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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Regards
    Marjorie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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our australia friends by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Feb-2010
thanks ron or davo in australia.for your great 1958 photo woolworths and says still going strong.....they closed uk ones last yr....NSW...I was sydney jan 1970 suburb woolaloo or some thing.....on corner old woolworths wood boards floor........google type ....bbc panorama paul seaton virtual museum in front room.......good loads there.......google ..type........plunkett book called woolworths reme... more >>   
  • Re: our australia friends by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Feb-2010
    uk and american adverts on you tube 1983 1995 videos woolworths xmas etc

  • Re: our australia friends by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Feb-2010
    more woolies on photos for you australia....5 ounce for 1/-......I will always like pounds ounces best.......do not like kilo grammes...apples etc drives me mad at supermarket etc

  • Re: our australia friends by barry raymond (Member 10239180) on 12-Feb-2010
    Know what you mean Yvonne,whenever I measure I still use feet & inches, this metric drives me nuts.

  • Re: our australia friends by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Feb-2010
    was it nice when you could buy pound apples...and priced above the apples so much a pound so you knew if they were the expensive foreign ones or not......tesco had 2 weights at first but now no,,,,,have to guess at kilo......damn the french......good old england......always think in inches yard feet love it......9stone we know.......2 pound sugar we know...ha...ha

  • Re: our australia friends by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 12-Feb-2010
    Metric measurements: as a scientist(part retired!). At work I use exclusively metric (SI)units. When I come home I buy eg 2lbs spuds,4 pints milk, put 5 gallons of petrol in the car, weigh myself in stones/lbs, and so on.

  • Re: our australia friends by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Feb-2010
    all that time at school we did all calculations..now its all in 10s and use the calculater...tonys fond memories leaving grammer to NPL teddington with the scientists...they were doing 1967 work on lasers..bushy park memories....then he went in dept of huge heavy clumsy early computer and started computer knowledge....then helped at the long maritime NPL tank at feltham...waves measuements,,etc,,b... more >>

  • Re: our australia friends by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 20-Feb-2010
    tudor rd log book 1907 to 1938 at eal library..sched 1/90////ref no nra 35875 catalogue...ealing educ......seniors....storeytellers southall is name of southbank photo exhibition h 1943 memorieseritage reminisce and invites people to send comments chat......bbc w war 2 on google hayes bridge family..stan kath rosemary owen......tudor rd primary she remembers at war

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School reunion by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 11-Feb-2010
Just been contacted by old school (Hanwell) possible re-union. I am now 61, (School intake year Sept '59). The point is they have now managed to contact 45 out of 90 pupils - (3 forms of 30 each) Of the 45 traced, 2 are dead, (1 at age 49(m) & 1 at age 59(f)). Of the 43 surviving, 2 still live in Hanwell (one in house inherited from parents), 1 in Ealing, 1 in Hayes, and 1 in Ashford. ... more >>   
  • Re: School reunion by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Feb-2010
    wonder if the lennon man knows went to school from regina rd area of southall......he has his memories on frith photos site ..southall memories...facility for email and comments to him..husband tonys .grammer local doing reunion in may in local pub to the school

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VIRTUAL SOUTHALL TOUR by Chris (Member 10220786) on 10-Feb-2010
I recently used Google Earth/Maps to travel from Oswald Road to Dormers Wells School - the walk I did every schoolday in the late 50's. Wow - what a long way it seems; we thought nothing of it then. Nowadays children get a lift to school even though they live just around the corner. I found the 'tour' facinating once I had mastered the arrows & the all round view facility. Excellent. Recomm... more >>   
  • Re: VIRTUAL SOUTHALL TOUR by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Feb-2010
    that little yellow man is awkward yes me not being car driver.......went along on camera..to see instead of getting there..........southall broadway the green......yes used to think walk dormers long..short kid short legs...shock when older realise not far.....zoom in with street view..........looks like done hot aug day 2005....several parts country not allowed it privacy peoples homes............. more >>

  • Re: VIRTUAL SOUTHALL TOUR by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Feb-2010
    I walked similar to you..across lady mar rd ...up burns ave or round north parade shops....but kids today getting lift mum picks up friends in people carrier.....because litle kids fear being snatched off pavement......no cars our day......my house rd no cars at all..only coal man came down rubber outfit around his neck ..horse and feed bag aside.. tony bell icecream little bike and corona soft ... more >>

  • Re: VIRTUAL SOUTHALL TOUR by barry raymond (Member 10239180) on 10-Feb-2010
    Have just been browsing through all the wonderful photos on the Southallboard site and wondered if anyone out there has any photos of the lower end of King Street, in particular right on the bend opposite the White Swan (as was). This is now a car park but originally a block of cottages stood here which were later converted into shops. Mgran had the one right on the corner known as 'Raymonds Coffe... more >>

  • Re: VIRTUAL SOUTHALL TOUR by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 10-Feb-2010
    I remember the cafe Mullingers the fish shop was next door I was in the Boys brigade in tthe Barn Mission.

