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Derek Usher  wrote about The Life Boys: The Surrey Area - Part 1:
“I was born and bred in Bude and this brings back vivid childhood memories of the 40's & 50's. Loved the shots of Efford Ditch where my friends and I spent virtually every hour available and particularly holidays!!”
A.S  wrote about Young Hopefuls:
“I lived here as a baby from 1961 to 1967. We had to leave when we reached the age of 6. i am 55 years old now and remember it...”
Antony Brown  wrote about Tour of Ruislip-Northwood U.D.C.:
“As a boy in the 1960s, I lived in Wiltshire Lane, Eastcote and Haydon Hall was my playground. I also remember going to innoculation clinics in Eastcote House before it was demolished. The walled garden is still one of my favourite places and I take every opportunity to visit if I am in London (I now live in Scotland).
The "modern single storey flatted roof buildings" which appear in the film were behind Haydon Hall and some are still there. I recall they were Ruislip-Northwood UDC (as it then was) buildings, but there were also civil defence properties behind the Hall too, this being the era when nuclear war was a real threat.
I have no idea what the purpose of the film was, clearly the man is revisiting old haunts in Eastcote and Ruislip, but the "mushroom interlude" is a mystery. He follows a route which I often take myself from Eastcote tube station to Eastcote House grounds, on to Haydon Hall and then back to Eastcote village which is much more built up now and then to the historic core of Ruislip and the King's College playing fields. These are all still clearly identifiable today, but I suspect had changed much in the driver's lifetime. Fascinating for me though and I'm glad I found it. There is very little motion picture material about this area still available.”
Anon  wrote about The Balloon:
“I'm Nick, the kid kicking the ball. It was filmed in Braintree, Essex and I remember us all travelling there by bus and making ourselves feel sick drinking as much free slush puppies as we could!!! Great times, wonderful memories ”
Janet Woods nee Smith  wrote about Beauty in the Borough:
“Grew up in Muswell Hill and went to Tetherdown Primary School and Hornsey High. We lived in Woodland Gardens and Dad paid £800 for number 65 during the war. Those houses are now fetching nearly £2 million. The film brought back many happy memories.”
“Fantastic film, but this can not have been filmed between 8am and 9am as the Fish and Chip shop is open (Ruby Fish Bar on the corner of Camac Road and Staines Road). At least 2 people walk away from the shop with dinner wrapped or indeed unwrapped! And one of them was my old next door neighbour!! Also spotted 2 youngsters I knew - amazing to see old the old cars as well.”
“This looks like the corner of Clifton Road and Heath Road. Shops on the far block, would have been Phillips the butchers, further up Martins Newsagents and Friths Chemist. I think picture is taken just by Spikins Garage.”
Andy Holt  wrote about The Other Side of Docklands:
“This film now available on YouTube.”
Hilary Kilborn  wrote about S.E.18: Impressions of a London Suburb:
“Interesting to see the "old" Woolwich. I was about 15 when this film was made and knew Woolwich well although I lived in Blackheath. I can remember lots of the areas shown and used to cycle around there quite a bit. I also played the trombone on the soundtrack!”
Lynne Maultby (nee Lynne Allen)  wrote about Active spastics :
“I found this site simply by accident but reading the article brought back many fond memories. I was lucky to work at the Scunthorpe Centre for a short time , around 1965/66 . I was very young and my experiences there formed a large part of my further career. Terry I remember as a brilliant young man with a great personality and true grit.
I moved on after a year and went to work at the Belfont Hotel in Clacton-on-Sea. More important experiences to gain, but my thoughts of Scunthorpe and the people there remained with me.
One great memory was when the Small Faces came to visit the Centre (meeting a real rock band was something terrific at my young age - Rod Stewart of course)

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