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May 24th by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 24-May-2010

I have just been pondering todays date-then it hit me.Good Heavens-Empire Day. As I recall we got a half days holiday from school.
  
  • Re: May 24th by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 24-May-2010
    Do you remember the song we sang on Empire Day? I recall that we made little flags and sat in our desks waving them. Can only remember the last line "Three cheers for the red, white and blue". This was while I was in the infant class, possibly 1946.

  • Re: May 24th by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 24-May-2010
    Yes, I remember Empire Day and the song we sang "I vow to thee my country all earthly things above, entire and whole and perfect" etc. etc. I think there is some controversy about singing this song nowadays, but we were all little children, and we all felt proud to sing it then.

  • Re: May 24th by lilian pizzichini (Member 10248065) on 24-May-2010
    I've read some of these messages and threads. They're really moving and fascinating, too. I'm doing research on Southall's history that incorporates members of my family who moved there in 1941. Does anyone remember Emily Elsie Kingham, Dorothy Kingham, Rita Ann Kingham and Laurie Kingham, or Rene and Kenny Kiffin? Rene and Kenny lived on Woodlands Road from 1941 onwards. Or is there anyone out th... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 25-May-2010
    Hi Janice, are you the Janice I went to North Road School with, and we got in touch some time back through Friends Reunited? Yes, I remember Empire Day and recall once playing Britannia in the school celebrations, but that would have been when we were in the Juniors.

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 25-May-2010
    I seem to remember the last Empire day was 1954 the year I left Lady Margaret Road school for Dormers Wells.

  • Re: May 24th by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 26-May-2010
    Hi Phyl - Yes, I'm the same Janice! Remember the classrooms known as the Huts? I was in Miss Adams class in the Huts at the time that I remember celebrating Empire Day while sitting in our desks and waving our flags as we sang. Had quite a lot of sickness during my time at North Road so probably missed out on a lot of things that you might remember.

  • Re: May 24th by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 26-May-2010
    Hi Janice. Yes, I remember the huts. In winter they were heated by old "donkey" boilers, and they used to put the frozen bottles of milk on them to thaw - ugghh! I also remember Miss Adams, but mostly when we were in the Juniors. She used to stand you at the front of the class and whack you across the knuckles with a wooden ruler as punishment - very painful! Still, probably not as bad as Mr Blanc... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-May-2010
    I spent 2yrs at North Rd huts 1954/56, do you remember the smell of wet coke on these stoves. I had a look a a few weeks ago long gone now.

  • Re: May 24th by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 26-May-2010
    Yes Phyl - I had a tin of beads too and enjoyed swapping and collecting - and I used to enjoy playing five stones too. My brother can remember seeing a boy coming out of Mr Blanchard's study hardly able to walk with blood running down his legs after a caning. And I was given the ruler on my hands in the first class of the infants by Miss Wright - and Miss Hanvey was another one who used to hit out... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 26-May-2010
    Dennis - Any boy caught playing on the coke heap was caned during my time at North Road (I left in 1950). Had a look at Southall 8/9 years ago and was allowed a short tour of the school. The Infants department was changed drastically, having been knocked through and made brighter, was surprised at the high wire fencing and the security locks on doors/gates which says a lot about the place these days, I suppose.

  • Re: May 24th by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 26-May-2010
    Just remembered the old toilet block called the 'offices' when I was at school, pretty disgusting, and being placed at the bottom end of the playground, every child got a good soaking while running to and fro on a wet day.

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-May-2010
    Hi Janice yes I remember the caneings for the coke, and the tiolets also the schools clinic was in the shool wasnt it. regards Denis

  • Re: May 24th by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 26-May-2010
    My goodness what memories you good people have aroused!I went to North Road Infants in January 1934. For the first year I was in classrooms in the building destined to become the Medical Centre,including the school dentist. I then moved to the huts, and in my first year there we had a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King GeorgeV.In my second year my teacher was Miss Adams, who taught the ... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-May-2010
    I remember mum once takeing my to the school dentist North Road never wanted to go again.

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-May-2010
    There were also huts in the corner of Lady Margaret Road playground and a climbing frame we called Jungle jim in 50s anyone remember.

  • Re: May 24th by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 26-May-2010
    To go to the school clinic was to put a child off the dentist for life! Rows of sinks with half-conscious children draped over, bleeding and vomiting, after extractions. A filling was hair-raising with slow and noisy drill and a cocaine injection to numb the pain! It's a wonder we aren't all toothless drug addicts!

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 26-May-2010
    yes janice was extrememly bad.....shock had yrs later as adult in quite nice area...and treated so gently politely by kindest dentist..had never known such good dentists exsisted......opposite grubhams northcote ave 1950s clinic...sit rows chairs...go in huge room ..alone....gas mask over.extraction or fillings with nothing as terrible....only young first time.I struggled bit...told off so nasty... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-May-2010
    talking of dentists does anyone remember A one in South Road called Lyinthwaite (not sure of spelling) dirty dingy waiting room and filthy surgery.

  • Re: May 24th by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 26-May-2010
    Denis:was your dentist perchance a scottish lady??

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 26-May-2010
    Hi Michael no a man he lived up the line I think he was jewish hence not sure of spelling, he was nearly across from Kings hall.

  • Re: May 24th by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 26-May-2010
    I started Tudor road school in the Infants in 1936. Our headmistress was a Miss Hannett, a spinster getting on in years. She had great delight in caning the boys in the hall - I can still see her now with her lips firmly pursed together while she whacked the swishing cane on the open palms of the boys' hands several times. I had to watch while she caned my brother who was younger than me, but he d... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 26-May-2010
    I remember having what they called Sun-Ray treatment in the medical hall at North Rd School.
    I had been away to an open air school The Ogilvie School of Recovery in Clacton for some time and after I was well enough to return home I had to have this treatment,stripped down to vest and knickers and wearing dark goggles had to sit in front of the lamp for what seemed like ages. Then back to classroo... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 27-May-2010
    Hi Dilys - I had sunray treatment at a hospital in Ealing, think it was King Edward VII (probably no longer in existence). It was feared that I'd got TB but after various tests and x-rays, the diagnosis was severe and prolonged bronchitis and the sunray treatment did the trick in putting me right again. I think I had every childhood ailment as well as rheumatic problems but hey! I'm still here.

