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Is footballer Danny Drinkwater related

Cant answer this one, but my grandmother (Jessie Hall, nee Drinkwater) used to tell me about her cousin who used to play for Aston Villa in the 1930s. Just looked him up on Wikipedia and he was born in Willesden.

Tue Jul 07

wasn't the sweet shop called Boone's

Mon May 11

Wasn't the sweet shop called Boone's

Mon May 11


Hi Roger Graham Dodd Hear. Lost your phone number ! Ex Cardinal Hensley ********1

Tue Mar 03

Sun Feb 02

Tue Oct 22

h.ij johnson i also was in 3b2-4b2 left summer of 61 jim curtis

Fri Oct 18

hi vic, ray clark became a speedway rider. he lived in alric avenue you might remember my brother bix curtis he also left in 58. i was there 57 to 61. i have been looking for my mate colin ward he live opposite us in hazeldean road has anyone got any info on him.Jim Curtis.

Fri Oct 18

I remember Mr Jeffries Maths. I left in 1957 (I think) to go to school in Colindale. Valerie willing (then)

Fri Oct 11

Working for drinkwater

Did any one remember my dad John Mills he on and off for drinkwater at willesden he often drove a foden dump master.

Wed Sep 25

I lived in the prefabs at Roundwood Park from 1947 - 1962

I whent to Furness Road Scool then Pound Lane. Ileft there inDec 1956 and took an apprenticeship at BTH - Neasden

My E.Mail is -

Wed Jul 10

Church Road

I have been looking for pictures of Church Road and I have been unable to find them. The pictures involves former Victorian buildings, that previously occupied the site of the entire Church End estate.

Pictures of Denbigh,Westbury and the adjacent streets. Could someone please upload them online .

Fri Jun 28

Hi i know a lady called june essex lived at 27 yuletide road.

Wed May 01

I was friends with eddy Clarke and both his parents worked in Rixons in church road back in the late 50's early 60's.

Would love to know what happened to Eddy. He had a brother Robert and two sisters.

Carole bullen nee Stone

Mon Apr 15

Re drinkwaters Dollis Hill there was also drinkwater Murray and drinkwater sabey beryl

Sun Mar 24

Hi I worked at drinkwater back in 1965 to 1970 and remember Cyril very well I worked in the computer room next to Sylvia and Peggy's office. I remember both Colin and Maurice it was a lovely family run business. I worked with Roy douthey who ran the computer room. Such happy memories of days gone by. My name was Beryl.

Sun Mar 24

Yes from the bridge on the left it was Old Oak, Westbury, Guilsborough, Denbigh.I am Alan Bailey, lived in Guilsborough Rd. Born 1950 went to Bridge Rd. School then Willesden Grammar.

I have been trying to track down information about the(what must have been) massive estate that encompassed that entire area. Sadly to no avail. If anyone out there can point me in an appropriate direction I would be grateful.

Mon Dec 03

to JIM MATCHAM ex west point n.w.10. ex gibbons school 54/58


Thu Sep 27

Hello Derek I lived at no !2 Denbigh Rd with my family from 1954 until 1963 we were next door to the Finals one side and MRS genette the other.I recognized all the people you mentioned.I was good friends for years with Audrey Jones who lived next door to you at no.28.[Do you know what happened to her does she still live in London. I too have lots of fond and good memories of life back then it was a good place to grow up.sadly I have no pictures of the rd.only a few from school Bridge Rd.Best wishes to you .We were the Brennans

Tue Sep 25

W W drinkwater

Know Colin Drinkwater very well. Might be able to answer a few questions.Robert Biffa

Fri Aug 10

to JIM MATCHAM ex west point n.w.10. ex gibbons school 54/58



Tue Jul 03

Wed Jun 27

Hi Martin,do you remember me John Donaldson (ginger) lived next door to you at 41,went to Bridge Road.

Bump into Patrick Cullen once in Greenford.

