Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Remembering Eltham

Now what I like about the blog is the way people share with me their memories.

So here are a few of the memories of George Treadway who was born in 1936 and grew up in Eltham.

As a ten year old in 1946 just after the war living in Vandyke Cross Eltham.

Things were quite hard our playgrounds were bomb sites,couple of local parks, St Barnabas Church by Well Hall roundabout was in ruins. (Could see it aflame from our house that night)

A small church on Woolwich Common in ruins, a crashed plane alongside it.
Eventually we had a greengrocer called Ben coming around the estate with his horse & cart selling what veg & any little fruit he could get because rationing was on.

I managed to get a Saturday job with him getting to take tenants orders to them sometimes getting a halfpenny tip.

We used to be out nearly all day going to local roads i.e. Vandyke, Keynsham Road and Gardens, Foisart Rd, Haimo Roadd and many more.

I think Ben used to give me a "Tanner" for the work and on the odd occasion if he had a banana for my ill dad.

But it was good fun most of the time.

Location; Well Hall, Eltham, London

Picture; from the collection of Jean Low

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