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-May-2010
    yes edward hosp gone now..1980s or so built the new hospital ealing hospital.with tower block wards hig...next to what was old st bernards....princess elizabeth child ward at edwards had the nursery rhyme tile panels.....photos of all on our photo boards site....several of us had tonsils out there....sunray and malt codliver oil tonic to build child up.. clacton ogilvy convelesce..vitamin aenemic ... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 27-May-2010
    I absolutely loved cod liver oil and malt! Also was given Scotts Emulsion, Parish's Food and Fennings Fever Cure during my childhood. Any of those ring any bells?

  • Re: May 24th by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-May-2010
    Yes, I too loved cod liver oil and malt. My mum had a huge jar up on the high shelf in the scullery. Too high up for us to get to! I'm not sure whether it was for my brother who had rickets and had to have two operations on his legs - (once because they hadn't been set properly) or whether it was for my mum who had TB when we were all young. At any rate, we got some occasionally. Taking cod liver ... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-May-2010
    Does anyone also remember Syrup of Figs which we all had to take once a week to keep our bowels open? Also, White Horse Oils. My mum used to rub this on my legs at night when I woke up crying with the pains. I loved the smell of that and it hsd a warming effect. It was said to be caused by "growing pains". Nothing that drastic though.

  • Re: May 24th by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 27-May-2010
    Denis: Sorry, I meant your school dentist. Strange though, when I came our of the RAF in 1948, I had to find a dentist in the then new NHS, and mine was up South Road, more or less where you say. There were two brothers, Jewish, and the older one was Theodore. I however saw the younger one,whose first name I forget.(Was their surname Berry??)

  • Re: May 24th by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 27-May-2010
    The school dentist at North Rd was a Scots woman, and I remember some of the sinks were red - so you couldn't see the blood! The toilet block was something else - used to freeze up in winter and then we were often sent home.The boys and girls were in separate playgrounds when we got to the Juniors. There were the coke heaps and the bike sheds at the bottom of the playgrounds. Mrs Hanvey took, was ... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 28-May-2010
    I dont remember a berrys dentists the one we whent to was across from the civil defence near Kings Hall it was demolished in the 60s I think very dark victorian house.

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 28-May-2010
    PS. smoked Passing Cloud cigs in pink pack.

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 28-May-2010
    Janis i think wire fence & locks go for most schools today not just Southall. regards Denis

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-May-2010
    yes students pupils staff just their swip card to go in....dont want strangers just wander in,,,school in responsibilty of children when not with parents there.....visitors sign in book..firedrill all accounted for..etc....

  • Re: May 24th by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 28-May-2010
    Phyl; Yes, the Scottish lady was the one i remember.(Pre-war her predecessor was a Mr McCleod, and the clinic was in the Featherstone Road area.)Curiously, I learnt some history of the Scottish lady in the 1970's.One lunch time at the medical college where I worked, I was having a coffee, and got into conversation with a chap who was a dentist-he came to the college once a week to lecture on Denta... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 29-May-2010
    I was first taken to the dentist when I was three years old and can remember a black mask being pushed onto my face and later walking home with a cloth (actually my dad's hanky) over my face. The dentist was named Parker East and was over a shop somewhere near to Woolworth's. The last time I went to the school dentist was in 1954 for a very slow and very painful drilling and filling of two teeth. ... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 3-Jun-2010
    I also went to Mr.Berry the dentist on South Road. I thought he was marvellous aftering suffering the dentist at North Road school. I went there from 1936 and have a photo of thewhole classof 1937 - coronation year, with me sitting under the picture of King and Queen. I always remember John Hand - he was the bad boy in the class!!

  • Re: May 24th by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 3-Jun-2010
    Jean Edward-I was at North Road Jan 1934 until 1940. We must have trod the same turf in those years

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-Jun-2010
    jean if anybody can help you put photos on our southallboard6 site......year now we have all been looking at all our photos several many yrs ago at north rd school on our 6 photo boards...thanks..if you knew pam marg akers kids then

  • Re: May 24th by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 4-Jun-2010
    Yes Michael, we were probably in the same class - the photo I have shows about 50 kids in my class.
    I will get my daughter to help me put the class photo on flicker this weekend - Im not to good with photos.

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Jun-2010
    dear jean and daughter if help needed let us know here and can take you through it all photos from everybody gratefully recd..wonderful...

  • Re: May 24th by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 4-Jun-2010
    Jean-Amazing! If you want to contact me directly,my e-mail address is Michaelptf@aol.com
    Look forward to seeing the photo-who was the teacher?

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Jun-2010
    jean .everybody. today southallboard7..there 200 spaces photos you can all enter your photos ......have put southall bunker cold war behind south rd on etc etc..thankyou

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 4-Jun-2010
    COULD SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO GET ON SOUTHALLBOARDS.

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Jun-2010
    denis...once you have got on it first then it is memory and comes up quick on google.........so in top left address bar type.......www.flickr.com..click enter under at right just there..................up comes flickr .................top right click word sign in.........................type southallboard7@yahoo.co.uk...............in the ID space....................no spaces continuous typing....... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 4-Jun-2010
    Thanx Yvonne.

  • Re: May 24th by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 7-Jun-2010
    The photo on Southallboard7 of Beresford Road certainly brought back some memories for me of long ago. Although the road itself has changed, I remember quite clearly when I was five years old and started Tudor Road school in 1936, I used to go to school with older children from Bankside, and we always went through Beresford road. I couldn't work out why we went that way, but it was probably becaus... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Jun-2010
    nice if you have mugetc now value......yes pub and down incline can see awkward..and up side bridge to get up....glad you liked photos ...google says little row shops along that way were popular with the neighbours there..

