Saturday, 13 July 2019

TUDOR PARADE, COULSDON ROAD, OLD COULSDON, c1955 - who remembers Ruby serving in the corner shop?

Another image of Tudor Parade shops at Old Coulsdon, c1955.

On the left is the top of Placehouse Lane, and behind the left shoulder of the photographer would be the terminus of the 190 bus outside the Tudor Rose pub. Crews used to take their breaks in the Old Tudor Cafe, seen here.

During term time lunch breaks, this parade would also be frequented by boys from the former Purley Grammar School, next door to the Tudor Rose.
The school has now been replaced by Coulsdon College.

Former pupils fondly remember the Tudor Bakery !

Image courtesy of Scott's Series - first published by David Isted.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Geoff Charman RIP

It has been reported that Geoff Charman had died over the weekend from a stroke. 

More details soon but there will be a service at Worth Crematorium in due course.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Purley Boys Swimming team 1979 80

 Top right is Richard Mowbray   - Paul Barber - any others spotted and named ? Leave in the comments box below.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Colts cricket 1982

 Kenny K. Singh Bhogal with Tim Webb, Daren Hastain, Malcolm Dombrandt, you, Jeff Sweetman, Jason Booth, Roy Shivmangal, Simon Witham, South African guy liked diamonds, Nick Witham, Lee ???, ???? Hodge and Guy Mathews. Pls add any more info in the comments box below.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

Martin Smith spotted

Good to see Martin Smith looking so well. A stalwart of PGS around 1965-1971-ish and a great friend of the Arts. Last seen applauding John Shirley on his 80th Birthday at the theatre in Cheltenham earlier this year.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

A follow up to Peter Humphrey’s experiences in China. Peter is a former PGS lad - 1967-1974

Peter Humphrey was imprisoned in China - you can read more on his ordeal here -

 Click here to read.

'‘I was being falsely accused and I had no way to escape’'

There is a video on this page.

Peter Humphrey in 1970 school group photo

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