My bohemian grandmother
I used to live in the basement flat of 2 Cromwell Road with my wonderful bohemian grandmother from 1965 – 1978. Does anyone remember Willit’s Wood Yard? Of course I may have the name wrong – it was at the back of the dairy. It is long gone I know, but there were some wonderful old carpenters that worked there. It seemed that they always had time to talk to me; I will never forget the wonderful aroma of wood. And whenever I encounter the smell of wood it evokes poignant memories for me.
Wonderful nostalgic memories
I remember there being the Southwick Hill Farm Dairy behind the house, is that still there? I remember the kindly milkmen that worked there who always spoke to me as I played down the alley beside the house, and was the entrance to dairy. I have so many nostalgic childhood memories of that amazing Victorian house. I would often sit on the gatepost reading. I remember crying bitterly when I had to leave my childhood home to move to London, I never got over it. I often think of those wonderful carefree times running wild and free up and down Cromwell Road, they were some of the happiest days of my life.
Do you remember
Did you ever live in Cromwell Road? Maybe you live there now? If you can share your memories or views of the area, please leave a comment below.