Tue Apr 03

Looking for Patrica Grimes

Hi i am looking for Patrica Grimes who was dance partner during the early 60s. She lived at 54 Hardinge Rd Willesden Green I would like to make contact Thank you Peter Cambell please ring NZ ********0

Fri Jan 05


Hi uncle harry ,i myself have have spent many fruitless hours reaseaching my past,found yours by chance ,just wanted to say loved staying with you in suffolk , happy memories took a bloody long time to assemble that bullet belt. Dident get a chance to talk to you at franks funeral , dont suppose i will ever get to the bottom of who lied about slashing your tires then blaming me ,but hey ho my consious is clear it was never me , done some illegal things nicking cars done my time . Came out made a life married had 5 kids own house and buisness i felt so humilated and upset by these accusations . I wish you well god bless .

Tue Dec 19

Hi rosemary sorry taken a while to get back to you,and yes your right I could not pronounce your name lol Have some good memories .could name everyone in Denbigh road until the 60s then what a change the hennesys and Helicotts tony robinson frank final the underdowns the gowers they were related the Stockers my cousins

Sun Dec 03

Hello, I am the daughter of Elsie Miller (nee Drinkwater). She was the eldest daughter of Ernie and Charlotte Drinkwater of 1 Goodson Road. I too have been trying to do family tree, so anything you can tell me would be appreciated. Ernie (Pop) was one of thirteen and was one of the youngest. I have photo of Pop when he was about 1 year old outside the laundry with ALL his brothers and sisters, plus his parents and grandparents. Pop wrote all the names on it, but a lot of the names are nicknames which doesn't help. I have other photos of the Drinkwater dinners. Unfortunately my Mum died 9th Nov 2017 which is why I was doing some research and fell upon your site. Would be interested to know if the footballer Danny Drinkwater is related.

Sun Nov 19

Yes i lived at 4 berry st..next door to reeses..ivor was his name..a lovelly man who let us shop in there on tick..when berry st was demolished ivor rees was rehoused in one of the tower blocks in brentfield rd stonebridge

Sat Nov 18

Hello my father use to drive mainly Foden lorry's for W.W.Drinkwaters his name was Jack Grayson nick named yorky his man work was delivering ashes from power stations late limstone from Acton rail yard we lived at Clayton terrace Yeading Middlesex owned by Mr Cyril Drinkwater my father use to park the lorry on there site by Taylor Woodrow's I learned to drive and ride British motor cycles there all gone now for a large housing estate I learnt to drive loading shovels and excavators with them when I left school my boss was George Hudson with Johnny Denslow Ron Williams and Dave Baylis were the poor guys who put up with me who I am greatfull for their patience Paul Grayson

Sun Sep 17

I used to work for lesme in scrubs lane in 1978

Sat Aug 19

Hello martin

my wife was bombed out in Denbigh road at the bottom end on the right hand side looking to wards the old swimming pool site do you remember the bomb sites or the house numbers at all

regards from Tony

Sat Aug 12



Thu Aug 03

above post

should read

Wed Jul 26

bridge road

anyone go to the 1964 school journey to iow while at bridge road school?

terry chapman


Wed Jul 26

Ex Residents of Mount Pleasant Road, Willesden NW10

If anyone used to live there during the 40's to 60's give us a shout.


Tue Jul 04

vicarage road nw 10

hi are there any old friends still around 1958- 1966

Wed Jun 28

hi tim this may be years out of date , but my name is dave ford & myself & 3 others who went to Gibbons 1954/58 namely derek langston , chris rolph , fred shakespear, we have all met up after 55od years it would be nice to hear from you, regards Dave Ford, my email, address is

Sat Jun 24

hi tim this may be years out of date , but my name is dave ford & myself & 3 others who went to Gibbons 1954/58 namely derek langston , chris rolph , fred shakespear, we have all met up after 55od years it would be nice to hear from you, regards Dave Ford, my email, address is

Sat Jun 24

hi tim this may be years out of date , but my name is dave ford & myself & 3 others who went to Gibbons 1954/58 namely derek langston , chris rolph , fred shakespear, we have all met up after 55od years it would be nice to hear from you, regards Dave Ford, my email, address is

Sat Jun 24

hi tim this may be years out of date , but my name is dave ford & myself & 3 others who went to Gibbons 1954/58 namely derek langston , chris rolph , fred shakespear, we have all met up after 55od years it would be nice to hear from you, regards Dave Ford, my email, address is

Sat Jun 24

hi there are other site on facebook, born in old willesden, lower place and n.w.10, pound lane school. and others. why not give them a try.