  • Re: May 24th by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 7-Jun-2010
    I'm afraid the mug went years ago, Yvonne. The spoon knocked around for a long time in the cutlery drawer and then that vanished too. It's a shame that things are not always kept. My grandad was a sniper in WW1 and he did some marvellous sketches which also disappeared. Funnily enough, my brother David ended up being an Art teacher.

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Jun-2010
    shame about 1937 but that is many yrs hard to keep........gt about brother and gdad art,,,they say genes and if left side brain artistic centre sometimes left handed as well.....bbc and secondary school libraries we specialised art books etc etc....many yrs my favourite and all the london galleries and elsewhere..huge favourite of mine......just completing first w war of nans brother died etc etc.... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 7-Jun-2010
    Yvonne did Nomandy 2004 60th all beaches marvelous Omaha cemetry breath takeing like to go back been twice now.

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Jun-2010
    yes it was good to visit....museums along beach...memorials large to each beach....top cliff the huge american rows white headstones chapel in middle..went in caen 2004 august.think..just after you...coincidence small world...new museum just opened...huge area land..all new blocks flats...but deadly motorways by there..crazy french drivers.......speed terrible etc..........but not been to 1st w wa... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 7-Jun-2010
    2004 we left Portmouth on the ferry Normandy on the 5th ferry full of vets, as we left port 4 destroyers followed formed up on each quarter of the ferry each from U.S, BRIT, FRENCH, CANADA escort all the way across the channel

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Jun-2010
    must have been rare experience so many vets.atmosphere..good men....we thought be too crowded..so went august....got last car space tiny beach car park as it was..lucky to get in...found road round to pegasus only by luck had to ask elderly frenchman...went up to rangers far end cliff pointed out to sea ,,cape de hac....cannot remember name..lighthouse...very good museum of fighting around there.... more >>

  • Re: May 24th by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 8-Jun-2010
    My daughter put the Class of 1937 photo on Flickr but I cant find it there. Anyone else find it?
    I tried to send it to your email address Michael but it came back unknown!!

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Jun-2010
    have looked flickr last couple days not seen it.....tried 7 /6 /5 ...could not see photo.......unless it is like the thompson one weeks ago....it went onthe first couple boards as a comment......accident that found eventually.......will try tonight look for it.......if daughter tries again....board7 copy whole as shown this page.......use upload photo click...then insert open.........thankyou

  • Re: May 24th by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 8-Jun-2010
    Yvonne - I've just checked Southallboard, plus
    1-4 and it's not on there either.

  • Re: May 24th by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 8-Jun-2010
    Jean-a million apologies!!! What I should have typed is:
    Michaelprf@aol.com
    Have checked it-OK!

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Jun-2010
    just got in thanks for checking pauline will see if find it where found thompson 4 photos eventually..try tonight........when poss nice daughter ry again...len managed to get 6 on ok ships

  • Re: May 24th by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 10-Jun-2010
    I have sent the Class of 1937 to Michael, perhaps,if he is clever enough, he will post it for us all to see.

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Jun-2010
    jean some memories on couple other sites google...frith photos memories southall etc...dave chapman worked crown cork........regina road on friends reunite free site....neighbours yrs they lived there memories...under places all southall roads etc............mike might .....forward....photo to len ...and len was able to get put on site...spaces on board 7 and several spaces on other boards...thanks

  • Re: May 24th by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 13-Jun-2010
    yvonne, I have sent the photo of the Class 1937 North Road infants to Len Goddard, hoping he might be able to get it on, if not anyone who wants a copy I can easily email you one if you let me know your address.
    I manage to get on to Southallboard 1 just by typing - in Google - Southallboards then clicking on one of three options that come up. Usually photostream/flickr.

  • Re: May 24th by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Jun-2010
    glad you like photos jean...7 boards in all..

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Belgian Refugees during WW2 by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 21-May-2010
I did mention this subject some years back, with no response. To the best of my knowledge Southall got mainly Belgian refugees. We initially had two young men with us, one of them left us to join the army, the other-Rene Dubucou or something like that-worked at Poulton and Noel, and ultimately married an English girl and lived in Queens Road. The Belgians had a thriving social club.and had social ... more >>   
  • Re: Belgian Refugees during WW2 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 21-May-2010
    think you will find jonathan oates librarian in charge many years local history borough ealing......he has written quite bit on the belgians....think he knows quite a lot on them....google has it that he attends their meetings etc......it may be he is decended from them as local man for many yrs and it is belgians that think he tends to specialise....he has email at ealing library

  • Re: Belgian Refugees during WW2 by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 22-May-2010
    Thanks for that Yvonne-will follow it up.

  • Re: Belgian Refugees during WW2 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-May-2010
    thats ok google has the ealing today newsletter throughout yr ..he writes for it.....sections on polish have been........and the lovely large polish church many yrs ealing broadway opposite what was feathers pub station way....high tall spire...best wishes

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Nostalgia by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 16-May-2010
Was making a bread pudding on Friday and when hubby smelled it in the oven he said it reminded him of Saturday morning pictures at the Odeon and coming out after the show,rushing to the small bakers nearby and buying a slab of it just out of the ovens.Funny how certain smells or songs revive so many memories.   
  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-May-2010
    seen it sold few times even in tesco store,,,but fresh from our kitchen ovens so good...driedfruit sugar bread soaked well...and the cinneman nutmeg spices....1914 the kids had it as well..so many generations back.weekly favourite...bread butter pudding the other one....suet puddings and smell of luck stire xmas pud tanner in it

