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Message Number: 27 - Friday, June 23, 2017 17:28:28 PDT
Posted From: United Kingdom
Name:  Gary Pengelly
Were you Born in the area:  Raynerslane
Which school did you attend:  Roxbourne middle school
Are you still in the UK:  Yes
Have you any Pets:  No
Comments:

thankyou for taking me back to the good old days which will be sadly missed

Yours

Gary

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Message Number: 26 - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 02:52:11 PDT
Posted From: United Kingdom
Name:  peter burford
Were you Born in the area:  Whitbt Road from 18 months
Which school did you attend:  Welldon Park / Pinner Ccounty
Are you still in the UK:  Hatch End
Have you any Pets:  no
Comments:

Lived in Whitby Road 1945 - 1969 then to North Harrow - the to Hatch End.

Walked to Welldon Park School, went to Saturday morning pictures at the Odeon, Barnett's Farm

opposite where we took our old newspaper collection for cash at a recycling cemtre.

We also collected beer bottles to return to the off licence for cash.

Walked to The Church Lads Brigade, sometimes in the thick smog.

Spent a lot of time on our roller skates and trolleys we made.

Our house caught fire in approx 1950, the fire engine came from Harrow on the hiil opposite

The Kings Head where my Mum was working that evening. She heard the bell but didn't know it was

going to our house!

I have a photo of myself and a friend on Halls milk cart at the to of Parkfield road with Horace the

milkman and Snowball the horse.

Peter Burford

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Message Number: 23 - Sunday, February 21, 2016 04:38:30 PDT
Posted From: United Kingdom
Name:  Patricia Salmon
Were you Born in the area:  No
Are you still in the UK:  Yes
Have you any Pets:  Yes
Comments:

My grandmother was Ruth Margaret Lovatt. . She had 10 brothers and sisters. Ruth was born on 4th May, 1899 in Woodbine Cottage, Valentine Road, Roxeth, Harrow, Middlesex. Downstairs had two big rooms. Kitchen and Living Room, each had a great big range .Her father was a wheelwright and coach builder and worked from premises at his home, with his sons and other men helping with his business. John Lovatt went to gaol for 24 hours for not paying the rates on Woodbine Cottage. Apparently the road was badly pitted and newly painted wheels were damaged and he decided he would not pay any rates because of it. Whilst there, his wife Emma would take him in his dinner. The rates were reduced. When Woodbine Cottage was condemned they moved first to Waldgrave Road and then to Eastcote Road, opposite the road to St. Hilda’s where they later moved to. My great grandfather John Lovatt had always wanted to live at St. Hilda's and the family had happy memories of their time there.
John built in 3 arches for workshops under the railway bridge at Northolt. He was the first man to do it and he had his business under the name of E. J. Lovatt.

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Message Number: 22 - Private Message

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Message Number: 21 - Friday, August 3, 2012 15:56:57 PDT
Posted From: Australia
Name:  Frank Dickson
Were you Born in the area:  no
Which school did you attend:  rooksheath
Are you still in the UK:  no
Have you any Pets:  yes
Comments:

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Message Number: 20 - Friday, July 20, 2012 15:42:43 PDT
Posted From: United Kingdom
Name:  Doreen Stockton
Were you Born in the area:  Yes
Which school did you attend:  Welldon Park
Are you still in the UK:  Yes
Have you any Pets:  No
Comments:

I also went to Roxeth Mannor Secondary Girls at 11.


I am really impressed by the site, I lived in Wyvenhoe Road. I attended South Harrow Baptist Church and have never seen so many photos of both the Scalesdale Road site and the current location. There are a wide range of photos that are very interesting, also you mention Arthur Reeder was not nearly half the cricket team a Reeder at Roxeth Recreation Ground. – I did know the family and played with his youger children. Grange Road flats were built as sheltered housing and my nan moved in when they were new. I have uploaded my memories on Francis Frith entitled South Harrow as a child. Please if you want anymore information email.

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Message Number: 19 - Thursday, July 5, 2012 18:14:38 PDT
Posted From: United Kingdom
Name:  Christine Murphy
Were you Born in the area:  No
Which school did you attend:  Jesus and mary Convent NW10
Are you still in the UK:  Yes
Have you any Pets:  Yes a dog and a cat.
Comments:

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Message Number: 18 - Private Message

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