest regards...re... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 24-Apr-2010
    Hi Jean - Nice to hear from you in Adelaide. I wondered whereabouts you lived in Hayes before you left for Australia. My husband lived there, and I joined him when we got married, plus we had lots of relatives living there at the time you left. There are also a number of members on this site who also lived in Hayes, and some still do.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 24-Apr-2010
    Hello Jean as Pauline said a lot of people lived in Hayes I still do you would not recognise the Town i'ts like Mogadishu there are six betting shops four charity shops I was a postman in 1956 whe n the town was vibrant remember Paynes the Essoldo cinema in East Ave.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 25-Apr-2010
    Hi Pauline,

    We had lived in Langley for 10 years but stayed with my husbands parents in Granville Road, just before leaving. I also lived in Little Road and Stirling Road before we got married, and while our house was being built - in Keats Way Greenford.
    I was born in Balfour Road, then when quite small moved to Carlisle Avenue then Allenby Road. It was when my mother died I moved to Clifton... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 25-Apr-2010
    Hi Len
    Yes I remember the Essoldo well, used to go midweek with my sister who lived in Little Road. I seem to remember there was a good butcher just a way down East Avenue.
    One of my favourite haunts was the Dominion, we used to go dancing there on Friday nights, and the Montague at Ealing Broadway was goo in the 50's.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 25-Apr-2010
    Hi Yvonne
    Nice to have your reply, Australia in the 50's was pretty basic i understand. Adelaide is much smaller than Sydney and we were glad we settled here.
    I will look out for some old photo's and send them on. Bye the way how do I get to look at the ones already received - sounds like they would be really interesting.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Apr-2010
    yes jean could write long tale about their first yrs 1958 sydney but ok later very good now......to look at six boards have a read of our instructions at these pages let me know if problem we can help quickly.....then yes can help add your photos...kindest regards..from yvonne

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 25-Apr-2010
    Hello Jean it would appear I did all things you did I went to the Dominion the Legion and the Montague over the Palladium times I had to walk home from Ealing after missing the last bus what about the Seagull on a Wednesday to top it all I live in Laburnum Rd. next to Granville did you know the Bowdens in Granville? I was in OZ in 1945 in the Navy Sydney and Melbourne I don't know if you watch N... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 25-Apr-2010
    Jean forgot to mention Crown Cork demolished fifteen pubs have closed in Southall.

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 25-Apr-2010
    jean meant to say keats etc always all yrs has the double pink tree blossoms etc...as now look lovely..I lived top of keats off rd there..used greenford shops..1940s 50s high st red lion pub etc on our photos boards..big long stall veg fruit still there..granada cinema gone.now tesco supermarket...etc etc

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Apr-2010
    Hi Jean - Thanks for your all your news. I lived with my family in Northcote Avenue from about 1937 - 1952, so very near to Carlyle Avenue (and the Municipal Sports Ground). We then moved to North Hyde Lane, then Hayes for two years, and were in Langley when you were there. We lived in Raymond Road (just off the village)for sixteen years, and must have still been there when you moved to Australia.... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 25-Apr-2010
    Jean - I forgot to ask you where you lived in Langley. We moved in there in 1956, and by my reckoning you must have moved there about the same time? Did you ever join Langley Women's Institute? Lots of changes since you left. A large new College opened in Station Road, just before the Railway Station, and that long brick wall by the War Memorial in Langley Road round to Station road, where the Roa... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 26-Apr-2010
    Hi Pauline. yes we certainly lived in Langley at the same time. We were in Cherry Ave just off Langley Rd, backing onto the railway line and Middle Green Rd bridge. No didnt belong to womens institute I worked at Airwork on the aerodrome and then Starch Products just behind us, till I had my kids. I worked with a girl who lived in Raymond Rd her name was Ruth Rose.
    Last time we had a trip back... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 26-Apr-2010
    Hi Jean - great to hear from you again. Yes, I think I know whereabouts Cherry Avenue was. I've got St Mary's church and the Red Lion on the opposite side in my mind's eye. Cherry Avenue was further along Langley Road wasn't it? You've started off the memories of Langley all those years ago. When my husband and I got off the old steam train from Hayes and walked across the wooden bridge at Langley... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-Apr-2010
    Finally found Cherry Avenue and Middle Green Avenue on Google Street maps Jean. It was a good Street Tour, and I'm sure I'd never been to Cherry Avenue before. Brought back some nice memories - Langley road. I did that walk many times with one younger daughter in the pram, and the other one sitting on the outside. We walked to Slough and back! Did you ever catch the
    10 o'clock Special at Langley... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 29-Apr-2010
    Hi Pauline, I also used to shop at Waitrose in Slough and like you left the pram at the front before the checkouts. We (my friend Eileen and I) used to walk up up Langley Rd passing St Bernards convent.(by the way she still lives there in Cherry Ave)Used to go every Friday morning so I bet we were in there at the same time lol. Sometimes we used Tescos - not so far to walk. Think it was next to... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 29-Apr-2010
    After I found Cherry Avenue, Jean, I followed the Google road map up the Langley road to the corner of St Bernard's Convent. Still looks good, but then returned back down to Langley village. What a change has taken place. I remember Ann Miller's Dress shop in the high street, with the sweet shop next door. Do you remember Ann, and assistants Doris and Janet. Then after the Off-Licence and the Meth... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by denise blake (Member 10248715) on 14-Jun-2010
    My husband lived in Regina Road in one of the house's that was hit by the Buzz bombs.They rebuilt them after the war his Mum Eva Morton remembers seeing them after the bombs fell she was only a child then then she moved there in 1954 from Western Road