  • Re: Nostalgia by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 18-May-2010
    Dilys, your mention of bread pudding took me back over the years. I don't make it any more now, but I can see a picture of my kids coming in from school and seeing the pudding cooling in my large meat tin, and saying "Ooooh", and then my husband would come in from work and his eyes would light up when he saw it. The kids have long flown the nest, and I lost my dear husband many years ago, but I th... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 18-May-2010
    Dilys and Pauline you have set me off thinking about bread pudding,so i'm going to make some.I to love the smell of freshly cooked cakes,my lads love my light fruit cake.They should have flown the nest by now but i think i feed them up to well. I worked in mental health with people over 65 and for those with dementia we would use smells and music , sing old songs etc as therapy.There faces would l... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 24-May-2010
    The good old receipe for Bread Pudding lives on - in Australia. I found that they only knew of bread and butter pudding when I arived here and went out of my way to introduce them to bread pudding. Nothing like it as far as I am concerned - when my husband was alive, even when he was very ill, we used to take him a wodge of bread pudding to the hospital. One of my aussie friends tried making it... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 24-May-2010
    I was practically brought up on bread pudding (and egg and chips cooked in lard!). My mother used to put the mixture into two large roasting tins and we'd all got off either to work or school with huge chunks wrapped in greaseproof paper in our pockets, walking with a slight 'list to starboard' due to the weight of it. Such a good 'tummy filler' and helped in making the housekeeping stretch a little further.

  • Re: Nostalgia by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 24-May-2010
    Must admit,not having made one for ages it was truly scrumptious.Plenty for the neighbours.
    My husband used to take a few wedges to work with him for his workmates. I was crowned Bread Pudding Queen.lol.Was called Navvy's Wedding Cake by some people.

  • Re: Nostalgia by thompson (Member 10241148) on 25-May-2010
    Well its interesting that bread pudding is still in fashion. I produce a commercial amount of bread pudding at the watermill where I work along with lardy cake. Visitors to the atraction on the Isle of Wight purchase quite a large amount of these items, one coach driver yesterday admitted that he makes a detour just so that he can have his bread pudding.

    My own memories are of coming home from... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-May-2010
    We had a wonderful family bakers at the top of our road when we lived in Langley, Bucks. It was owned by a Mrs Rhymes, who was very old, and her son was the baker. Their loaves were the best, and when we had visitors over from Canada, they said they had never had bread tasting like that. However, their speciality was their Lardy cakes. I have tasted several varieties in different parts of the cou... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by thompson (Member 10241148) on 27-May-2010
    As a kid at Tudor Road School,who would have thought that the smell of the baking from Price's Bakery could send me into the baking industry for all these years.

    My regular Saturday morning job was to que at Parkers or Lists branch shops in the broadway, two bloomers and one slit tin. Fowlers Bakery of Featherstone Road, used a horse and cart for the deliveries to Greenford Ave and the suround... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-May-2010
    yes parkers many yrs we used.nan was west ave 1928....crusty bloomer...or large tin.....she used to hold it upright against her wrap around pinny and bread knife slice off top and slice down pieces slices off...was always bread board but...toasting fork and toast at fire red hot coals bur your face...fender no hot bits burn tiny flecks out of hearth rug............delivery man round all far street... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-May-2010
    mr thompson you being baker...at top northcote ave west corner...1990s when they replastered tall high long side of building..they found bakers painting printing underneath......2 remember smell baking and hot wall of large place there hot ovens.....1930s.............perhaps a high flour mill store mill earlier....under new plaster there now it is covering up words saying c t crouch baker and fine... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 27-May-2010
    My brother had his first weekend job at Price's Bakery on the Uxbridge road in Southall. Every Saturday morning he met the baker at 8am, and by this time the baker had loaded his cart ready for the round. It was like the old style Hansom Cab, with two large cartwheels and shafts for pulling it along manually. The baker used to let David pull the cart on his own, as he was a strong 13 year old, but... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 29-May-2010
    Pauline - I remember Price's Bakery coming round when I lived in Palgrave Avenue. The horse was so used to the round that after a few minutes he would slowly move on a couple of houses and wait again for the delivery man to catch up. One day the delivery man got chatting for just that bit too long as he reached the end of the road and suddenly the horse took off and started trotting back to the d... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 29-May-2010
    thats funny about horse him bus back...had horse west ave....feed bag hooked over edge....steptoe was one of most popular comedies..shepherds bush.worked there 1966..comedies were best at beeb and audience free tickets...yes young and first time mask and the smell etc..wriggled he was so sharp rude to me....brace and never worked..he got so rude bad tempered....liitle tonys icecream bike..scoop ou... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 29-May-2010
    Janice - thanks for your horse tale. It gave me a really good laugh. The bit that amused me the most was that the delivey man had to catch a bus back to the depot! I wonder if all the bread and cakes also got back safely?

  • Re: Nostalgia by LEN GODDARD (Member 10247752) on 30-May-2010
    Janice the roundsman name was Fred Sayers the horse was Prince did you know Iris Robinson also the Boyle family in Palgrave?

  • Re: Nostalgia by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 30-May-2010
    Len - I didn't know Iris Robinson but knew a Kenny Robinson. Can't say the name of Boyle rings any bells.

  • Re: Nostalgia by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 30-May-2010
    Since we have been talking about Assemblies at school and the song we sang on Empire Day, a tune keeps coming back to me which was played many times by Miss Trent, our head mistress. It started "Saw a youth the morning rose blooming in the heather". I know it's by Franz Schubert and is called "To a Wild Rose" by still can't remember any more of the words althought I can still remember all the tune... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 30-May-2010
    I should have said this was at Tudor road school and was a record which was played.

  • Re: Nostalgia by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 30-May-2010
    Len-there was a lad called Robinson who lived in Palgrave Avenue, with me at North Road School.I saw him again 1945-1946-we met on the 83 bus going to Alperton, where we both worked.
    I think from our earlier correspondence, that the Boyles back garden backed on to ours in North Road

  • Re: Nostalgia by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 30-May-2010
    Pauline-that lovely song of Schuberts. The original poem was by Goethe-have sent you the translation in English-two versions. Hope this helps

  • Re: Nostalgia by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 30-May-2010
    Janice-have have just spotted your reference to Kenny Robinson-could be the one I knew-how old would he be now?

  • Re: Nostalgia by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 31-May-2010
    Michael - Thanks for the translations of Goethe's poem. It's nice to know the source of Schubert's song.

