My grandfather lived at 45 Barnmead Road from around 1920, and my mother and I lived there with him throughout the war, and for a year or two afterwards. I am writing recollections of my childhood and would like to hear from others who were in that area at that time, or who may recall the name. I remember well seeing doodlebugs flying over the rooftops; collecting shrapnel; sitting on benches in the school shelter singing at the tops of our voices; and after the war the 6d Saturday morning Cinema Club at the Odeon, the first ice creams, the first journey of the Golden Arrow....
Found the first post rather nostalgic. Just thought I would drop a comment here.
I too remember seeing doodlebugs flying over the rooftops; collecting shrapnel with my brother - our milkman was killed by shrapnel (so sad) - also sitting in the school and drinking our milk behind sandbags. And yes the 6d Saturday morning Cinema Club at the Odeon, etc.
All those; and some other memories of school during the war-time.