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Jun-2010
    denise thankyou...very interesting...hope to hear from you..we all love to hear memories......several remember regina rd......look forward to your comments southall etc...if any photos we can help put on our 7 boards of good photos on google..thankyou denise best wishes

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Jun-2010
    dear denise only long shot.......but my cousin brian ackers is buried havelock near to regina..we have record sheet says in grave margaret blake with vase.she buried about 1935....he buried with her 1948 2 yrs old..........his mum was flo barnard she had 3 sisters violet madge irene think...... came to southall flo married 1935...was margaret blake her sister who married blake local man......wor... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by denise blake (Member 10248715) on 15-Jun-2010
    Hi my husband Tony dose not know much about his dad's side of the family only that his dad came from Notting Hill.He will ask his mum about the Blake history best wishes Denise

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Jun-2010
    thanks denise tony,,from yvonne tony..my husband ..ha coincidence..denise my cousin was brought up with...ha........yes aunt flo barnard came from chelsea barracks father army career 1920s...married southall 1935.....she and sisters came to southall.they used south ken museums to keep warm 1920s ha ..as kids...so not far from notthill....wonder if her sister margaret married mr blake....thanks bes... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Brian J McDonald (Member 10250780) on 14-Aug-2010
    by Brian McDonald member 10250780 4/9/2010 as a young boy 4/5yrs old.I was in Regina Rd when the doodle bug fell.I was with my Gran Mrs E Webb and my Aunt Mrs E Perkins.We heard the motor stop,my aunt pushed me into a shop doorway,I think it was a radio shop,and both coverd me with their bodies.I only have vague memories of the explosion.My abiding memory is of my aunt taking glass splitters out o... more >>

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Dec-2010
    the page after you has relative of regina rd bomb..5 site members have memories of it

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 21-Feb-2011
    Hi Jean Edwards. you bought back memories re the Dominion in South Rd, and the Montague in Ealing, I used to go there regularly, happy days, I also went to Burtons in Uxbridge, and frequented the Three Tons now and again, I believe that is still there

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Feb-2011
    yes 3 tuns there..opposite rail station across rd there bank on corner,st margarets church just there and ancient market pillars..library 3 shops along from 3 tuns..local history dept 6 floors of it..windsor st with ancient coaching in pubs..preservation order on all these pubs 3 tuns.kept looking same ancient windows photos on our boards

  • Re: annivers war 70 yrs blitz etc by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Feb-2011
    yes 3 tuns still there.opposite rail station.bank on corner.library and local hist.3 shops along 6floors..ancient mkt pillars there ancient windsor st with 3 old coaching inn .preservation order windows still ancient same at 3tun....modern shop mall now so new cinema up on top floor pedestrian precinct..so by pass rd goes around outside..photos all on our boards

