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Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Pauline on December 21, 2004, 06:35:46 AM
Only just found this site.    I was born in Geraint Road and lived there until 1963.  I went to Launcelot School, and Churchdown County.  We moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1988.   It's lovely to read of other Downhamites.  Haven't been back since 1994.  I still keep in touch with neighbours, who tell what is happening there.
Title: Re: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Dickie eagle on December 22, 2004, 11:31:50 AM
Quote from: Pauline
Only just found this site.    I was born in Geraint Road and lived there until 1963.  I went to Launcelot School, and Churchdown County.  We moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1988.   It's lovely to read of other Downhamites.  Haven't been back since 1994.  I still keep in touch with neighbours, who tell what is happening there.
Welcome to the odd-sods division of ex Downhamites . ,you have unfortunately just missed Keith Allen, an old stalwart who lived down in Bunbury. To get to know us better look at the members list and scroll back at the letters they have subscribed. I used to have friends (the Lindzners ) in Gareth Grove  Anyway you,ll make a few friends and maybe old aquaintances here, nice to have you. Dickie.........
Title: Welcome
Post by: mike on December 23, 2004, 03:12:42 PM
Hi Pauline - a very warm welcome to the site and the forum - great to hear from another ex-Downham person downunder! One of the strange things about this site (and therefore perhaps Downham itself) is that the more enthusiastic contributors are those who used to live here but don't any more...!

Sue & I were in Aus this time last year and had a fab time, and much as we're looking forward to a quiet Christmas at home again this year, we kinda wish we could hop on a plane again tomorrow...

Welcome again
Mike
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Bel on December 23, 2004, 03:38:29 PM
Hi Pauline...welcome... I had an Aunt and uncle who lived in Geriant Road Downham.   Their name was Woodward and they had four sons and one daughter. I can recall going to a street party their when I was a girl. and when we used to visit taking a big bag of broken biscuits with us from a corner shop . Alas my uncle eventually was taken into hospital and as he had breathing diffciulties put in an oxygen tent. Unfortunately he managed to light a cigarette in it,   and that put an end to him. His daughter Rosie went to Australia after that, but we lost touch.. Regards Bel.
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Dickie eagle on December 25, 2004, 01:02:51 AM
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Hi Pauline...welcome... I had an Aunt and uncle who lived in Geriant Road Downham.   Their name was Woodward and they had four sons and one daughter.
Bel, you are amazing and you keep on name dropping of people I believe I knew, apart from going to Launcelot Rd. with a lad I knew as "Woodie". Short, thick set and a very short No2 haircut . if it is the same one  from Geraint,  the last time I saw him was in the Navy  with  Landing Craft on Willingdon Island in Southern India   can it be the same person ?  mmm ! Dickie...............
Title: Re: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Bren4 on December 29, 2004, 02:01:50 PM
Quote from: Pauline
Only just found this site.    I was born in Geraint Road and lived there until 1963.  I went to Launcelot School, and Churchdown County.  We moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1988.   It's lovely to read of other Downhamites.  Haven't been back since 1994.  I still keep in touch with neighbours, who tell what is happening there.



Hallo Pauline, it's good to see a new contributor.  I also went to Churchdown County - 1954-1959.  What years were you there?  What teachers do you remember?  Do hope you will join us regularly from now on.
Brenda
Title: Re: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Bren4 on December 29, 2004, 02:02:09 PM
Quote from: Pauline
Only just found this site.    I was born in Geraint Road and lived there until 1963.  I went to Launcelot School, and Churchdown County.  We moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1988.   It's lovely to read of other Downhamites.  Haven't been back since 1994.  I still keep in touch with neighbours, who tell what is happening there.



