My early life

019  Proud Parents avec moi! dad with me  Dad with baby clive Photo0006  Dad with me at Romney Hythe and Dymcchurch railway clive about 6  Me in St Hildas prep school uniform
clive about7  school winter coat and cap clive a little chubbier  I was getting a little chubbier here extra one  My friend Jane with her doll Loubi Lou clive around 14  Me in school unform about 13/14 I think
express dairy  Horse carts like this were still used and my Mothere took me to see the horses at the dairy often tondie and charles  Family friends who sort of adopted me - I spent a lot of time playing at their flat war mem hosp  War Memorial Hospital Carshalton where I was born war mem hosp redeveloped  War Memorial site re-developed
26 wynash from top  Our flat in Wynash Gardens was the ground floor in centre of picture 26 wynash rear  The rear back path of the flat and my bedroom window flat lounge  Came across these on an  estate agent site when  26 went up for sale - this was the lounge kitchen  The  kitchen at 26 was tiny and in my young days there was a larder not a fridge
my bedroom  This was my bedroom 032  My Dad used to build these huge sand models for me and any friends (I think thse are cousins) 654 Boundary Corner  The 654 Trolly bus that took me to school each day clive and robert  Me with my Best friend Robert at Wynash gardens
Bob and Joy  Robertmore recently with his wife Joy and one of several dogs carshalton park wandle bed  The dried bed of the Wandle in Carshalton Park carshalton park wandle gate  "Wandle Gate" ruins which could be anything our game demanded waterfall grove park  Waterfall iin Grange Park from the bridge where I played pooh sticks!
carshalton  Map of Carshalton showing our flats and the grounds of the convent school opposite bike drawing  Drawn by my father when he was 14 - little wonder he was a development engineer in later life knights  This is a copy of a large pen and ink drawing my father made and which hung in my befroom