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southall photoboards by davo (Member 10030212) on 26-Mar-2010
In the last few days i have been having trouble accessing the southall photo boards on flickr .
Was wondering if anyone else has been having trouble of have i had a "brain fart" and forgot something lol . can someone please talk me through it .
Cheers Dave C
  
  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 26-Mar-2010
    Just put Southallboard2 or any other up to Southallboard5 into the "search the web" box and they will come up.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
    board 1st ..2 and 3...were type in left top address www.flickr.com.....southallboard2@yahoo.co.uk...so 3 also....password middlesex2 or 3....when computer has it in memory then quick just put southallboard in google and up it comes 5 boards...automatically.......slipup at board 4 and 5,,,,,,,did it as southallboard4.com.........and 5.com.......passwords middlesex4 and 5

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 29-Mar-2010
    Another tip is once you have located the photboards, save them as a "bookmark" in your browser. You the just click on the bookmark to open the page.

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 31-Mar-2010
    I have some photos to upload onto Southall 5 photoboard. Can anybody tell me how? As they are alread on my flickr account, but I need to trans fer them to the board.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 31-Mar-2010
    board6 has been needed some time now...board 3 has 4 spaces,,,board4 has 3 spaces......room for 7 photos.....let us know if problem...we can help..thanks nice to have photos.......then board6 will be lovely thing to take us on........any problem let us know..........board4 password..middlesex4....it uploads easy once you know.....you have photos on your computer saved from scanner or somethi... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 31-Mar-2010
    dear think lady name thomson if you want to do a board6....easy no problem...........just wwwflickr.com..........southallboard6@yahoo.co.uk and password ..middlesex6.....you could easy set up our next one thankyou...free.....let us know or we can help

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Apr-2010
    26 mar 2010 says boris gave green light ok develop old gas wks etc...3750 new homes..sport.hotel.. new cinema..access to canal develope recreational facilities there

  • Re: southall photoboards by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 1-Apr-2010
    Found a site called GIGWISE showing a house where Freddie Mercury lived as a youngster the house was in Gladstone Rd. go to page four you will see a photo of the house Yvonne mentioned some time ago he lived in Feltham.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Apr-2010
    yes thats good photo..brian may unveiled mercury memorial feltham high st little while ago..age 17 says family 1964 feltham years..caused fuss when visited parents as famous it says..gigwise photo 55 of elton pinner boy also

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Apr-2010
    whatever on google...chronicle says.faroukh bulsara..fred....22 gladstone ave feltham..done off main road down by station....several people google used to go there...may of feltham also went school from there....tonys dads funeral feltham....a feltham lad at funeral used to go freds hse great fan.....nov 17 09 memorial unveiled plazza shops feltham,,,says he came from zanzibar age 17 1964 to glads... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Apr-2010
    my goodness he was at isleworth poly couple yrs difference to me doing art...I did literature..old college...says fled zanzibar tanzania civil war 1964 age 17..so he was about 1947 to 1991 died......good photos on google mayor..b may..freds mum..and huge star photo of memorial...big crowds...down by shakespeare ave where tonys aunt lived near station is glad ave number 22

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 10-Apr-2010
    Sorry folks but the photos that I wish to upload to the Southall board are still in my flickr account and I can not find a way to tranfer them as every atempt to send to a group or to email fails.

    My sytem conects directly to my flickr account and will not allow me to conect to the board.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2010
    my husband try help this afternoon...if you and us set up board6....then your flickr must be on your own computer file of saved photos....then put them straight on new flickr board...lovely to see photos southall etc.....so thankyou

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2010
    husband trying to help you....you and us need set up board6 allows less than 200 free new photos......how many photos southall etc you need put on???...are your flicker photos also on your own computer stored.........we need to set up free account.....southallboard6.......password middlesex6................it says upload photos......right hand bottom corner word insert open........highlight blue insert your photos

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2010
    if you cannot find your photos on your original saved o your own computer......perhaps you could download each one........save picture as.......to your own computer file....and then set up southallboard6 and insert open load on..password middlesex6......free for less than 200

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Apr-2010
    dear thompson member if you tell us name of your flickr we can see photos there...have looked up google only one thompson flickr metioned there...or use barrys email he puts for us on here .if he can help better..historian serious local etc collection all photos etc