  • Re: VIRTUAL SOUTHALL TOUR by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 10-Feb-2010
    there are lots photos oates ealing.library////people been giving to him for many yrs now..probably southall green area as well......

  • Re: VIRTUAL SOUTHALL TOUR by Zeta Stanley (Member 10256988) on 6-Mar-2011
    Hi Ron I too did a virtual tour of Berwick, Ashford and Delamere Rd, the houses didn't look bad in Berwick Avenue, all modern windows and built out porches, but oh Ashford and Delamere what a mess and the corner shop that Mr Chick used to have and the greengrocers that Harry Hancock had all gone now, sad to see.

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martin brothers southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Feb-2010
today repeat antique roadsh..bird huge beak grotesque £30000.probably more now...says southall library and pitzhanger had several stolen over yrs...one firing kiln a yr..beacause they never sold much 1873 onwards.......whole kiln a yrs work only sold one vase £25........never masde any money died went broke about 1913.....son tried to keep it going by selling old stock he found but no.......edw... more >>   
  • Re: martin brothers southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 8-Feb-2010
    phyl....just read google your sheds....held timber to build jackscabin cafe,which was ,opposite junction pub,,,,,1980 cabin demolished and cafe built further along,,,,,during the war jack worried about timber sheds catching fire so sold up....his partner mr green drowned canal foggy night 1930..they ran boat hire

  • Re: martin brothers southall by josie (Member 10235627) on 9-Feb-2010
    Hello Yvonne,my Great Grand Father also drowned in the canal by The Junction,regards Josie.

  • Re: martin brothers southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Feb-2010
    josie...it says mr green died fog canal 1930 drowned by junction bridge canal by pub....the jacks cafe there..mr green was the partner...was not mr green yr gtgrandfather was it.....1914 to 1927 my family lived by old oak pub..played canal common rec etc and over mounds where they later built wentworth rd..........dad age 4 1915 fell in canal his brother age 12 got him out....ha near miss....I wou... more >>

  • Re: martin brothers southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Feb-2010
    woops keep typing errors in haste.also our old keyboard not good ..and not same as writing which is reliable....ha...meant to say 1925 dad fell in........josie do you or uncle know anybody on pub canal photo 1925 easter outing old oak pub....denes landlord..mygdad was given a copy of photo..we have had it in family 85yrs....gdad marked..list all mens names put....have it on board photos...zoom to... more >>

  • Re: martin brothers southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 9-Feb-2010
    KATY JULY 2007....nobody has time look up the tiny southall sites connected......reply gone to you 3yrs just noticed.....st mun catholic saint.....southall gazetteer world..towns called southall elsewhere

  • Re: martin brothers southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Feb-2010
    chris josie go down dormers lane with street view..googlemap...it zooms close up dowh to headmistress office front..wow what change ...security porched front around front door.....used to go in out that way when in 6th form dealing with office.........always down left side far off pupils entrance clockroom and near outdoor toilet block..old airraid shelter out there cobwebs front entrance area concrete block shelter

  • Re: martin brothers southall by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 18-Feb-2010
    Wentto an antiques fair on Sunday and saw a broken inkwell Turned it over amd saw "Martin Brothers London & Southall" inscribed on the base. So l enquired "how much"?? "£400" said the man.

  • Re: martin brothers southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Feb-2010
    broken..amazing..americans may be going mad for all things....paintings you even hear japanese raising price high......google says some have been stolen from borough ealing...and havelock cemetery 3 brothers there poor.1913 ish..feel sure no name no stone..3 times asked cemetery records dept percival hse no reply..entries say stone cup vase etc but..cut time only to those deeds grave burials..no... more >>

  • Re: martin brothers southall by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 18-Feb-2010
    may be the judge face ink well stoneware by art sculpture potter wallace...probably one off..says rare 1890...photos on board4

