Local Memories

Pearl’s Memories

Pearl has written to me several times over the last few years, sharing her memories of growing in Albert Square and of the surrounding area.

Eileen’s Memories

Eileen wrote to me in November 2014, sharing her memories of living in Cranworth Gardens

Jackie’s Memories

Jackie wrote to me in February 2015, sharing her memories of living in Brixton Road, South Island Place and Liberty Street

David Moorhouse’s Memories

David wrote on the site in February 2015, sharing his memories of Hackford Road, Morat Street and local businesses and schools.

Mike’s Memories

Mike wrote to me in December 2012, sharing his memories of growing up on South Island Place and of the surrounding area.

David’s Memories

David wrote to me in January 2013, sharing his memories of living on Crewdson Road and of the surrounding area.

Sue’s Memories

Sue wrote to me in May 2014, sharing her memories of living in Mowll Street.

Michelle’s Memories

Michelle wrote to me in June 2012, sharing her memories of growing up on Morat Street and of the surrounding area.

Linda’s Memories

Linda wrote to me in September 2012, sharing her memories of Clapham Road, Brixton Road and of working at Freeman’s.

Dee’s memories

Dee wrote to me in August 2012, sharing her memories of living in Durand Gardens and of the surrounding area.

Peter’s Memories

Peter wrote to me in September 2012, sharing his memories of Claylands Road, Offley Road and of the surrounding area.

John’s Memories

John wrote to me in May 2012, sharing his memories of Morat Street, Caldwell Street and of the surrounding area.

Zoe’s Memories

Zoe contacted the site in April 2014 sharing her memories of Durand Gardens and Hackford road:

Do you have any recollections, memories or information about this area? If so please contact me here and let me know!

 

3 Responses to Local Memories

  1. When I was 3 years old I lived in Blackwell street which was just off Chrysell Road. There was a cake factory opposite us and mum and I would talk to the night-watchman Mr Green, sometimes he would give us cakes from the factory. On the same side, where we lived there were barrels of honey stored and there were lots of bees around which was good because my dad had a beautiful garden which I loved.

    We use to play in the road, games like ‘Mr Porter can we cross the water’ and putting up sticks against the wall to see if we could knock them down by hitting a ball at them. I had lots of friends there but the time came that Blackwell street and Farrar road were pulled down and the names of our roads were gone forever.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for your comment and for sharing your memories of living in Blackwell Street.

      It sounds like you look back fondly on that time.

      Do feel free to share any further memories you have of living in this area.

      Many thanks

      Chris

  2. Janet Parsons says:

    I lived in Blackwell Street from birth until we had to move because they wanted to demolish the houses. My name was Janet Tuck and I lived at 25, my grandfather lived at 27. My mum worked at the Honey factory in Blackwell St.
    I went to Sunday school, and Junos at Christchurch in Brixton Road. There was a coal yard, and a garage in The street the end nr Brixton Road.. Remeber the fish and chip shop, and the Perseverance Pub on the corner of Chrysell Road and Vassall Road.
    On the corner of Blackwell and Chyrsell was a dairy, on the other a old clothes shop, plus opposite 27 was a sweet shop.

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