  • Re: Nostalgia by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 1-Jun-2010
    Think Kenny Robinson would be around 71/72 now.

    One song I can remember singing: "Glad that I live am I and the sky is blue, Glad for the country lanes and the fall of dew, After the sun the rain, After the rain the sun, This is the way of life since the World begun".

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Jun-2010
    yes that song janice...tunes can sing in head straight away great...lucky dormers new young teacher music mrs coutts..had bad hip limp..extrememly nice was our form teacher in 4th yr..in her music hut opposite hall..upright piano..folk songs etc and we tried sing choir for her.....assemblies 6yrs....5 days weekly..amazing all the every single hymns large shiny black grand piano and end every assem... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 1-Jun-2010
    Was at Dormers Wells (1950-1954) and loved music lessons - can remember listening to classical music played on wind-up portable gramophone - Miss Harding was the teacher. Anyone remember the 'operas' she and Mrs Forrester produced? I can remember both of these ladies playing The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba on the school pianos - one on the grand, one on the upright - which took some doing, ama... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 1-Jun-2010
    Thanks Janice-sorry,wrong Robinson-I am 81/82

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Jun-2010
    think the operas are mentioned on the dormers site.......people try put photos......friends reunite secondary school section......1960 they were doing gilbert sulivan...pirates penzance ..mikado etc...girls school boys in hall next door to us....never twain to meet...ha...never really saw them.....ha...off to left seperate playground on arrival...all their left side classrooms..far away.............. more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Chris (Member 10220786) on 1-Jun-2010
    Yvonne - I went for a tour of Dormers some 10 years ago........I was very upset to see what they had done to our lovely school - some remained familiar but most of it was so different. I like to keep the 'old' school in my minds eye. Still, that's progress!! Chris x

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 1-Jun-2010
    yes I have the old school clear in my mind got few old b/w photos.....best ever to remember it that way even though 1920s it was old in many ways but cosy as the 6 yrs was there huge part of life did not know any different....new bits started 1964 onwards.......but having worked modern school 32 yrs used to how they are today so wont be as bad shock as would normally be if not been in a school si... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-Jun-2010
    Looked at Dormers playground on Saturday girls now a car park also bike shed in boys long gone.

  • Re: Nostalgia by thompson (Member 10241148) on 3-Jun-2010
    My memories of Dormers Wells, was standing in the playground waitng for the Headmaster to come down the drive in his Austin Somerset at quite a speed and to see if he stopped in time before hitting his office wall. He never once crashed the car but came close to missing the wall by a few inches.

    Another memory was the school trip to Interlaken and witnessing a mountain rescue on the North Face ... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 3-Jun-2010
    Hi do I remember correctly it wes Mr Eburtt who had a Austin Somerset.

  • Re: Nostalgia by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 3-Jun-2010
    Yes the Head was was Mr Ebbutt on the boys side and Miss Hall for us girls - she was quite a stern-looking lady who I remember wore a turquoise suit (skirt, no trousers in those days!) with shirt and tie. Wonder if she served in the Forces during the War.

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-Jun-2010
    might be able to find out how long some of our old ones had been there if still there when you were miss evans RE mrs ellis history...elderly ..tweeds brown very old fashioned skirts tops and brown boot type shoes..my husband and I visited librarian english teacher till she died..was gt friend to me.......she knew the head and secretary personally..they kept in touch in retirement and she told me... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 3-Jun-2010
    Yes Janice the German forces.

  • Re: Nostalgia by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 3-Jun-2010
    Anyone remember Mr & Mrs Lyons 2 teachers from the 50s not sure if she was girls teacher or not husband & wife.

  • Re: Nostalgia by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 3-Jun-2010
    Some of the teachers I remember from my time at Dormers were: Miss Stowe, Miss Pigeon, Mrs Forrester, Mrs Powell, Miss Price, Mrs Fischell, Miss Turnbull, Miss Harding. Not bad from off the top of my head after all these years eh?

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Jun-2010
    well done janice felt sure some of our elderly teachers hsd been there many yrs...yes mrs fischel still there 1960 to 1966///1966 she eventually got her well deserved new science block,,,great glass windows labs.....she was so nice...my friend marilyn crank and I being acres were her top of exams 2..A stream..she had old scince botany plants lab upstairs tall high wood bench long across at her tea... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Chris (Member 10220786) on 4-Jun-2010
    Teachers I recall from 1956: MISS OLIVER - English/Librarian. Miss EVANS the dreaded RE teacher - I would go so far as to say she was actually wicked (in the old sense of the word) she was so cruel in her teaching methods. Miss TURNBALL - art teacher. Miss Davis - history. Mrs FITCH - English. Miss Herbert - games (she married - can't recall married name) Miss DOBING Music (she married & be... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Jun-2010
    take breathe chris ..ha...well done fabulous...they were there 1960 to 66 also..ha...yes grey and morris...they retired and both lived far west wales died.....cavell house was mine mauve........nightingale yellow....try come fete chris buy you drink have natter ha........lowe yes art...chambers gibbs..yes..turnball art yes they left and new young art teacher came into new block that was built ... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by josie (Member 10235627) on 4-Jun-2010
    Hello Yvonne,i remember making bread in Domestic Science also ironing hankies,have never made bread since...also Gertrude Evans, was frightened as everyone else was of her...she would not have survived if she was there now..went passed DW the other day 4 Police on bikes at entrance waiting 4 pupils to come out.Very sad to see,becoming like America.regards Josie.

