Bombed out of London

Moving from Highbury to Kirkaldy Green (oral history)

Watching the building

We used get the old train from Highbury, we used to live in Holloway Road, y’know Islington, and we used to get the train from Highbury out to South Oxhey and before it was all getting rebuilt, and we used to come out to see the houses being built, and wait for our house to be built.  We used to live in Kirkaldy Green, that’s where we moved into, our first house was in Kirkaldy Green. 

Bombed out

[Did you have a choice which house?] No, what actually happened, when we came out here, the people who had the property before we moved out, they wanted to move back to London.  So what happened is we done a sort of transfer, they moved where we were and we moved back, we moved here.  The reason why we moved here because half of London was nearly bombed out.  So we thought we’d move out, Mum and Dad said “let’s move out to a new estate” so we came out here.  But half of London where we were, half of it was all flattened…

This page was added on 30/07/2012.

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  • I too lived in Kirkcaldy Green , remember a house catching fire was repaired within days, we were very posh with an outside workshop and covered toilet, loved living there it was one big playground,
    Remember the ” Droys” I think that was their name, living opposite. Irish guy lived next door. My parent moved down to S Wales, in about 62. Went for a short time to a Infants School at Bushey and belonged to CTC.
    Remember playing in the woods and catching newts.
    Belonged to the scouts for a short time.

    By ray stroud (12/02/2018)

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