Queries from our readers

The Read family of Ordnance Hill, Scott Ellis Gardens and the Power family, Charles Lane, Manor Nursing Home,

Teresa Read:

My dad  Leonard Jack Read was born in 1926 and lived at 4 Ordnance Hill until he entered the Navy at 17. He had three brothers, Alfred, Ronnie and Richard all younger. I am in the process of doing dad’s life history and would be pleased to hear from anyone who knew them. They owned an Alsation dog called Skipper who I understand was quite mischievous.
I am adding two photos, one of dad when he was around 13-15 years old with his younger brother Alf, taken in the rear garden of their home.  I also add a photo of dad when he joined the Navy. Does anyone recognise them?


Joe Power:

I would be very interested to hear from anyone who remembers a Power family living in Scott-Ellis Gardens.  They occupied several of the flats since my great-grandfather John Power was the “estate agent” for the place.  Others were John, Percy, Hubert (my grandfather), Richard, Gladys and Kathleen.  My father lived there as a child.


David Barrett:

I am trying to find information about Charles Lane and whether anyone recalls a Mrs Ethel Hunt living at 29 Charles Lane


Georgette Kutik-Miller:

Georgette would like to be put in touch with people born, living or working in Manor Nursing Home in St. John’s Wood where she was born on 7 August 1940 but where her mother Jirina (Hanak) Kutik so sadly died on 13 August 1940.  She has two photos from that time  – one of her father holding her and one of nurse Alsher cradling her, both taken in the lovely extensive grounds of the house.  She also would like to hear from people born, living or working in neighbouring houses.


This page was added on 01/04/2014.

Comments about this page

  • Dear Adrianne, Did you have 2 brothers, one called Joey? I went to Barrow Hill from 1947 until 1953. I loved the wood such a lovely place. I am still in touch with Ernie Feaver who lived in number one Acacia Gardens. Do you remember us Ernie Feaver and me, Kenny Poulton. Please let mo know, my e mail is kenpoulton97@yahoo.com. regards, Ken

    By Kenny poulton (19/02/2018)
  • Is there anyone who lived in the prefabs from 1948 till 1954? Does anyone remember me or my family, the Hyams Family? Or anyone that went to Barrow Hill School from 1948 till 1954?

    By Adriane Hanover (Hyams) (13/09/2017)

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