Tales From The Forumside
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1 - The Mystery of the Trains
2 - The Ghost in the Mirror
3 - Tales My Mother Told Me
4 - Life in The Forumside
5 - A Day at the Zoo
6 - The Strange Tale of Father Patrick O’Murphy
7 - Uncle Paddy
8 - The Irish Ferry
9 - The School Dentist
with John Mone
To Don Shaw for his
assistance and his book, “Growing Up With Agnes”
Memories for Posterity,
U3A Redcliffe, Writing,
Formatting, Editing EBooks Group
To my wife Jayne, for her
Forumside was an industrial area bordered by about twenty shops and
thirty flats, close to Edgware’s Station Road and The High Street.
It lay at the beginning of the Edgware Road, which runs for 16
kilometres/ten miles, to Marble Arch in central London.
When I was a child, it
was surrounded by three pubs, an ancient church with a bell-ringing
tower, a school and a railway goods yard. Nestled inside this
L-shaped block was a bread factory named “Spurriers”, several
engineering factories and workshops, a telephone exchange and two
very old workmen’s cottages which must have been leftover from
Edgware’s agricultural past.
The Entrance to The
Forumside, was a laneway known locally as The Alley, or more commonly
The Forum, it’s main purpose was to give access to the factories
and the flats, which were mainly occupied by families with children,
several of these families had up to twelve children each. This was
after two world wars and the British population was being encouraged
to repopulate the country and it would seem that the parents of The
Forumside were doing their best for Britain.