Very informative and topical paper
Jack white commented
More submissions please need kings road photos in the 1960s
Matthew baiile commented
Supplement the archives
Submit more years please
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Later dates are essential but no expected on this site with all clamour for all things overseas
Add more accounts from the 1970s archives
Adam cleary commented
Please delve more into the 1970s copies
My Gran Helen Badger Lived at Eign Cottages in Chelsea but I can't find it on a present day map. can anybody help me?
Looking for relatives of Martin family that lived at various houses in Sandilands rd, Fulham.
Ivy Elizabeth Martin/Turner Fulham
Have hit a brick wall trying to find what happened to Ivy Elizabeth Martin. D.O.B. 13.12. 1909. Last known as Ivy Turner on 1951 register, living with Leonard A Turner. Can find no marriage or whether she had any children.
Please help trying to find Grandmother Florence Ellen Barker lived in Pimlico in 1932 and then later in Caterham about 1935/36. I think forn in 1911. No sign of her after Caterham can anyone help please
My mum Karen and my dad Robert both worked at the Lexham hotel in Lexham Gardens in about 1980-1982. They used to socialise in the Atlas Apollo Hotel next door and also an Irish Club.
My Mum remembers two sisters working with them at the hotel, called Pauline and Geraldine Roache (could be Roche) who were from Ireland. There was also a lady called Jenny and a lady who was from Huddersfield, as my Mum used to share return coach tickets with her; my Mum being from Brighouse, West Yorkshire. My Dad was from Edinburgh.
I am trying to search for anyone who might know them or my parents or who might have worked in either of the hotels. Any help would be greatly accepted. Thank you
Can anyone tell me what was at 12 Exmoor Street in 1955? Was it a hospital or workhouse infirmary?
Hi , I am still researching my ggrandfather Albert Edward Belcher who died fighting with the london regiment in world war 1. He was born in Chelsea to Charles and Eliza and had 2 siblings named Joseph and Louisa, I have looked through the list of soldiers who were killed in the first world war and could not find any mention of him could this be because he was from Chelsea? and also I am visiting soon , could anybody direct me to the church or cemetery that my family would be buried ? (1800 onwards)
I lived around the corner from the school at 94 Oakley Street. It was a halfway house for boys and girls between the age of 11 -15 who for whatever reasons were unable to live at home. The home was pleasant and so was the school. I attended Kingsley 1963/1964/1965 I remember the milk each morning and the dinner ticket one purchased for a nominal amount to have a good meal for the day. There was also a shop outside the school grounds where one supplemented ones appetite as well. Unfortunately, my memory does not serve me very well these days and the only person I can remember is the Headmaster Mr Parsons . I have tried to get some photos of the school but there appear to be none available. I will always have fond memories of Kingsley & Chelsea.and all the staff and students even though my memory does not serve me well for individuals. I now live in Australia and give my best wishes to all students And teachers of Kingsley
Hi...My family and I lived in Fulham from around the mid 60's till the mid 80's in seagrave rd just by the bromton bridge end of lillie rd I went to school at beaufort hse in lillie rd, then went to holland Pk school from 1970 to 1975, I'm now living in Australia and am trying to get in touch with any old school friends who may still be in the area and remember me if you do please email me ..thanks
I attended Chelsea Central school in the '50s. Anybody else suffer the same fate?
I remember Elm Park Gardens so very well! The big gardens, right along the back of the houses, all joined up as one - no fences Just places for us kids to play - either there or in the street. I was there for only about five and a half years - from aged 1 until 6 but memories from the place are still very vivid.
I remember being woken up in the middle of the night with an odd noise and a flash of light. I yelled out that there was a man outside the window with a knife!! Mum & Dad told me not to be so silly as we were on the top floor - no. 22 Elm Park Gardens - and told me off for shouting and waking everyone in the house.
Next day we learned that men had gone all along our side of the road, on the roofs, stealing the lead flashings and some slates......... So I had seen a man at the window and his knife was what had caused the flash of light!!!!
After that we got moved to a beautiful brand new, modern flat on Cremorne Estate where I grew up and lived until I was 17.......
Hi I went to Kingsley school from 1954-1958 I grew up in Chelsea and lived in Elm Park gardens until I got married happy days in Chelsea going to the Chelsea swimming baths and the museum on a Saturday you may remember Valerie and her twin Tony knight who lived on cremorne estate flora Ryan and you may remember me
I attended Cook’s Ground starting as an “infant” on the girls’ side in 1941 entering from Old Church Street. We lived at Rectory Chambers next door to the gates. I was “freed” from Kinsley in 1949, exiting for the last time from the “Boys” side. (Dr. George Walsh was head master.) I got to work on a farm near Derby because there were no jobs for fifteen year olds in London. A year later I was able to immigrate to the United States. In August 2014 I made a nostalgic visit to my school in Chelsea to find that the BOYS, GIRLS/INFANTS gateway entirely missing! Venturing into the schoolyard with my camera I found a massive construction site. I was soon seen by a white hated “Arab” who ran up to me threatening to call the police if I did not retreat “immediately”. I protested that they were ruining my school but he insisted that it was neither a school nor was it mine!
I retreated down the street towards the embankment past buildings I was familiar with until I was surprised to find that More’s Chapel had been rebuilt. Until it was fenced the ruins were our playgrounds. Unfortunately the door was still locked so I could not see the new interior.
Bye the way, the number 34 tram ran down Beaufort St from the terminus at King’s Road. I took it to catch the train at Clapham Junction to Hinchely Wood. At that time Paulton's Square had buried air raid shelters and the in rest of the area there were "victory gardens". The cast iron railings were removed to make tanks, or something. Horse drawn wagons still delivered coal to holes in the sidewalks and other horse drawn wagons delivered wooden beer barrels to the "Pig's Ear" cellar. Next door, in front of my home, there was Macaulay's grocery. Adjacent to the school gates and in front of the pub was "Roma's" cafe. Before the war started a bloke on a bike lite the street's gas lights from a flame at the end of a pole.
Like OUR school, all gone now, sad