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Jun-2010
    josie sitting here laughing my head off..thanks yes bread..and never made since..xmas cake lewis was our teacher..the cookers we cleaned bowls in little desk cupboards and her big cupboard at end go get saucepans,,,green cups saucers lay out teas biscuits trays for teachers...milk room smelly was opposite..come fete with uncle tony wants buy you both drink...ellis ok I liked history so did not mi... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Janice Johnson (Member 10240407) on 6-Jul-2010
    Have just been making the pastry for an apple pie and found myself thinking back to my time at Dormers Wells and Domestic Science lessons taken by Miss Hooper (think that's the right name). I was pretty useless compared to a lot of my form mates, had no idea of anything really. I do remember making Brown Stew fairly successfully, next lesson was Art so I placed the well-wrapped dish on top of a ne... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Jul-2010
    had lovely laugh she caught you but you did herring ok,,,we did rising leave it nead then bread..cakes...short crust pastry..and long winded puff pastry..xmas cake..teacher gave me lift home to grapes pub hayes she went on to hillingdon..miss lewis then..miss litler her friend tea breaks..opposite milk room by hall,,,other washing ironing hut was off cloakroom old toilets air raid shelter.....new ... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 31-Jul-2010
    JANICE JOSIE CHRIS..dormers apple dumplings pastry shortcrust around leave hole in top steam escape..bramley.......melting moments jam middle flat biscuit........long line cookers at dormers..tables with side cupboard..and big back cupboard..go get pans etc..green cups saucers denby ware think....scones jam tarts..dumplings..long job do puff pastry,,rough puff was quicker.....once xmas cake with i... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Kathy Leonard (Member 10253121) on 17-Oct-2010
    I went to Beaconsfield Road Junior School from 1953 to 1959. Mr & Mrs Thompson were two of the teachers. I was in Mr Thompson's class for the last year. We had to pay a fine if we dropped a pencil (probably a farthing in those days) and before Christmas the money was spent on party treats in Woolworth. I remember being picked with other children to accompany Mr Thompson to buy these treats. W... more >>

  • Re: Nostalgia by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Dec-2010
    kathy my goodness the kids today if pay fine if drop pencil...ha...best wishes...woolies gone now everywhere had a woolies

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GEORGE TOMLINSON SCHOOL by Ricky Singh (Member 10242207) on 15-May-2010
Did anyone attend the George Tomlinson School (now the Three Bridges) on Melbury Avenue Norwood Green (there is also another entrance on the havelock road).
The best school on the planet, this school was different from any other school in Southall and the teachers and all staff were all amazing.
  
  • Re: GEORGE TOMLINSON SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-May-2010
    on friends reunite schools 627 members memories.50s 60s .1953 opened...photos etc there.teachers names.....nickname top locks because along there.estates were built there...

  • Re: GEORGE TOMLINSON SCHOOL by Ricky Singh (Member 10242207) on 15-May-2010
    Thanks Yvonne, I went on friends reunited and saw some good photos from many many years ago. Also, I just found out that Steve Redgrave attended George Tomlinson.

  • Re: GEORGE TOMLINSON SCHOOL by ann Ridgway Scheu (Member 10247105) on 16-May-2010
    I met Sir Steven Redgrave and his rowing team in 2002 at Higginson Park Marlow.I was invited to a garden party by the Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire Sir Nigel Mobbs to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee. I have some very lovely photographs that i took of the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.I,ve also got autographs of the olympic rowing team.It was a very special day.Redgrave unvailed a statu... more >>

  • Re: GEORGE TOMLINSON SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-May-2010
    we have been couple times to his statue marlow..good one...and row museum henley gt inside so much there and wind willows....and pair statue ouside,,,,,,my gdads....father ...family tree henley...census church bks etc...dusty buried henley by front door graves....ealing dusty photos on board6

  • Re: GEORGE TOMLINSON SCHOOL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 19-Jul-2010
    photo on board9 lots pupils in......redgrave is used at side of all reunite pages..it is just a promotion idea...not really refering to the comment..he did not go tomlinson southall school....he came from marlow by thames.seen his statue on lawns overlooking his rowing gt achievements.thames there...good quality statue

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raf by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-May-2010
today robin gibb bee gees has said council approved memorial to w war2 in green park to be unveiled 2011..sculpture of the 7 lancaster bomber crew.to say when britain stood alone first 2 yrs......the other very beautiful memorial in green pk unusual..low flowing water over maple leaves design......for canadians of war........raf northolt first time since before 1920....complete new buildings..extr... more >>   
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MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Ricky Singh (Member 10242207) on 13-May-2010
Hi all, I am doing some voluntary work with Ealing Council (grounds dept) and we are currently working on a project to tidy up the ground of the Manor House on Southall Green. The project also involes the restoration of the pond and fountain- the fountain was made by the famous Martin Brothers and was stolen many years ago. We are also going to be planting trees and plants to resemble the groun... more >>   
  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-May-2010
    aviary in grounds...hospital southall norwood opened early 20th century..windows onto gardens...gardens side gate into cemetery...flower beds....coins thrown into pond for luck...fountain was damaged taken into pitzhanger hse museum few yrs ago,,,saw it behind glass..large...but breakin....locked now.. much taken..stolen..

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 14-May-2010
    Is that ancient Mulberry tree still there Ricky? It was said that Henry VIII planted it, but don't know whether it was true. I loved that tree when we were kids, especially the fruit when the park keeper wasn't looking! Happy days.

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 14-May-2010
    During WW2, a lad at Southall Tech with me(1942-1945) was caught fishing with a rod and line trying to catch some of the big golden carp in the Manor House pond-this was at ~ 6am. I can't recall his surname-wonder what became of him.

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by josie (Member 10235627) on 14-May-2010
    It's quite simple why The Manor House and grounds is in a bad way it's in Southall,would'nt happen if it was in Ealing.Josie.

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Ricky Singh (Member 10242207) on 14-May-2010
    Josie you are correct. If the Manor House was in Ealing im sure that residents would respect the Manor House and grounds a lot more. Its a shame that residents of Southall don't realise the history and beauty of this aincient building.

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Ricky Singh (Member 10242207) on 14-May-2010
    Pauline, I saw some park rangers today and they did tell me that the Mulberry tree is still there.

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by josie (Member 10235627) on 14-May-2010
    Hello Ricky,i dont think somehow the History of The Manor House would be of any interest to the residents,still it's good there is a progect happening thanks for letting us know regards Josie.