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 11-Apr-2010
    flickr a/c jtdentonbake

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 11-Apr-2010
    Yvonne I would need Barry's email address to sent photos. Have tried again to send via flickr but they still do not appear.
    Regards JT

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Apr-2010
    will look it up it is about 2 pages back on our pages here..get back to you

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Apr-2010
    dear jt...thompson.best wishes.......barry has given his information contact email a couple times..it is 6 pages back ..pages 121 to 140..30 oct 2009..to keith........he is very busy at moment moving hse but has commented to us twice lately........barry.raymond@blueyonder.co.uk
    I typed your j t dentonbake into google to see your flickr photos but nothing came up,,,,,usually most flickr photostrea... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    dear j t thompson thanks lovely 4 photos think 4...rowbottom..yes as you said west ave...we were 16 and 23 west ave..rowbottom came in our hse xmas 1950s age about 50s.came cards beer after northcote....with jack roache all gt friends many yrs.ackers..breezy juvenilles southall branch doll photo...chimney sweep and ruffy flo rowbottom.greenford st party 1945...what rd is that please........dentonb... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    dear j t thompsn..thanks so very much for 4 photos...have put them on our 1st board today..small.but enlarge all sizes zoom full size.....if you are able to come to get together norwood green fete 11am to 5pm 10 july saturday..we have local history table by church teas...love to see you bring photos etc..nance do you know surname..does NOT seem that you have opened a southallboard6@yahoo.co.uk pas... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    also you might see photos...if you type in google.....jtdentonbake's photostream.........no gaps in jtdent.........up come 4 photosflickr