Sat Apr 15

hi, i'm terry redding my mum is sister of bill (William), he lives Blackburn and mum and bill still keep in touch. sorry to say he doesn't bother keeping in touch with old friends etc these days as I tried to get him to get in contact with other m8's he had from work and ace café days. he is not in brilliant health so think he likes peace n quiet with his mrs (barbera) I just bumped into one his brothers after loosing touch about 30 yrs ago tom Johnson. I put my email in just in case I can help with any more info.

Sat Apr 15

hi, so sorry for an age at replying as too busy on other things. try these sites out if you haven't already. you never know that you may bump into olf long lost friends, family, school mates, neighbours etc.

Sat Apr 15

Essex Road Willesden

Hi I don't live in England anymore,emmigrated to Australia in 1966, I lived at no 47 Essex Rd does anyone remember the Wheeler Family,I wanted to contact my dear Friend Janet Brazier who lived at no 29 does anyone one knows her.

or Pat Sharp,Pamela Lyons,please contact if you can help.

Sat Feb 18

Yes Gill,

I remember your Nan. I used to live opposite her in 87 Mayo road. She used to have two girls living there, one was called Maureen and the other Jackie, although, I believe her real name was Wendy. There was also a young man called Don and an older man called Bob who was a bricklayer. If you wish to know more please contact me through this page.

Best Wishes,

Sun Feb 12

Hi everyone was just looking through these post and when reading this one had to write to you my dad drove with drinkwater in the 60s he and my mum also moved down from Scotland he drove an 8 wheel foden running flyash his name is ,Willie Nisbet, but was called (Jock) as he is Scottish and I was just wondering if maybe you knew him as you were both there in the 60s.

. kind regards

Sat Dec 31

Jo Mullane

Jo I saw your post, how are you?

I am Tom Mullen we used to live opposite each other I was in curzon crescent.

Be nice to catch up.


Sun Dec 25

Hi Jo I hope you are well

I never knew where you went when you left willesden.

be nice to hear from you again.

Tom Mullen :-)

Thu Dec 22

My long lost great grandfather HARRY FRASER

I desperately want to find out what happened to my great grandfather, Harry Fraser. I know he was married in 1919 to Martha Hilda Woods and they lived at 192 Church Road. I know that they divorced somewhere around 1928 and Martha (preferred name was Hilda) went on to marry Ernest Ellett and moved away. But Harry... I only know a few things that may help someone to help me... he was a soldier and had also been on the stage (also one time with Hilda). His father was also known as Harry. He was possibly born in 1892. I just noticed that there is a Harry Fraser listed in the electoral roll for Willesden in 1935! It says he was at 16 Talbot Road. Is that him? I hate to think that he just got forgotten, lost in time. No one seems to be researching him. DId he remarry? When did he die? Does anyone know anything that could help me, pleeease?

Mon Dec 12

Wed Nov 23

Wed Nov 23

gibbons road 1957-1961

I was at gibbons and was in 3b2 and 4 b2 the last two years.

Tue Nov 08

Gibbons Rd School -Brentfield Road NW1o

Attended the school 1954-56. Lived in Brentfield Rd. Spent most of time in Gibbons Rec. Was in Miss Fisher's class. Role model was Mr AA Alison the multi talented sports master. Skinnard a bully. Mr Turner nice woodword teacher. Many others remembered.

Sat Sep 03

Hi my name is Roger roach I lived at no 7

Sun Aug 28

what a shock to see this

Fancy you remembering all those names I am Rosemary nee Small and still in touch with Ann Gipps I do not know why I was called Doe Doe think it was because you could not say my name. Gwen was Mrs Laws daughter and never worked in the café. My email address is

Wed Jul 20

Hi Kathy a name from the past I remember you My name is john Edwards from lulworth court just above you your number was no 8 live in Bedfordshire now maggi lives in stockport email is

Tue Jul 05

conley road willesden

Hi, my name is Roy Vaux and I lived at 11 Conley road . I

attended Dudden Hill school between 1950 and 1955. Lots of good memories from Conley road. Does anybody remember me and the good times we had.