Hallo Pauline, it's good to see a new contributor.  I also went to Churchdown County - 1954-1959.  What years were you there?  What teachers do you remember?  Do hope you will join us regularly from now on.
Brenda
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Bel on December 29, 2004, 03:31:47 PM
I had two cousins in the Merchant Navy (both Woodwards) . The eldest one was short and stocky (had a short haircut). I think he went to India as he bought back a parrot for my Grandmother. He married and his eldest son got killed on a motor bike on Shooters Hill. He joined the Police Force as a  dog handler (stood on tiptoes to meet the requirements on height) . I last saw him about 18 years ago at a funeral, and then I heard that he had died..  Regards Bel
Title: Re: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Dickie eagle on January 18, 2005, 12:23:25 AM
Quote from: Pauline
Only just found this site.    I was born in Geraint Road and lived there until 1963.  I went to Launcelot School, and Churchdown County.  We moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1988.   It's lovely to read of other Downhamites.  Haven't been back since 1994.  I still keep in touch with neighbours, who tell what is happening there.
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   nice to keep in touch cos that is the basis of "D on L" it is also looking back in time to our own experiences and the people who we knew.neighbours, and the friends we made in the pubs and clubs, at school , the local hops etc.  We have to live for tomorrow,think of today, and have enjoyable recall of what we had, and even miss a little. I just hope more people with Downham connections past and present join us with some of their experiences..  'bye now, have fun   dickie.........
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Dickie eagle on January 18, 2005, 09:39:30 AM
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Hi Pauline...welcome... I had an Aunt and uncle who lived in Geriant Road Downham.   Their name was Woodward and they had four sons and one daughter.
Bel, you are amazing and you keep on name dropping of people I believe I knew, apart from going to Launcelot Rd. with a lad I knew as "Woodie". Short, thick set and a very short No2 haircut . if it is the same one  from Geraint,  the last time I saw him was in the Navy  with  Landing Craft on Willingdon Island in Southern India   can it be the same person ?  mmm ! Dickie...............
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 Sorry Bel ,my recall  is slipping, as my sister (still living in Northover,at the bottom end on the right ) tells me that the "Woodie" I knew was one "Nipper" WOODLEY  ,but he did live in the same area . Now go and enjoy the delights of Egypt ( and bring me back a Belly Dancer please )     dickie
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Pauline on January 19, 2005, 07:24:30 AM
I don't remember any Woodwards in Geraint Road.  But then most people were always "so and so's Mum or Dad" :D
I went to Churchdown from 1955 to 1960.  I don't think it is even there anymore is it?  
I did return in 1994 and everything looked so small, with cars parked in roads that weren't built for cars.
I am in the process of writing an account of my early years in Downham for my Aussie born and bred Grandchildren.
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Dickie eagle on January 19, 2005, 09:34:34 AM
Quote from: Pauline
I don't remember any Woodwards in Geraint Road.  But then most people were always "so and so's Mum or Dad"
I am in the process of writing an account of my early years in Downham for my Aussie born and bred Grandchildren.
born in downham 1944 !
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 stop making me feel antique Pet cos in that year I was in and around Austradahnunda too. I considered emigrating but married a lovely,bubbly, outgoing  Wren from St. Mary Cray (Orpington) who I met at Greenwich college instead          dickie.................
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Bel on January 19, 2005, 10:48:05 AM
dont know about a belly dancer Dickie, but will ask my sons to look out for a mermaid instead, (would  look nice in your pond!). I had a cousin who lived in Evans Road (would be about 82 now) by the name of Mabel Slade, who had a deaf brother called Jimmy.  She emigrated to Australia, but you might have come across her . Her mother remarried a man she met at a bus stop in Downham (good place for meeting people).She worked at the Police station in Deptford and he worked in Carrington House. Must finish my packing...Best wishes Bel
Title: Churchdown School
Post by: Bren4 on January 23, 2005, 08:45:02 PM
Quote from: Pauline
I went to Churchdown from 1955 to 1960.  I don't think it is even there anymore is it?  

Then we must have at least passed each other from time to time Pauline.
I left in 1959 in the 4th form.  My form and maths teacher was Mrs Winfield.  I had Miss Callard for French, Mrs Brown for English, Miss Latham for music and needlework, Mrs Atkins for science, Miss Farley for P.T. and Miss Forgotten her name for Geography.  And of course, the dreaded Mrs Gatehouse with the cigarette hanging out of her mouth was headmistress.
Brenda
Title: Churchdown School
Post by: Bren4 on January 23, 2005, 08:45:27 PM
Quote from: Pauline
I went to Churchdown from 1955 to 1960.  I don't think it is even there anymore is it?  