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    so many people on st party 1945 greenford ave southall..len your sister may remember it..pauline did you hear of it..mike it was just by shackleton hall...photo on our first southall board....dear.jt which yrs were your rowbottom west ave we were nobby ackers bricklayers builders with RT Warren..built many miidx houses1920s to 1960s......moved in west ave when first built to 1961/65..long back g... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 12-Apr-2010
    Good morning Yvonne. Have contacted flickr to see if they can be of assistance regarding board6.
    Ruffy "George" and Flo Rowbottom live from the 1920's to the early 1950's at 77 Greeford Ave, Flo's brother Jack Milsom lived in West Ave, & Ruffy's brother Daniel. Doll my mum and all the family moved to 127 Northcote Ave in the early 1950's, Thats when Ruffy used the Northcote Arms,previously when h... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    good morning rt.....dont worry about board6...my husband will set it up tonight........board5 full..but have squeezed your photos on it today they look good.....we have 2 northcote ave members to see them today....know several people of greenford ave 77 and going down to 87 so down towards carlisle ave think.........if you scan any future photos into new board6 from your scanner and computer f... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    dear j t ...many of us have now reminisced google street view google goes grubhams northcote now boarded up....view northcote ave 137 153...so 127..east side just passed normans ave....144 west side 1950 willans and brooks....did not hear name ruffy but may be george and dan,,,,but they used to use surnames as nickname...so heard them say oh rowbottom or roache. jack hills...lot of them labourers ... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 12-Apr-2010
    Yvonne, your mention of East Avenue, and Cordell talking about their next door neighbours called "Boyland". Mr & Mrs Boylan (who were a Catholic family) were great friends of my mum and dad. They used to go out on a Saturday night often to have a drink with them. They had four girls (I think) Margaret, Eileen and Agnes. Can't remember the other one. Also had a son. I'm pretty sure that Mrs Boylan... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    thanks pauline...thought they were probably catholic...they were very nice very quiet very reserved family...nan moved in 16 west ave 1928.. mrs boyland 1950 was a widow 2 spinster daughters living with her eileen agnes think......14 west ave......other side of us 18 west ave 1928 to 1961 elsie cornell bob....elderly by 1960 moved away retire to their daughters..............we used goodmorning to... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 12-Apr-2010
    The Boylans I am talking about didn't live in West Avenue, Yvonne. Mr Boylan's name was Ben, and he worked at AEC, as my dad did. Margaret Boylan also worked at EMI, and was still there (unmarried) in 1954. Ben Boylan was still alive when my dad died in 1971, as he came to the funeral.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    number of times we keep trying hear families old voices on this site..yes boylan nan and aunts said......1957 widow..so dont know when husband died/marg also yes 3 spinster daughters next door..son must have been married and away..do you know mrmrs boylans christian names....3 bedroom must have been same as us next door....she may have even had sister brother living greenford ave or just went roun... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    have put the magnify glass on 1st 2 at tables 1945 party....lady behind man with great splendid moustache who is he...lady is about right age for mrs boylan..string beads necklace...she and daughters were always very nicely dressed smart tidy people nice looking...that could be mrs boylan....our next door neighbour lived 14 west ave many yrs..she was still there1961 when we moved out..but think th... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    just got your message ..ah different family then.....could be that ben boylan was brother at east ave ...to our boylan next door to us 14 west ave....we were the same in those roads we had relatives with same name living in several houses of those roads,,so easy they all came walk visit nan sundays....but our mrs boyland had 2 grown up spinster daughters living there with her very shy quiet peopl... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 12-Apr-2010
    Mr Boylan was called Ben. He was a tall man. I'm afraid I can't remember Mrs Boylan's christan name. One thing I do remember was that she suffered from asthma very badly, and was quite a well proportioned lady, although not fat.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    thanks pauline......mrs boylan next door was so quiet we were always out school work etc..never saw them much..peg washing....goodmorning at fence...cant remember her size..feel sure neat tidy lady and so were doughters..daughters of good height and smart always out at work...ours worked emi also ..so my aunt doll may have worked with one of the daughters...no husband though 1957 widow...so think... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 12-Apr-2010
    Pauline, With regards to the Greenford Ave street party. The tables were set from no.77 up to Carley Ave. The gentelman with the tash was Mr George our neighboure from No.75, he was a dustman with about 3 daughters. Flo Rowbottom & Mrs Cannon with her daughters are in the background, I am in my mum's arms halfway down in the background.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    yes thought carlisle...I know 87 along there...so that would be right starts at 77....will look for flo background with daughters..doll with you in arms half way......husband just in from work..set up board6...up and running have put j t 4 photos and some....anymore please put plenty room....upload photos..sign in as southallboard6@yahoo.co.uk password middlesex6......sign in again.click to add ph... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Apr-2010
    put the magnify glass on when zoom full screen.....looks like flo older with glasses and 3 daughters along in front of her.lady in front by them then perhaps doll long 40s style fair hair..you in her arms longish fair straight hair....great to hear of dustman with moustache...great party....thankyou.......those houses look so different today..behind thick trees ..small front gardens.....what are a... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 12-Apr-2010
    Hi Thompson. How marvellous to see your mum and yourself, plus the neighbours. That was a pretty long table stretching to Carlyle Avenue. You were only a nipper then, weren't you. Mrs Boylan (if it is her) is the lady turning halfway towards the camera in the front row, near the pavement. She is wearing a coat with fur around the neck, which is how I remember her, as she always dressed very smart... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 13-Apr-2010
    Thank God we have got the board6 sorted, will add any further photos once I have been in the loft.Have shots of Southall Swimming Club as Doll was presedent & us kids members,Pathe News has info. The lady with glasses in the street photo was Mrs Cannon, Flo is to the left of her, looking at the photo. In the one with Nance, she was a freind of Flo's who lived in Wolverhampton, I was evacuated with... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Apr-2010
    pauline everybody lovely photos on board6......yahoo.co.uk to start off sign in..west ave etc.....pity they did not have one of st party coronation at gate tables jellies.....fred dressed as clown for kids...not easy afford camera...or get hold photo if anybody did snap it...gt shame....only donkeys yrs later we realise how precious photos are...forget so busy living times ..that forget to quickly... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Apr-2010
    good morning thompson....our mayor daughter and wife members live isl wight also..gt if you can come...glad you like board6 I set up ....yes careful loft climbing...I ought to get up there for ours but dread it finding.....will be good see your photos..we have been new forest hamp and isle wight all life holidays....surname of nance might help....yes many of us have at havelock st john...it is ok... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 13-Apr-2010
    Thompson you mentioned Jack Milsom Iwent to school with his daughter Joan I believe she died very young we all went out together they lived in the corner house near the green a friend of mine Terry Bolton lived at No 40 was killed in Singapore the irony of it was he was already injured and in a ambulance and the Japs bombed it I am still in touch with his brother Ken after 79 years we went to Tudo... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 13-Apr-2010
    Hi Len, Yes Joan died of breast cancer, her 1st husband Bill is still alive living in Linconshire. Joan's siter Peggy is 84 and living in Grimsby,I am still intouch with her as I was her pageboy, but I am not putting those photos of a 4 year old little Lord Fonteroy on the board, as the family take the micky out of them.