Sun May 29

Tue Mar 15

Tue Mar 15

Ronnie walker

Hello mate its jenny walker rons had 2 strokes but still working im on face book hope you are ok

Fri Feb 26

Ronnie walker

Hello mate its jenny walker rons had 2 strokes but still working im on face book hope you are ok

Fri Feb 26


Hi i know betty casey shes my sisters best mate since they was 15 tell mum im jenny walker my sister is joan i knew midge too she played piano mrs tarrants shop i know too and kitty tarramt i use to walk their dog

Fri Feb 26

Malcolm and Rosemary Cox Yule Tide Road

I was born in Yuletide Road in 1962 My mother is Rosemary and my older sister Karen I have memories of the Street but no photos or links.

Id be really happy to hear from people with photos and memories

Fri Feb 26

My nan lived in Goodson road I remember playing in the yard where horses were kept and playing with a noddy drinkwater and a cousin I believe was named Tracey

Fri Feb 05


I would love to trace Trevor Harwood used to drive for ww drinkwater out of Manor Rd transfer station back in the 60s 70s I knew all the drivers from that era any info would be great

Thu Feb 04


I have a photo of my father (born 1912) as a small boy in the Boys Brigade. His name was Albert Edward Butler. Does anyone know anything about the Boys Brigade in the Willesden area, please?

Tue Jan 05

i knew the bunns from curzon crescent we lived in dudley court in the 50s great times we knew the days also armstrongs and many more they had a very good footbal team i believe they played for the legion

Tue Dec 22

to Derek Langston Ex+62+3

great to hear from you , I have emailed you on the email you posted , hope to hear from you David Ford

Thu Dec 10

Denton Road, Stonebridge, NW10

Does anyone have any old photographs of Denton Road? About 1950ish

Mon Nov 23

Hi My name is Charlie Elliott (Chuck) I was born in 106 Carlyle Ave in 1945. My hole family lived in Carlyle Ave. I went to Stonebridge infants and juniors then over the road to Wesley Road school. Do remember Ronnie Walker,

Kieth Coles,Kenny White, Edward Dutton, and Roy Sygiles that was our little gang.

Give us a shout back if anyone remembers.

Thu Nov 05

More memories,of Denbigh road,anyone remember the old tram at the corner of taylors lane and Denbigh mrs cass and mrs law (Gwen) run it as a café had nany a pie there.some names I remember from Denbigh rd,brian dave and Kenny cass the smalls cliff rosemary (Doe-Doe)lol.and jack john and anne gyps not sure of spelling//

nixons Rodney George and spike Vallard (Winnie mavin)the cowdreys and sadlers Delaneys ken mick and George Buckingham and joan mick and George (dad) used to entertain in the Willesden progressive club (drummers) will post more later D Langston

Sat Sep 12


Hi David my name is Derek Langston went to Gibbons road school were u from minete ave Harlesden if so would like to make contact if u respond to this post I will give contact details I now live in S/Wales I know u used to holiday here with your parents I retired in Bordon hants near petersfield.then moved to Wales living near my daughter and son in law.looking forward to hearing from u Del Langston PS what happened to Rolph?

Fri Sep 11

My name is Derek Langston I went to Gibbons road school 1954/58.Lived at 30 Denbigh road . I am sure I was in the same class as jim.I also knew a David Ford who lived in minet ave Harlesden

Wed Sep 09


I remember the outing to France we went to Le Touquet for the day,I think we were taken by coach to Southend airfield.

Tue Aug 18


Sat Jul 11

Mon Jun 15

les johns

Sun May 24

S. Godleman

Nathan, we are related because S. Godleman was my Great Grandfather too. He moved to basingstoke in the 1940s, his son also Soloman, is my grandfather. We've heard stories about Great Grandfather and his two brothers all being wounded in the first world war. Would be very interesting to hear from you and swap stories.

Sun May 24

Thu May 21

Wed May 20

Hi my Grandmother lived there...no 14 Berry Street,my mum remembers this shop through a story her mum told.

Wed Apr 22

dorothy m emmett nee wright

I am trying to trace relatives of frederick harold emmett married to Dorothy Wright in 1952 My e mail address is

Wed Apr 15

I lived in Bernard Shaw House in the 50s with my mum dad and two sisters,Linda and Susan. It was a great place to live .


