Sunday, 13 April 2008

Down memory lane...

Believe it or not, some people actually leave Worcester Park and move elsewhere. Madness, I know.

One such ex-pat has been in touch from across the pond - it's nice to know that Worcester Park is still on his mind more than 50 years after he moved away:

"My name is John H. Carr. I lived at 114 Longfellow Rd. from approx. 1942 to 1955. My fathers name was Jack Carr, my mother Nelly, my two younger brothers are Bill & Fred. I attended Stone West County Secondary School and was a member of the 10th Mid Surrey Boys Brigade Company at The Methodist Church.

I emigrated to Canada in the late 1950's and live in Vancouver, B.C. I've always kept an interest in Worcester Park. I even met a woman living here in Vancouver who was from Worcester Park and my adult son met a fellow on the bus who was from Longfellow Rd (although his name and address have been misplaced).

He did jokingly tell my son:

"You can tell your father we were the only Chinese family in the area!"

I'd be very interested to talk with others still living in (or who did live in) the area - especially anyone who lived there around the same time as my family did.

I look forward to your responses and until then cheers!"

If you want to get in touch with John, you can email him on or alternatively post your comments and memories below.