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elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 5-Feb-2010
mike.doreen dylis.barry everybody.just had reply from lma...they are 2 wks or so to reply to very many people use them...yes elect roll on microfilm to use open daily ...north of st pauls......borough ealing says southall to 1940s..and seperate southall after 1946..borough hillingdon..borough hounslow.......1881 to 1999 ........microfilms church bks bapt burials marr.....in drawers.....put on reader machine and use   
  • Re: elect roll by Doreen Harding (Member 10243542) on 7-Feb-2010
    hank you very much for help. i went there Friday.it took so long to get there all the undergorund playing up. managed to look at death record for my great gran in St. Bernards 1883 so was pleased about that. Also looked up some baptism records.Now i have been and see procedure i will go again and look up electoral roll. etc. didnt stay too long case tube bad still

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Feb-2010
    well done doreen have been many times in 30yrs.taken drink and sandwiches....nice people there......comfort home the 1881 census if free on google ..so 1881 st bernards inmates..........norwood type and middlesex type.....up comes list....click st bernards long listinmates.......gives age etc where born.........find my past free your email and choose your pass word.......1881 transcript click is free.......

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Feb-2010
    use the address part.1881....only put norwood in box and middlesex......up comes all dwelling places.....half way down says middlesex lunatic asylum.click view..click free transcript..long list names age where born

  • Re: elect roll by Doreen Harding (Member 10243542) on 7-Feb-2010
    Thank you your help always appreciated.

  • Re: elect roll by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 7-Feb-2010
    The shoe shop thread Saxone,Lilley and Skinner,Freeman Hardy and Wllis Dolcis all belonged to The British Shoe Company based in Leicster the man who owned it was Sir Charles Clore there were two shoe shops in King St. C.J. Dadds and Bata Then we had Barratts next to the Labour Hall their slogan was "Walk The Barratt Way"

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 7-Feb-2010
    thats lovely len.......was there barretts west side woolworths 1958 ish......truman...... easifit at ealing broadwat once....funny its mark sapark tesco shoes now etc

  • Re: elect roll by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 8-Feb-2010
    Len-re Barretts Shoe Shops-There was of course the ill-fated one in South road.

  • Re: elect roll by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 8-Feb-2010
    Michael was that where the bomb dropped killing the two sisters next to the Palace?

  • Re: elect roll by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 8-Feb-2010
    Len-that's correct. Oddly enough, in Dennis Uptons " Ealing at War", he mentions fatal casualities in Cambridge Road the same night(November 1940), but only mentions South Road without details. Odd, because on the back cover,there is a small photo of the shattered Barrets, unidentified!

  • Re: elect roll by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 8-Feb-2010
    Michael that Barrets was a shop you would call to-day a garden centre it was opposite Aberneiths who suffered when it was hit I believe one lunch time many killed for some reason or other we were in Deans Garden shelter travelled up on the trolley bus we had relatives in Bayham Rd.

  • Re: elect roll by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 8-Feb-2010
    Michael that Barrets was a shop you would call to-day a garden centre it was opposite Aberneiths who suffered when it was hit I believe one lunch time many killed for some reason or other we were in Deans Garden shelter travelled up on the trolley bus we had relatives in Bayham Rd.

  • Re: elect roll by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 8-Feb-2010

    Thanks for that Len-certainly clears up my misunderstanding

  • Re: elect roll by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 13-Feb-2010
    Len, I well remember when the bomb hit Abernethies in West Ealing. My Mum had to take me for an appointment at King Edward's Hospital in Ealing, and after the appointment we usually walked back to the Uxbridge Road and caught the trolley bus opposite Abernethies to Southall. On that particulat day Mum got talking to a lady whilst waiting for our appointment who told us there was a tea room in the ... more >>

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Feb-2010
    1954 tonsils adanoids out kig edw hosp...elabourate tiles on wall..perhaps childrens ward..fairy tiles..when they pulled it down would have been valuable..1901 hospital....mattock lane at back..smell of hospital chemicals in those days to little kids...icecream for throat.......elabourate walls in kids ward

  • Re: elect roll by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 13-Feb-2010
    Phyl, it's nice to hear of personal wartime experiences. As you say, your guardian angels must have been watching over you. What a story!

  • Re: elect roll by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 13-Feb-2010
    Yvonne those tiles that were in the childrens ward at King Edwards are now at Ealing Hosp. my wife was a Staff Nurse at both hospitals she contracted Hepatitis B in 1984 from a needle no compensation then

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Feb-2010
    dear len that is terrible getting hep from needle.so sorry.no compensation...she may have been kids ward 1954?....was only just 5..never forgot seeing these tiles and paintings on walls think..large...fairy tales...but young memory..vague.....and smell hosp chemical and icecream..memories..sooty must been on tv got yellow sooty hand puppet aunt visit.....1901 edwardian victorian handmade tiles..s... more >>