Then we must have at least passed each other from time to time Pauline.
I left in 1959 in the 4th form.  My form and maths teacher was Mrs Winfield.  I had Miss Callard for French, Mrs Brown for English, Miss Latham for music and needlework, Mrs Atkins for science, Miss Farley for P.T. and Miss Forgotten her name for Geography.  And of course, the dreaded Mrs Gatehouse with the cigarette hanging out of her mouth was headmistress.  And gosh, has the old school really gone?
Brenda
Title: Re: Churchdown School
Post by: Pauline on January 28, 2005, 02:08:46 AM
Quote from: Bren4
Quote from: Pauline
I went to Churchdown from 1955 to 1960.  I don't think it is even there anymore is it?  

Then we must have at least passed each other from time to time Pauline.
I left in 1959 in the 4th form.  My form and maths teacher was Mrs Winfield.  I had Miss Callard for French, Mrs Brown for English, Miss Latham for music and needlework, Mrs Atkins for science, Miss Farley for P.T. and Miss Forgotten her name for Geography.  And of course, the dreaded Mrs Gatehouse with the cigarette hanging out of her mouth was headmistress.  And gosh, has the old school really gone?
Brenda


I think we have 'spoken' before on the Friends Reunited site.  I started off in Mrs Carricks class, later when to Miss Kinglseys class, never made prefect or even ink monitor  :roll:   I didn't mind school that much.  I stayed on to the 5th year, didnt do much good.  I am now working in a University here in Perth in the Library.
I'm not sure whether the school building has gone but I think that Catford Cowshed (oops sorry 'bout that) took over.  Looking at up to date photos it would seem that the whole of Downham has changed.  I remember the drafty (no freezing) swimming baths, the library - all gone. I won't go in the pool unless its at least 30 deg celsius, I don't think Downham ever got to 30 deg Farenheit.  
Bromley shopping, wandering down the High Street one side and up the other, all changed, tried to visit a friend in West Wickham in 1994, and got completely lost!
I was born at 16 Geraint Road in 1944, we were bombed out when I was 6 months old, and moved temporaily to Moorside Road.  Later moved up Geraint Road to 52 because my sister got TB and had to have a larger bedroom.  Lived there until I got married in 1964.
Title: Re: Churchdown School
Post by: Anonymous on February 01, 2005, 09:23:15 PM
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I went to Churchdown from 1955 to 1960.
I think we have 'spoken' before on the Friends Reunited site.  

Have we really 'spoken' before Pauline?  I have to say my memory is not too good these days!  What is your surname?  Perhaps that will jolt my memory.  Yes, there would be lots of changes on Downham and I think I've left it far too late to return and have a look at the old place.  My old home has gone now and that's the worse thing.  We lived in Durham Hill.  Do you remember the shoe repair man in Moorside Rd?  He worked in a shed in his back garden.  I was always a bit scared of him.  But then, I think I was scared of everybody!

Brenda
Title: Re: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Anonymous on April 26, 2005, 08:54:56 AM
Quote from: Dick Eagle
Quote from: Pauline
Only just found this site.    I was born in Geraint Road and lived there until 1963.  I went to Launcelot School, and Churchdown County.  We moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1988.   It's lovely to read of other Downhamites.  Haven't been back since 1994.  I still keep in touch with neighbours, who tell what is happening there.
Welcome to the odd-sods division of ex Downhamites . ,you have unfortunately just missed Keith Allen, an old stalwart who lived down in Bunbury. To get to know us better look at the members list and scroll back at the letters they have subscribed. I used to have friends (the Lindzners ) in Gareth Grove  Anyway you,ll make a few friends and maybe old aquaintances here, nice to have you. Dickie.........
Hi Pauline ,My name is John Nunn and I lived at 45 Geraint rd and went to Durham Hill school until 1956,I just wondered if you knew any of my old friends ie Brian Georgeson.There was a Pauline living next door to me called Dyer.John Nunn, modelflier41@aol.com
Title: Re: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Pauline on April 26, 2005, 09:17:35 AM
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Only just found this site.    I was born in Geraint Road and lived there until 1963.  I went to Launcelot School, and Churchdown County.  We moved to Perth, Western Australia in 1988.   It's lovely to read of other Downhamites.  Haven't been back since 1994.  I still keep in touch with neighbours, who tell what is happening there.
Welcome to the odd-sods division of ex Downhamites . ,you have unfortunately just missed Keith Allen, an old stalwart who lived down in Bunbury. To get to know us better look at the members list and scroll back at the letters they have subscribed. I used to have friends (the Lindzners ) in Gareth Grove  Anyway you,ll make a few friends and maybe old aquaintances here, nice to have you. Dickie.........
Hi Pauline ,My name is John Nunn and I lived at 45 Geraint rd and went to Durham Hill school until 1956,I just wondered if you knew any of my old friends ie Brian Georgeson.There was a Pauline living next door to me called Dyer.John Nunn, modelflier41@aol.com