Fri Apr 03

I used to ride as a kid in the drinkwater trucks from manor road transfer station to stone tip which my father (Bert dawson) was forman I remember bill and dave drinkwater although I was young only around 11 or 12 years old, used to love fodens but they also ran two guys one warrior one big j I think I used to ride with trevor Harwood, I remember Pete who had the only fodens with a white steering wheel and white gear knob, my experience got me hooked on trucks I love them now a driver myself, I would love know if trevor Harwood is still alive, he lived in knollys road Streatham mind you was over 40 years ago, very fond memories of ww drinkwater, regards.. Steve dawson

Sun Feb 15

Barry Road Stonebridge

I too remember Barry Road very well used to have to lug the family laundry up to the "bagwash" and what a walk it was.We lived on Shakespeare Avenue but I went to school with several kids from Barry Road. Always remember the scrap yard at the bottom of barry road where Mr Crawford the owner Canadian I think had a big American car that used to sit outside for us kids to dream about riding in. As kids we collected newspapers old rags and took them to the rag and bone yard to get weighed and paid for them. We also collected bottles and took them to the off license on the other corner where a welsh man called taffy would give us pennies for the bottles.I was a paper girl and delivered to Barry Road Brett Road Wesley Shakespeare Carlyle and Milton. Hated the long front yards on Barry road the bushes always had cobwebs grabbing your face in the dark. I have lived in USA for 50 years but still remember the great growing up years in Stonebridge.Saturday morning matinee at the Odeon in Craven p

Tue Jan 06


Hi Ann,

Mon Jan 05


Hi Ann,

Fantastic to get a reply especially from so far away.Fancy you remembering my sisters Josie died 10 yrs ago, Olive in a home very frail, Margo still fine she is 76 she would remember Tom. I married Sylvie 51 yrs we have 2 sons, one lives in Hong Kong with wife and daughter the other lives in Berkshire with wife and 2 grown up kids. We have an apartment in Thailand and spend few months a yr, easy access for our son in H/K, we moved down to South Coast 3 yrs nr Bournemouth. You must have lived near John Scott in my class at school also Brian Clarke had a sister Gloria, she married my best mate George but didn't last long he re married. Do you remember the Tonemans lived on the corner of Wesley Rd/Shakespeare Av well Happy New Year to you to Joe

Mon Jan 05

Mon Jan 05

Mon Jan 05

collin ref ginger

Hi Collin I knew ginger for years he had the café at Harlesden and vanished as usual then turned up on the western ave at Northolt in a slip road by the target roundabout with his mate can not remember his name but They moved out towards High Wycombe on the road to Burnham Beaches then they sold up and vanished couple of lads they were

Mon Dec 22

Hi Joe was that George McGivney that lived in Charlton road and had a brother Pat

Mon Nov 24

Hi Joe was that George McGivney that lived in Charlton road and had a brother Pat

Mon Nov 24

Hi i think i remember ur uncle ted, did he live in burnt oak? Lovely wife flo.

Fri Nov 14

The only thing i remember was flo and ted drinkwater was good friends with my parents. Ted use to bring home his lorry. He was my alarm he was like clockwork. Good ole memories of the drinkwater.. parents lives in burnt oak.

Fri Nov 14

I attended Wesley Rd same time....

Mr Jefferies was maths teacher I also think his wife was a teacher...

Mr Pepper was art teacher, I am Joe Mattey also lived in Wesley Rd

Tue Oct 07

preston gardens

My name is Richard Small I lived at 1 Preston Gardens from 1946 to 59. Any other residents out there.

Thu Oct 02

Sid Bunting

Is this the same Sid that lived in Poplars ave.Had a son who was a good boxer.

Thu Oct 02


I would be grateful if you have any info on Ginger ie his full name , the cafe in church road between Mayo Rd & Heron Rd, where he was living and also if you know of his brother Rollie


Sat Sep 27

willesden DENTON ROAD

Havent been on this site for years and was pleased that you lived in the same house as my fsther Kenneth , were they council houses ? Do you have any fotos of Denton road .I know its demolished what was it like there.

Sat Sep 13

Does anyone know if there was a factory in harlesden making corsets, by the frewer

It was near Willesden junction any info would be helpful it was fre

wer factory

Thu Sep 11