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-May-2010
    the mulberry tree in hogarth hse chiswick is over 300yrs old so good that southall one ok...eng herit national trust given money to restore said complete this yr...astwter...lord lady dacre .merrick owners.lord jersey hand in it....1885 brickfields starving freeze winter kids payed barn of manor hse penny if they could get one.. for food there.....chronicle of manor hse by evelyn barnet......also... more >>

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 14-May-2010
    Thank you Ricky. I'm really pleased about that Mulberry tree. At least that's one thing that's survived.

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-May-2010
    great about trees..the ealing common huge ones over 300yrs old planted by the gentry walpole etc......the main living thing that if could speak...all that they look down on...throughout country saw civil war etc....soot smog industrial revolution...londons polution....what tale they could tell ..so clever they often survive it all...child family influence manor hse earl jersey osterley hse owned ... more >>

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-May-2010
    just seen cain manor hse hamps...on google........perhaps this is how southall is going to get restore money back.....nat trust eng herit etc have given money,,,,,,,,,,,,they use it for weddings...photos on google..looks same outside....percival hse ealing....has 4 weddings in rooms going on at same time..very busy....perhaps manor hse and photos in grounds is how they are going to make money........ more >>

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Ricky Singh (Member 10242207) on 14-May-2010
    There will be an open day at the Manor House sometime in August. Currentley there is a play area which is being constructed at the moment and restoration works on the Manor House and Grounds will start from late 2010 or early 2011.
    Interviews will be taking place where people can share thier memories and stories of the Manor House, grounds and Old Southall. I will be contacting Alan Warwick t... more >>

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Ricky Singh (Member 10242207) on 14-May-2010
    If anyone wants to get involved/volunteer with the restoration works of the Manor House and Grounds you can contact the following people:

    Moira at Groundwork London 020 8743 3040

    Zoe Sellers at Ealing Council 020 8... more >>

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-May-2010
    frances frith site on google has peoples memories manor hse......what is the building to be used for after restoration....council offices for the same occupants again....museum open public.......or are they going to charge for wedding venue there

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Ricky Singh (Member 10242207) on 15-May-2010
    I'm not sure what the Manor House will be used for after restoration but I have put the idea forward to Ealing Council that there should be section dedicated to the history of Southall. This section can include history of the Martin Brothers' factory, info on the discovery of the wooley mammoth found in norwood green, Southall film studios and much more.
    At the moment the offices are let out to... more >>

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-May-2010
    if money for downstairs immigration refugee asylum seekers offices.... exterior ..and roof...found in autumn.......perhaps they will not be able to open upstairs health safety if cost too much complete new timbers to take weight people etc upstairs..which says has been closed some time ruin..............so perhaps for same offices or make money civil service wedding venue as other elizabethan mano... more >>

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Ricky Singh (Member 10242207) on 15-May-2010
    I have been told that the upper levels of the Manor House are not accessible due to the weak structure. Structural works will begin on the Manor House late this year or early next year.

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by sheila iddenden (Member 10235498) on 25-Jul-2010
    Reading about the Manor House. I was 2yrs old When I fell into the pond there .I`m only here today ,because the lady in charge of the toilets saw what happen and pulled me out. My cousin was in big trouble as she was looking after me .

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 31-Jul-2010
    gd job she saw you......always older sister or cousin put in charge of younger ones...quite responsiblity really but was always so..water one biggest accidents kids..dad age 4 fell in canal brother age 12 got him out.....7 to family often older sister brother looked after ..out all day playing while.mum indoors hours manual housework old days..

  • Re: MANOR HOUSE / GROUNDS - SOUTHALL by Bob Burnard (Member 10252769) on 9-Mar-2011
    I agree, my son and I cant praise Alan Warwick and family enough for their time and expertise in guiding my son Steven, through the bewildering choice of violins,and all the help he gave him in his student days,from the age of seven, He is now principal viola in the BBC Phil in Manchester.

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Boyhood by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 12-May-2010
Just started to read london boyhood i was wrong not from Tyneside but Galloway & Glasgow. A good pic of the old Spickes bridge & Tudor Rd school he whent to, also mention Yeading brook more to follow.   
  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-May-2010
    thanks sounds interesting denis.

  • Re: Boyhood by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 12-May-2010
    Have just finished reading this and found it quite amusing but a far better and more personal read is A Little Boys War by Dennis Upton.This is of a time a lot of us will remember and the Author was a local man. Good pictures too.

  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-May-2010
    dear dilys 2 days having been trying google and writing to public library upton little boy war...........do you mean roy bartlett lived ealing...his book set 2009 roy gave speach ealing library about his book,,called a little boys war,,,,,cant find publisher isbn for upton this title..2 days trying

  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-May-2010
    roy gave speech ealing lib sept 09...he has account on bbc memories site..evac age 9 to bucks..was injured..went school south ealing...humour in bk...says private self publish authorhse...and says may 06brunel academic new millenium published..188 pages...pbk..

  • Re: Boyhood by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 13-May-2010
    So sorry, senior moment I'm afraid. Should have said Roy Bartlett. Have just lent it to someone we meet doggie walking in our small seaside town in Lincolnshire. He came here from Hounslow and his gran lived in South Ealing. Just met him over the park and he said he is in tears of nostalgia whilst reading it.Suprising how many people we meet here from around our old area.Greenford, Hayes, Heston,e... more >>

  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-May-2010
    lovely dilys..small world..west london towns so massively populated factories etc grew....so they have all gone all parts...lovely you meet some...go through lincs...when cousin..50yrs hornsea now across the gt humber bridge...best wishes...photo of bk on our site..he turned up ealing library sept 09 gave talk on book...92 the lady he was evacuated to ..constant in touch that was 2003..husband was... more >>

  • Re: Boyhood by josie (Member 10235627) on 14-May-2010
    Hello Yvonne,it is a small world..was on Holiday in Goa India having evening meal in a Restaurant, (A Shack on the beach)owner's wife came and spoke with us asked where we were from told her Southall England she then said why on earth do you live there,she was previously a Teacher in Ealing.(Goan people are decendents of the Portugese)regards Josie