Hi John
I remember a Pauline Georgeson who lived opposite me at when I lived at No 52.  The name Dyer is familiar but I don't recall a Pauline.  I remember  Rene Todd Whom I emailed regularly until she died a couple of years ago) and her sister Shirley.
Title: Geraint rd
Post by: John Nunn on April 26, 2005, 03:51:56 PM
Hi Pauline, thanks for the reply.The Georgesons had an older brother who used to come home from the bank in his bowler hat,Quite something in those days.You might remember our front door that had a Spanish galleon on a pane of glass,it was the only one in the street and I put it there.I also remember the katebreads family and also most of the street seemed to be Catholics.Thanks for the contact,Regards ,John Nunn, e mail address  modelflier41@aol.com
Title: Re: Geraint rd
Post by: dickie eagle on April 27, 2005, 10:01:47 PM
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Hi Pauline.I also remember the katebreads family and also most of the street seemed to be Catholics.Thanks for the contact,Regards ,John Nunn, e mail address  modelflier41@aol.com
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 hello John,interesting site this, you mention a family of "Katebreads" I did have a couple of chums who I have always known as "Cakebread" from that area, both Fred of that ilk who was an RAF Pilot Officer , short & dapper with a pencil slim moustache, and his younger brother Billy (Both now in thier Eighties ) Their children would however have been born around the end of the war  I wonder if they are connected because thier watering hole was the Chinbrook,  Interesting !  both were keen scouting types in the St. Barnabas, 13th Troup  'bye now  Dickie.................
Title: Re: Geraint rd
Post by: dickie eagle on April 27, 2005, 10:02:02 PM
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Hi Pauline.I also remember the katebreads family and also most of the street seemed to be Catholics.Thanks for the contact,Regards ,John Nunn, e mail address  modelflier41@aol.com
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 hello John,interesting site this, you mention a family of "Katebreads" I did have a couple of chums who I have always known as "Cakebread" from that area, both Fred of that ilk who was an RAF Pilot Officer , short & dapper with a pencil slim moustache, and his younger brother Billy (Both now in thier Eighties ) Their children would however have been born around the end of the war  I wonder if they are connected because thier watering hole was the Chinbrook,  Interesting !  both were keen scouting types in the St. Barnabas, 13th Troup  'bye now  Dickie.................
Title: Re: Geraint rd
Post by: dickie eagle on April 27, 2005, 10:02:18 PM
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Hi Pauline.I also remember the katebreads family and also most of the street seemed to be Catholics.Thanks for the contact,Regards ,John Nunn, e mail address  modelflier41@aol.com
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 hello John,interesting site this, you mention a family of "Katebreads" I did have a couple of chums who I have always known as "Cakebread" from that area, both Fred of that ilk who was an RAF Pilot Officer , short & dapper with a pencil slim moustache, and his younger brother Billy (Both now in thier Eighties ) Their children would however have been born around the end of the war  I wonder if they are connected because thier watering hole was the Chinbrook,  Interesting !  both were keen scouting types in the St. Barnabas, 13th Troup  'bye now  Dickie.................
Title: Cakebreads
Post by: Pauline on April 28, 2005, 01:41:26 AM
Yes I remember the Cakebreads, lived near the 'top' of Geraint Road at the junction with Launcelot. Can't seem to remember any christian names though (must be old age).
Title: Re: Geraint rd
Post by: dickie eagle on May 01, 2005, 09:51:36 PM
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Hi Pauline, thanks for the replyI also remember the katebreads family and also most of the street seemed to be Catholics.Thanks for the contact,Regards ,John Nunn, e mail address  modelflier41@aol.com
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John ,I did a quote in for you but although it was accepted (in duplicate) it seems to have lost its way home. However your to reference to the "Katebreads " intrigues me  as there was a family " Cakebread" in lived in that vicinty Fred and George who would now be in their 80's the elder was a Pilot officer in the RAF and I last saw him on demob. leave in his local Watering hole the "Chinbrook" hope I haven't had his name wrong all these years    Dickie ......................
Title: Re: Geraint rd
Post by: John Nunn on May 03, 2005, 08:41:55 AM
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Quote from: John Nunn
Hi Pauline, thanks for the replyI also remember the katebreads family and also most of the street seemed to be Catholics.Thanks for the contact,Regards ,John Nunn, e mail address  modelflier41@aol.com
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John ,I did a quote in for you but although it was accepted (in duplicate) it seems to have lost its way home. However your to reference to the "Katebreads " intrigues me  as there was a family " Cakebread" in lived in that vicinty Fred and George who would now be in their 80's the elder was a Pilot officer in the RAF and I last saw him on demob. leave in his local Watering hole the "Chinbrook" hope I haven't had his name wrong all these years    Dickie ......................
