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Hi, I worked at Harrimonds in the office upstairs back when I was a teenager, in about 1969 used to get up about 6-15am to get ready and walk down to Preston circus to catch the work coach that picked us up there. at about 7-15am. Clothes for Marks and Spencer were made there from what I can remember, nice place to work. Gill
I went to see THE WHO in 1967 at The Dome, Brighton, I was 14 they smashed up their expensive electrical equipment, drum kit etc, at the end of the gig ,scaring us all sparks everywhere, put me off them for good, especially when us kids would have given the earth just to own a simple guitar or drum kit, sheer waste!!
I remember Ms Tugwell, nice lady. I believe she took over from Mr Shepherd. I think I was there around 1960 to 1965(ish).
Hello Margaret, I’m obviously not sure if you’re still looking for info, but I attach my photo of an extract of a map from The Keep of the renumbering of Reynolds Ave/Valley Drive that happened in 1942, where no. 15 is Penlee. (Editor’s note: photo not currently displayed, pending checks on rights to re-publish the image, but we hope the information supplied is still useful.)
In the 1938 Kelly’s directory, it’s not there; in the 1940 one, it’s occupied by Arthur Constance; in 1947, Mrs VE Pearce; and in 1949, 1951 and 1954 by Thomas Watts Gill. Sometimes I believe it is the name of the owner of the house, not necessarily the occupant. Throughout from the 1928 directory to 1954, no. 17 Pen(n)croft, is occupied by William Travers, and for a long time it was the first house at the bottom of the road, on that side. The houses with the SERDC code on them are early ones, with the planning permission given by what was then Steyning paris council; the plans are at The Keep. I live at the bottom and have been compiling a little history of the road. I could take a photo of the house as it is now if you like, but it sounds like you’re in touch with the owner. best wishes, Jan
Fabulous Sherry, we are now in touch on email (:
For Charlie Rallings above. I used to use Preston Park station a lot and can only recall one business next to PP Station and that was a garage and taxi service literally just outside the “Down” side tunnel entrance. They used to operate some pre-war Morris taxis.