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Feb-2010
    king edward memorial hospital mattock lane west ealing....google says opened 1911...so memorial old king died new king george 5th..40 to 70 beds 1915,,,,1927 to 145 beds,1945 160 beds.....compensation.interesting..1936 only starting to come in after so many workers suffered generations before...but my nans precious son she missed all her life comp payed for funeral.but lost at 19yrs old was the wo... more >>

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Feb-2010
    just found google has the tiles ..type ironbridge gorge museum..colour huge they were will put site...1869 hospital started in minton lodge dispensary hosp.1979 6 mar says pulled down went ealing on st bernards east side site.
    yrs ago could have gone visit but now they wont let you anywhere near kids ward unless.... they are in reception area....need to look after them valuable

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 13-Feb-2010
    found jackfield tiles king edw hosp then ealing...finest tiles of world.best museum of england .. ironbridge gorge..we went yrs ago would have gone to tile museum if known,...museum has loads and some childrens...google has humpty dumpty..roundabout.and .little boy one..and shows ealing hospital huge wall tiled displays
    rockaby baby...youtube has film of it all....ealing also ceramic mural by fa... more >>

  • Re: elect roll by Len Goddard (Member 10234853) on 14-Feb-2010
    Phyl was that shop Taplins Our daughter went to Mount Carmel In Little Ealing Lane we had to get her uniform there.

  • Re: elect roll by Phyl Hutnell (Member 10234816) on 16-Feb-2010
    Len, the uniforms for Ealing Girls Grammar had to come from either Abernethies in W.Ealing or a shop called Howards - I think that was in Ealing Bdwy. I don't recall Taplins in Ealing, although there was one in the King Street.

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Feb-2010
    photo our board3 of taplins.clothes shop...think uxbridge one yrs ago

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Feb-2010
    think schools have to use their local dealer.loyalty deal struck..st anselms southall green..think grammer used boyds local outfitter...ealing grammer ealing firm...32 yrs school...we advertised local contacts with school in our literature as loyalty deal....julysept.uniforms came to school also to sell ....2nd hand jackets etc of students only yr perhaps were resold..google ......southallboard3..... more >>

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Feb-2010
    len mike all......do you know of mr d bryne 1951 southall bus garage conductor badge n 24403 bell punch machine ticket rack on board3 our photos

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-Feb-2010
    phyl dilys barry all.....new photo on 3...plough shop opposite 1900..fullers and co board huge....biscoe..cart..ivy clad house

  • Re: elect roll by Kelly Sidkir (Member 10244461) on 15-Mar-2010
    Yvonne, yes I was in the Children's Ward at King Edwards Hospital. I remember those tiles in particular, they were all nursery rhyme characters. They also had cereal bowls with nursery rhymes. I remember I used to eat my cereal as quickly as possible to see which nursery rhyme character was shown. Where can I find the photos? I'm confused - are they on flickr or the Southall Message Board on this site?

  • Re: elect roll by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Mar-2010
    kelly you have better memory than me the bowls...well done I was about 5 so not as good recall if had been 7...lens wife was nurse..he says they are at ealing hospital now old st bernards site......board2 I think the tiles.....once your computer has you logged on in its memory you can just put southallboard2 in your google and up it comes.......five boards photos in all.........but first time or 2... more >>

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sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-Feb-2010
tower at s station...says was known southall castle..trains called castle and sirs..southall town no castle so given knickname....google says original 1850 blank exterior..visible from windsor castle queen victoria.....in use to 1965..now 33 dairy lea cheesies shape flats.....   
  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-Feb-2010
    says queen victoria demanded plain facade changed to castle....says TA centre hayes bridge cost2 million to build

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 2-Feb-2010
    TA says demolished ...on our first photo board fine architecture

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Feb-2010
    Pauline everybody you might like butlers corner 1950.and spikes bridg area 1945 etc...on board2

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 4-Feb-2010
    Seeing Butlers on the corner and I can almost hear the old news vendor shouting "Standard, Standard - Evening Standard" outside the bank. I do remember having to run up there, often waiting for the latest newspaper on a Saturday night with the football results. As for the Municipal Sports' Ground at Spikes Bridge, we spent most of our childhood in that park playing rounders and races, organised b... more >>

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Feb-2010
    I guessed new gates about 1950s....looks all new there and buildings over to left..pavilion and icecream...and building down left side in hedges down to bridge left back gate......new gates yes...sometimes would have to use little left side open gate when that was open one.....tennis over back 1959.......//once walked all round back path did huge circular route for fun..those tracks relay baton...... more >>