Hi Dickie,You are right about the name I think,It was cakebread,thats more like it.I seem to remember they were Catholics as were a lot of folk in that road .oh the old Chinbrook pub,yeh ,I remember that too.Cheers mate ,nice to hear from you,regards, John Nunn
Title: Re: Geraint rd & the Cakebreads
Post by: Dickie eagle on May 05, 2005, 09:24:12 AM
"John Nunn"][/quote]Hi Dickie,You are right about the name I think,It was cakebread,thats more like it.I seem to remember they were Catholics as were a lot of folk in that road .oh the old Chinbrook pub,yeh ,I remember that too.Cheers mate ,nice to hear from you,regards, John Nunn[/quote]
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I don't think they were of Catholic persuasion John because they attended St. Barnabas Baptist Church in Churchdown And also their Chritian names don't sit well in the Catholic choice "Frederick" was  of a Prussian origin, and William ? ? ?   Remember that Prince William of Orange (a Hollander ) was the "Silly Billy" who defeated the Catholics at the Battle of the Boyne . They did have fun,  dickie...............
Title: Re: Geraint rd & the Cakebreads
Post by: Anonymous on May 06, 2005, 07:42:56 AM
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"John Nunn"]
Hi Dickie,You are right about the name I think,It was cakebread,thats more like it.I seem to remember they were Catholics as were a lot of folk in that road .oh the old Chinbrook pub,yeh ,I remember that too.Cheers mate ,nice to hear from you,regards, John Nunn[/quote]
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I don't think they were of Catholic persuasion John because they attended St. Barnabas Baptist Church in Churchdown And also their Chritian names don't sit well in the Catholic choice "Frederick" was  of a Prussian origin, and William ? ? ?   Remember that Prince William of Orange (a Hollander ) was the "Silly Billy" who defeated the Catholics at the Battle of the Boyne . They did have fun,  dickie...............
[/quote]Yeah, ok Dickie,my memory not so good these days .Another family I remember was called Stocks who lived over the rd from me .Also I recall the Teddy boys at Grove Park station going to have a dust up with the boys of St marys Cray,the cops were always waiting at the station for them to come back,Good entertainment that was.Regards John Nunn.
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Bel on May 06, 2005, 03:39:34 PM
Do you remember the McQuade family. I Think Eric was a boxer.. Bel
Title: Re: Geraint rd & the Cakebreads
Post by: Pauline on May 09, 2005, 01:53:48 AM
[/quote]Yeah, ok Dickie,my memory not so good these days .Another family I remember was called Stocks who lived over the rd from me .Also I recall the Teddy boys at Grove Park station going to have a dust up with the boys of St marys Cray,the cops were always waiting at the station for them to come back,Good entertainment that was.Regards John Nunn.[/quote]
A bit before my time, but I do remember annoying the heck out of the people who owned the fish and chip shop until they called the cops and then we'd all run.
I also remember being sent by my Mum to 'Fords' the little grocery shop to get her Esso parafin, and I remember being sent to get bread after school and eating a donut on the way home.  In fact I think I had to go to the shops almost every night after school for something.  No weekly shop in those days!
Title: Re: Geraint rd & the Cakebreads
Post by: Dickie eagle on May 12, 2005, 08:23:13 PM
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Yeah, ok Dickie, I remember being sent to get bread after school and eating a donut on the way home.  In fact I think I had to go to the shops almost every night after school for something.  No weekly shop in those days![/quote]    I mentioned bread in aother note because  the baker in Bellingham used to sell yesterdays loaves for a penny as Stale bread
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Title: Re: Churchdown School
Post by: Dickie eagle on June 22, 2005, 07:17:04 PM
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My form and maths teacher was Mrs Winfield.  I had Miss Callard for French, Mrs Brown for English, Miss Latham for music and needlework, Mrs Atkins for science, Miss Farley for P.T. and Miss Forgotten her name for Geography.  And of course, the dreaded Mrs Gatehouse with the cigarette hanging out of her mouth was headmistress.  And gosh, has the old school really gone?
Brenda
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Bren wasn't Mrs Atkins, really Miss Atkins who had two gorgeous sisters.( I remember they were Ruth , Jesse , and Mabel) they originally lived in Lamerock, and I bumped into Mabel when she was a WAAF at Henlow training college.    eddifying all this!    dickie..............
Title: Re: Churchdown School
Post by: Bren4 on June 22, 2005, 11:12:24 PM
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Bren wasn't Mrs Atkins, really Miss Atkins who had two gorgeous sisters.( I remember they were Ruth , Jesse , and Mabel) they originally lived in Lamerock, and I bumped into Mabel when she was a WAAF at Henlow training college.    eddifying all this!    dickie..............
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I doubt it Dickie.  My Mrs Atkins was a very large and wobbly lady.  She might have been considered gorgeous as her hair was very red but in the popular usage of the word, I doubt it.