    The ally next to Jacks house led to our house in Northcote Ave.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 14-Apr-2010
    Hello Thompson I have been wracking my brain trying to think of Bill's surname I worked with him at Prices bakers I had a feeling his Sister married a Canadian a few years ago I met his young brother in South Rd. he was in the throes of moving going back to Jack Milsom was he connected in some way to the Navy I may be wrong there are quite a few people on the site that lived in Northcote Ave.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 14-Apr-2010
    Since this item cropped up on our Photoboard, I must relate it before I forget it. I was in my Bank this morning, sitting at the table, sorting myself out before I left, when a very spritely old lady came in and sat opposite me. It started off when she remarked that there were no pens on the table as usual, tied on. One thing led to another and we were talking away as if we had known each other fo... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Apr-2010
    that is one of the best things ever pauline...well done..there is such thing as fete..phyl our church warden said she had male to do with dragons also....perhaps your bank lady friend could come to church fete norwood green......hope she looks board and also photos..hope grandchildren help her....she did not have email to keep in touch......such high population..so many worked lived southall they... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Apr-2010
    it is page or so back they said their dad worked for company that put dragons on top......so today a son and our members dad also.....fate is a funny thing how things crop up....small world

  • Re: southall photoboards by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 15-Apr-2010
    It was my Dad who also worked on the dragons on the Palace cinema. And, wait for it, his name was also Ernie - but not Ernie Taylor. He was Ernie Scarbrow, so no relation.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Apr-2010
    coincidence phyl...and what was name of firm..how many men up on that high roof...ha...best wishes....best time yr not too hot..sunny and spring blooms..colour

  • Re: southall photoboards by thompson (Member 10241148) on 15-Apr-2010
    Len, Correct Jack Milsom was in the navy and was married to Ginny. Joan's married name was Reed.
    Ginny was of Romany stock were as the Rowbottoms
    were Bargees, my grandfather Ruffy was born on a barge. The granddauther use to question why she, her mother and I had darker skin than some people and tanned easerly. Also when abroad my daughter automaticly is give a menu in that country's language w... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Apr-2010
    dear thompson...we have 2 families of what you say.....talbot of hounslow high st 1880 and hounslow heath 1900s and 1920s romanies and at the fair ground there.entertain and dancing tradition etc,,,,,,,,1900s garland of white st...we were always told his family bargees canal.....do you know those 2 family names please ....thanks

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Apr-2010
    know face site has several history living greenford ave southall//1940s/50s beverley heard family born number 77..olive connor jim by green...at number 72 kathy timberlake..number 51 dennis eileen randall kids neil lee tracey

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 15-Apr-2010
    It seems Southall is determined to be in the news. I've just been watching Sky News and Gurinder Chadha (Director of "Bend it with Beckham"). She was in Southall, tasting some delicacy on a stall in the High Street, talking about her latest film - also filmed in Southall - "It's a Wonderful Afterlife". It's being released in the UK on 23 April. She was saying that she grew up in Southall, and she ... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by josie (Member 10235627) on 15-Apr-2010
    Gurinda Chada's mother lives in Allenby Rd in one of the bungalows backing Dormers Wells School.Regards Josie.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Apr-2010
    thanks josie my best friend in class lived in the middle one along.1960s.always had yellow door and siles..many yrs..... and other class mate in end one nearest school way..best wishes...I went to southall story.south bank....photographer organiser was in library 3 hrs maps photos back to 1900..heritage history,,,,but only one photo on wall of exhibit and nothing else from library...gt weather for... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 15-Apr-2010
    Hello Thompson many thanks are you in contact with Bill if so remember me to him yes Joan was very petite with dark hair very attractive there were four of us in a gang they all lived in West Ave.Alan Bowden lived at No 8 Ron Groves at No 7 Ken Bolton No 40 I lived in Alexandria Ave.we all joined up in 1942 Alan and myself went in the Navy Ron and Ken in the Army there is just Ken and myself still... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 16-Apr-2010
    Thanks for that Josie. As you know Allenby Road very well, do you know if the block of council flats where the retired old folk used to live, past the Water Tower and by the Ruislip Road, are still there? I haven't been there since 1971 when my dad died.

