Coffee Shop in High Street
By Lyn Adkins
I remember the strong smell of coffee from the coffee shop in the High Street too, as I used to work in the hairdressers above the coffee shop as a Saturday girl. I was 15 years old then. I can still remember that smell, amazing.
I used to go into Lyons tea shop for lunch. I also remember going on the Christmas ride in Cawdells, I thought it was wonderful. Going through the tunnel at the end to see Father Christmas and to get your present. I have a photo of myself at the age of 7 or 8yrs receiving my present….Such great days they were.
Saturday mornings at Top Rank, loved them. Felt so grown up…. My frend and I won a miming competition at Top Rank. The prize was a MONKEES L.P. which we had to share.. My friend got to keep it though as we moved to Australia in 1969, and are still here in Brisbane Qld. Am so wanting to come back HOME for a White Christmas, is too hot here…
So many memories have come flooding back of Watford, reading everyone’s comments. The pond I remember it freezing in Winter.
I went to Francis Coombe secondary School in Horeshoe lane, Garston.. before that Leavesden Green. My Nan lived at Oxhey. My dad used to work for Benskins driving the trucks to all the pubs delivering the barrels of beer. All of my Mum’s family worked at Benskins, their surname is DEACON…
Cassiobury Park, I remember swimming there on many an occasion… great childhood memories…..