  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-May-2010
    thats nice josie.small world..but shows how huge southall became so many rows housesgot built each decade..took yrs get rid of them all....huge factories etc 30s 40s..so many had to leave..so gone everywhere..all corners england and abroad..........wonder if any us know her name eng teacher ealing...perhaps young though......thought dilys and son kevin still fairly local amazed lincs village........ more >>

  • Re: Boyhood by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 16-May-2010
    Mick the man I lent the book to said today that he has almost finished it and that he has also written his memoirs which in some of the instances are almost identical. He is going to let me read his rough draft which should be interesting. Also (which I thought was a novel idea) he has dedicated a song of the time to each year. I think he said it starts with Gracie Field singing Wish me Luck as yo... more >>

  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-May-2010
    gt dilys..yes your daughter..so hope so ..best wishes your son kevin......nice sunny day.phyl there at teas table.church open with archive and dressed flowers...see what photos nice things we all have and natter...take care all best to you all..kindest regards....scrible some of your own notes down gradually..census and kellys directory going way back before 1914...have several boot male members southall..

  • Re: Boyhood by jean edward (Member 10247075) on 27-May-2010
    Is Dilys Boot any relation to Beryl Boot, I used to go to Western Rd school with her in the 40's??

  • Re: Boyhood by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 27-May-2010
    I am only a Boot by marriage, but it was very likely a relative of my husbands.His father came from a big family and I know one of the Boot's owned quite a bit of property over the old side of Southall. Also had something to do with Hansons in Featherstone Rd.Will have to investigate.

  • Re: Boyhood by Chris (Member 10220786) on 27-May-2010
    Dilys - I remember a Doreen Boot at Swiftplan (Taylor Woodrow) in the early 60's. I worked in the sales office. Is she a relation? A lovely lady who was very kind to me.

  • Re: Boyhood by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 30-May-2010
    Again I don't know of a Doreen Boot but as I said before the Boots were a big family and many of them lived in Hillingdon and Uxbridge. All were related and there are probably some still living there.

  • Re: Boyhood by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 1-Jun-2010
    Hi I was wrong no death of Spickes Bridge memory playing tricks.

  • Re: Boyhood by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 1-Jun-2010
    Although no-one died diving off Spikes Bridge, a litle girl was drowned at Spikes Bridge in the 1940's. It was thought her dog could have pushed her in while she was playing with him. She was under five. It was a big upset in the community.

  • Re: Boyhood by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 3-Jun-2010
    Chris, I worked at Taylor Woodrow from 1956-1967, in the Training & Education Dept. They were a good company to work for in those days.

  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 3-Jun-2010
    phyl was there still a library there then ..in basement.....1976 went to couple interviews chose the other job...just couple young chaps in this gloomy library area...but was nice to go in well known woodrow for first time

  • Re: Boyhood by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 8-Jun-2010
    Don't recall a library. I worked for Taylor Woodrow Services in the main office block, and in the basement were the Wages Dept (we were paid weekly in those days), Stationery and Printing depts and a laundry, where staff could take a bag of washing once a week to have a service wash done. I was friendly with the lady who was in charge, and she used to let me pop down and do some extra washing, whi... more >>

  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Jun-2010
    yes the famous laundry woodrow photos film of it on pathe films len sent us copy of it once..said couple of the ladies names there at time....yes think must be main block .think went downstairs because it was dark not windows really one of main reasons I refused the job.1977......block flats there now dwellings..civil engineer pub next door doing carvery..but byron pub further along burnt down..al... more >>

  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Jun-2010
    phyl chris.woodrow ..was statue huge at entrance door there when you were...all gone now flats wonder what did with working men statue

  • Re: Boyhood by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 14-Jun-2010
    I belive Woodrow statues moved to new location

  • Re: Boyhood by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 14-Jun-2010
    I belive Woodrow statues moved to new location

  • Re: Boyhood by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 14-Jun-2010
    Yvonne I belive Woodrow statues moved to new location did read but cant remember.

  • Re: Boyhood by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 14-Jun-2010
    PS excuse repeats

  • Re: Boyhood by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 14-Jun-2010
    yes denis...just tried google says 2002 moved to solihull and 2006 moved teamwork statue several working men to solihull......we have all found problems with the post click..does not matter sometimes comes up repeat...thanks

  • Re: Boyhood by DENIS SEXTON (Member 10247112) on 14-Jun-2010
    Thanx Yvonne.

  • Re: Boyhood by ROY KILLICK (Member 10253249) on 21-Oct-2010
    Dilys Boot....... The Boot reference that you mention in Featherstone Road, Southall is A. & B. HANSON LTD - BUILDERS & UNDERTAKERS.They had been there for years but I do not know where they are now. They certainly owned a lot of ptoperty in Southall including a row of old houses in Spencer Street. I believe, too, that the Company built the Dominion Cinema in King Street and possibly one of the ... more >>

  • Re: Boyhood by Dilys Boot (Member 10061138) on 29-Oct-2010
    Thanks Roy, Yes part of Boot family involved with A&B Hanson. My brother worked there for quite a few years. A miss Cherry Boot was still involved in some way and still owned a lot of property in the area. Must have been the wealthy side of the Boots but I think she was a second cousin (probably twice removed) to my husbands father. He certainly knew her. My brother worked in the office and she vi... more >>

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Need a man by Glenda (Member 10247636) on 11-May-2010
I'm a single lady in my fifties looking for a companion to spend some quailty time with. I'm not over the hill yet, and still young at heart. I can be found at sagadatingsite website just search for Glenda. Looking forward to hearing from you.   
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Need a man by Glenda (Member 10247636) on 11-May-2010
I'm a single lady in my fifties looking for a companion to spend some quailty time with. I'm not over the hill yet, and still young at heart. I can be found at sagadatingsite website just search for Glenda. Looking forward to hearing from you.   
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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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