  • Re: southall photoboards by josie (Member 10235627) on 16-Apr-2010
    Hello Pauline,yes they are still there i have lived just of off Allenby rd for thirty years (backing onto the water tower)and they remain the same, my aunt's mother inlaw moved from the council houses in allenby into one of them many years ago.regards Josie.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 16-Apr-2010
    Josie I lived at 102 Westbury Ave. like you our garden backed on to the water tower or the 'Wedding Cake' they called it near Selby Gdns moved out in 1976.

  • Re: southall photoboards by josie (Member 10235627) on 16-Apr-2010
    Hello Len,my son's house in Hillside also backs onto the Water Tower,we only new about the resovoir these last few years due to Aerial View quite amazing really to see it on there and it's at the bottom of our garden's.regards Josie

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Apr-2010
    hi josie ..is the aerial reservoir and tower.,on google..is it maps street view aerial..........the old pub top rd of allemby just past wedding cake tower..hare hounds lays back bit off rd south side still there...call it greenford bit of ruislip rd...and huge school opposite now last couple yrs expanded onto everybit of grass they had there...primary nice glass and modern.......greenford grammer ... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 16-Apr-2010
    Thank you so much Josie. I did try to find the flats on the street view, but it would only let me go past the Water Tower and no further. I also tried to get there by the Ruislip road, but again, no success, so thanks. My parents both lived in the flats for several years.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Apr-2010
    yes funny how some camera view some parts streets not show 3 quarters northcote ave near large child nursery .....and this by watertower...some have requested ban...postcode seems to be ub1 2he.....because the c of e redeemer modern church down abit on west side like water tower is that.......when it first built 1963ish,,,,our school went walk trip to visit it...beautiful inside

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 17-Apr-2010
    Going back to my conversation with the lady in my bank, can anyone remember the name of the butcher's shop opposite the Dominion - would be during WW2. She did tell me the name, but I can't remember it.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 17-Apr-2010
    Pauline to the right of the Dominiom was the CO=OP there was a butchers there another one was C F Freeman I will ask my friend Ken who was a butchers boy at the CO-OP if he can remember can any of the young members remember a shop in the High St.it had a scale electirc in the window it was near HEMMINGS bakery if you could tell me the name would be grateful.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 18-Apr-2010
    Every time I look at the photos on Southallboard (page 1) there are two in particular that always take me back to the bus ride to Greenford at my first job at 14. The first one is North Road Parade and the second one is Allenby Road on a corner (which I now know was the Lord Allenby pub (which we are told is boarded up). So, I decided to do the tour, as best I could from Carlyle Avenue to Greenfor... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Apr-2010
    great pauline .so glad tour....yes we all like little arrows of street view....that greenflyover huge took over 2 yrs build...tony had to go through it to work heavy traffic delays.....warehouses down by garage went in once buy some plastic storage boxes for library..they were open shop sheds 1980s....so across road from old petrol garage bridge round hotel......what long walk.....yes burns rd and... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Apr-2010
    pauline yesterday...think its your flats of your dear father which was shame you could not get on google..........water tower west side then rosecroft ave then flats along numbers 355...353...341 etc...then bycroft rd.....then redeemer modern cofe church .think built 1963 my class went inside visit it new lovely modern inside.........hope these might be your flats of your dear father then memory ... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 18-Apr-2010
    Thanks Yvonne for putting the flats of Allenby road on, but my dad's was in the 400's a bit further up. As for Southallboard6, I got my grandson to put it on the next day!. He does it so quickly, but won't show me how he does it. They are so fast. I found out on my own though that you can get straight into Southallboard6 once you have got in, by typing in address www.flickr.com

  • Re: southall photoboards by josie (Member 10235627) on 18-Apr-2010
    Hello Yvonne,i think Phylis means the Elderly Retirement Homes (Bungalows) bottom of allenby near to The Ruislip Rd they back onto Greenford High Playing Fields..thats if they havent built on them(playing fields).regards Josie