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 4-Feb-2010
    Pauline, you did exactly what we all used to do - we organised our own games such as rounders for ourselves. There was never any problem playing out - in fact it was normal and encouraged. Rounders was just one of many of these games. Perhaps what is going wrong with life today is that kids have no comprehension of playing games with each other in open spaces

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 6-Feb-2010
    Wonderful photo of Greenford high street 1938. I haven't been to Greenford since the early fifties, but I used to walk there in my lunch hour when I was working at Cow & Gate Milk Depot by the Western avenue roundabout in 1945. We had an hour and a half lunch then, and I used to get out while the rest of the staff were cooking their dinner in the large kitchen there. They tried to rope me in to do... more >>

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Feb-2010
    glad you liked photos..1974 they opened new sainsbury store opposite police station...off your roundabout old village church school and railway tavern built at station came,,all photos on board 1 and 2..ealbroadw all 20th century,,and abc cinema facade demolish.....lyons old tea barge...greenford flood by keiths cricket field brent bridge....photos all there on our flickr,,,tony went work through ... more >>

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 6-Feb-2010
    the ealing broadway in 30s says ashbys in roof...still there same place called ashby bar and pub........greenford roof says sains...remember old type narrow long walk down middle of ornate oldfashioned store there..1975 mar they opened opposite police stationlibrary the new sainsbury store.... was there that day,,gone now

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Pauline Sykes (Member 10235828) on 11-Feb-2010
    I'm afraid I don't remember much about the shops in Greenford when I walked there in my lunch break. I do know I was always in and out of Woolworths, as being 14 there were so many knick-knacks to look at. Not that I bought much in there. I think "Brunitex" shampoo was something I used to buy. The local fishmonger's was another shop I frequented, as we had acquired a cat in the yard of Cow & Gate,... more >>

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Feb-2010
    lovely funny fishy story...tonys mum used to cook fish for their cats and feed out on top of coal bunker.....josie ........all of us went in woolworths greenford...sold records to......only recently closed with demise of woolworth I went in on last day of a woolies bought half price items.........easter eggs for kids woolies,,,xmas decorations etc...latter they sold ladybird clothes for kids......... more >>

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Feb-2010
    good film on google....type bbc panorama.paul seaton woolworths vitual museum in his front room..ring of tills loads there

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 11-Feb-2010
    dont miss our gt photos 1941 woolies on board

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Max Hurst (Member 10244993) on 21-Feb-2010
    I saw a referance to someone having some pictures of MR R T Warren a builder in the area between the two wars, if any one can help please email me at max_hurst@tiscali.co.uk

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Feb-2010
    there is the booklet builder between the wars....on google...part on warren...my gdad worked with him...as southall brickworks knew him.also....on southall board photos group builders at wincot hse windmill lane tentlow...warren on right side.....warren built norwood hall white building west north building norwood green triangle....lived lady margaret rd 1919 with his family...forman ganger man an... more >>

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 22-Feb-2010
    in google try .......southallboard2..........click flickr sboard2..........page 9 is photo labelled warren.........if not follow our instructions in our comments all here....sign in flickrboard and get photo

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Max Hurst (Member 10244993) on 23-Feb-2010
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  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Max Hurst (Member 10244993) on 23-Feb-2010
    Thanks very much for the picture, do you have any others?

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Feb-2010
    no ...incredibly lucky to have that...my gdad leaning on shovel,,,,the family have had the photo...85 yrs...amazing..nan had it in old phots......google has nothing.......wellings fred booklet...google there is entry you can read the page mentioning rt warren along sode taylor woodrow...prewar house builders...ickenham they advertised proudly built by warrens men...gdad was good housebuilder with ... more >>

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 23-Feb-2010
    able to read the page in the book of warren...is to click a reference at bottom of the page...housebuilders..and free page of bk comes up..otherwise buy book....british housebuilders mauve colour booklet...chapter dominent individuals in prewar housing.......speaks proudly of warren because humble from trade but built well middx.......his name lists with wimpey costain crouch..henry and charles bo... more >>

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    published by wiles and blackwell the small booklet 2005..you did not say why you are keen lots photos rt warren.he was only a small not huge size builder firm....his family would have photos of him if they had camera 1925...when he was about 30ish..did you know him or of him

  • Re: sboard photos interesting comments by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 28-Feb-2010
    pauline josie chris everybody..western rd right side story....is tilly pulld down 1935...then footb club....then garping terrace called because fine evening women out front would gasp gossip scandelise....no tv ha....next western rd sch opened 1911 my aunt sis went 1918 caretaker got 32 and half new pence week wages...kearley....same aunt supervisor there 1945 to 1960,,,,row shops halls hills mull... more >>

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