Who mentioned Evans Rd.  My grandmother lived there and I have three good memories of her.  She must have died when I was about 3yrs old.  If there is fellow from Evans Rd who remembers someone throwing half a brick at him and ending up with a cut on his bonce, that was my sister!
Bren
Title: McQuade family
Post by: adcross@ozconnect.net on June 23, 2005, 05:38:52 AM
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Do you remember the McQuade family. I Think Eric was a boxer.. Bel

Hello Bel, sorry don't know your full name. I used to live in Shroffold Road just around the corner of the McQuade family and my wife ,before I married her, lived in Ballamore Road that backed onto Pendragon School.
I have had a short discussion with Brenda on another web page. My wife's maiden name was Frances Day and she has a twin sister Margaret still in the Chinbrook area. Other people that I have met in New Zealand,where we lived for 38 years before moving to the Sunshine Coast of Queensland in 1999, were George Wright, Sid Hayward both ex Merchant Navy, Charlie Pitman who was a real wide boy and a cobbler from the other end of Shroffold Road Trevor somebody or rather.
Frances went to Durham Hill and I went to Downham Secondary, some of Frances's school friends were Carol Phillips, Margaret Cannon and Shirley Coward, ring any bells ?. Em,ail me if you want. Regards Tony Cross
adcross@ozconnect.net
Title: remember when !
Post by: Dickie eagle on June 23, 2005, 09:47:06 AM
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Do you remember the McQuade family. I Think Eric was a boxer.. Bel
Oh ,I remember young eric mcquade, he must be in his late 70's by now. my kid sister had a crush on him. Just outside Brenda's house he was sparring with me and he had four wheeled roller skates on. I couldn't even touch the cheeky blighter while he kept ducking and diving ,at the same time grinning his head off while he kept landing light taps on me...........He was a likeable sort of kid though.I was with a girl (Esme I think. who lived down on the left in the road opposite brendas) I seem to remember there being flats opposite ! Gosh I havent thought of Esme in years.    dickie.....................Sorry about Mlle Atkins  but the three sisters were GEORGEOUS really.......
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: Bren4 on June 23, 2005, 11:08:46 PM
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Do you remember the McQuade family. I Think Eric was a boxer.. Bel

Hello Bel, sorry don't know your full name. I used to live in Shroffold Road just around the corner of the McQuade family and my wife ,before I married her, lived in Ballamore Road

Hallo Tony,

No doubt we met in passing in the past!  Would your wife have known Christine Valance or Mary and Helen Petrou? Christine lived opposide Pendragon School (front) and the Petrous backed onto Ballamore Rd.
Bren
Title: Pendragon Road
Post by: adcross@ozconnect.net on November 21, 2005, 03:12:53 AM
Hello Bren 4,

Sorry I don't think that I replied to yours of June re names of people living in or near Pendragon Road. My wife remembers one of the names that you mentioned but can't put a face to it.  
Names of others living close to her in that area were Barnes, McQuillan, Burton, Beamiss, Cooper, Turner, Marshall. Any of the names ring a bell ?.