  • Re: southall photoboards by josie (Member 10235627) on 18-Apr-2010
    sorry meant Pauline.Josie

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 18-Apr-2010
    Josie, my dad was in the Council flats in the Nos. 400+, and they weren't the ones Yvonne has put on Southallboard5. Regards Pauline

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Apr-2010
    ok sorry pauline went took photo thought might help you

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Apr-2010
    yes josie lots building greenford high play fields...lucky old grammer had lots ground around so all new school buildings gone up...northola busy saturday 2 mallards 6 coots on water but not natural habitat for life nest etc...they have made them too neat sparce...wish had not dragged my husband to allemby did not know 400...they were the only flats a numbers 500s top north end allemby we did from... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 18-Apr-2010
    Oh Yvonne - don't be sorry. You work so hard for us all on the Photoboards, and they certainly bring a lot of memories back to me. I'm sure everyone else feels the same. Thank you.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Apr-2010
    thats ok I love it ..6 photos on 6 of area,,,,josie great one of that reservoir you mentioned none of us knew it can never see it from allemby rd...look picture of it on board6...thanks letting us know.....best wishes ,,,,,,my aunt lived allemby dads sister..1938ish to her death 1987ish...she had 5 babies there.....all good wishes pauline great hearing from you always..kindest regards...

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Apr-2010
    josie pauline everybody just seen covered reservoir..back of water tower between so back of garden westbury ave....excellent aerial on street view......if it is the small tanks cluster...then long oblong flat roof construction or that is the long oblong covered reservoir with fence around edge of it......membrane on google they say stop winds of debris keep water clean...says 1850 and on 1880 map... more >>

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Apr-2010
    josie . all .. chada just been on tv..advertise her new film..her office ealing studios she based film on ealing comedies...part filmed at south bank by our new bridge at festival hall..promenade...she said grew up southall as you said school ealing

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 21-Apr-2010
    Interesting that Gurinder Chadha breaks a Coconut at the start of shooting of every Movie she makes, a tradition she picked up from filming 2004's Bride & Prejudice in India.

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Apr-2010
    asia breaking coconut....some villages ritual priest breaks coconut gratitude to gods fulfilling wishes etc.....where do some of ours come from..dont put new shoes on table..walk under ladders..black cat..cross fingers.vane ites..etc etc bride wear something blue something borrowed...

  • Re: southall photoboards by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 21-Apr-2010
    Don't put new shoes or any shoes on the table. This came from the mining community when the only time that boots or shoes were put on the table was when the family of a miner had been informed of his death. His boots would be put on the table to show that he was dead. After that the placing of boots or shoes on the table was thought to be in bad taste

  • Re: southall photoboards by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-Apr-2010
    oh thsts interesting..so sad..cross fingers was told jesus and the cross .faith

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if radio breaksdown recomend digital if buy new one.. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
radio 7 on digital radio all best radio repeated...middle of week 6.30 pm the man in black bombers moon .chilling lucy kirkwood tale of evil involving stranded soldiers..with mark gatiss..30 mins.......7.30 pm citheroe kid..or hancock half hr..1972...steptoe son dadsarmy.1966 1975.and at 12.0 daily radio comedies also   
  • Re: if radio breaksdown recomend digital if buy new one.. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
    as Christine says 1.45 1950 listen with mother..as well as 5pm radio...nostalgia on board5 chris and everybody..tribute to bbc radio tv of younger people

  • Re: if radio breaksdown recomend digital if buy new one.. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-Mar-2010
    bbc home cult sterling time..on google has some audio..apr 26 1935.and 32yrs 1950 to 1982..sooty clip.harry bought puppet blackpool 7/6 1948.1955 show son took over 1967.now they tour theatre shows round country,,have performed at beck theatre uxbridge rd hayes

  • Re: if radio breaksdown recomend digital if buy new one.. by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Mar-2010
    tony remembers his dad with suitcase radio.big heavy thing..inside radio valves get red hot..had to replace valves.he went shop get them..the aunt had piece furniture radiostood on floor..curved top big knobs..then radio grams came in...small record players lift up lid portable..then transisters listen earpiece radio luxemburg in bed

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