Moving into South Oxhey

orange boxes covered in curtains

By Joan Manning

When they built the house they put gas boilers in one road and electric in the other to keep the suppliers happy.

They gave you a welcome box from Braziers when you moved in.

We painted the middle of the stairs to make it look like carpet and we used orange boxes covered in curtains for the bedside tables.

This page was added on 05/03/2010.

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  • I lived at 50 Ashburnham Drive, we moved in about 1952/53, I was about 5yrs old,then, it must have been a trend for orange boxes to be used as bedside tables,my parents lived in the same house till they died,

    By Tony Davison (07/04/2018)
  • I believe this was written by my late Auntie Joan. Den Manning. Ex Prestwick Rd, Muirfield Rd, Warren Dell, WBGS. Left for Oz. 1960.

    By Den Manning (30/11/2011)
  • Those were the days. I remember them well.

    By Josephine Parsons (Nee Searle) (10/11/2010)

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