Names of people living near us in Shroffold Road were two lots of Whites, Simmonds, Lloyd, Carter , Minster, Gosbee, Hearn and of course "Mad Alice " whose house looked like a rubbish tip in Shroffold just around the corner from Ballamore and who never spoke to anybody.

Regards Tony Cross.
Title: Re: Pendragon Road
Post by: Bren4 on November 27, 2005, 09:10:52 PM
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Hello Bren 4,

Sorry I don't think that I replied to yours of June re names of people living in or near Pendragon Road. My wife remembers one of the names that you mentioned but can't put a face to it.  
Names of others living close to her in that area were Barnes, McQuillan, Burton, Beamiss, Cooper, Turner, Marshall. Any of the names ring a bell ?.

Names of people living near us in Shroffold Road were two lots of Whites, Simmonds, Lloyd, Carter , Minster, Gosbee, Hearn and of course "Mad Alice " whose house looked like a rubbish tip in Shroffold just around the corner from Ballamore and who never spoke to anybody.

Regards Tony Cross.


No worries!  Beamiss is the only name that rings a bit of a bell but, like your wife, the name doesn't conjure up a face to go with it.  Did you know the Wallaces from Woodbank Rd?  I have recently made contact with Carol and am enjoying a correspondence with her.
Bren
Title: Re: Geraint rd & the Cakebreads
Post by: TDCakebread on September 18, 2006, 11:25:13 PM
My Uncle Jim & Aunty Phyllis (Cakebread) lived in Geraint Road for many years.

See link to topic below - scroll to bottom.

http://www.downhamonline.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=109

(They are not Baptists though!)

Tim Cakebread
Title: Re: Geraint rd & the Cakebreads
Post by: Brenda on September 19, 2006, 01:38:45 AM
Quote from: TDCakebread
My Uncle Jim & Aunty Phyllis (Cakebread) lived in Geraint Road for many years.

See link to topic below - scroll to bottom.

http://www.downhamonline.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=109

(They are not Baptists though!)

Tim Cakebread


Hallo Tim,

That's an interesting surname.  I don't think I've ever come across a Cakebread before.  

I presume you were just a visitor to Downham then, or did you live there yourself?

Bren
Title: Re: Geraint rd & the Cakebreads
Post by: Pauline on September 19, 2006, 01:43:33 AM
Quote from: Brenda
Quote from: TDCakebread
My Uncle Jim & Aunty Phyllis (Cakebread) lived in Geraint Road for many years.

See link to topic below - scroll to bottom.

http://www.downhamonline.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=109

(They are not Baptists though!)

Tim Cakebread


Hallo Tim,

That's an interesting surname.  I don't think I've ever come across a Cakebread before


I remember the Cakebreads, they lived in Geraint Road near the junction with Launcelot.  Door always open, everyone welcome!

I presume you were just a visitor to Downham then, or did you live there yourself?

Bren[/quote]
Title: Hi from Perth, Western Australia
Post by: JSmith on September 20, 2006, 03:34:00 AM
quote/   Names of others living close to her in that area were Barnes, McQuillan, Burton, Beamiss, Cooper, Turner, Marshall. Any of the names ring a bell ?.


I went to Downham Central with guys named David Burton & Donald McQuillan. This was betwen 1956 &1960.   Smiffy
Title: Downham Secondary
Post by: JSmith on September 20, 2006, 03:42:14 AM
Quote/  Frances went to Durham Hill and I went to Downham Secondary, some of Frances's school friends were Carol Phillips, Margaret Cannon and Shirley Coward, ring any bells ?. Em,ail me if you want. Regards Tony Cross

What years where you at Downham Tony, I was there 1956-1960. Smiffy