Roundwood Park from the 1920s to 2018 - Part 2

A study of the houses on the Western side (odd numbers)

By Rosemary Ross

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Photo:Nos. 1 and 1a Roundwood Park recently replaced a house, possibly of the 1950s. Does anyone have a photo of the earlier house?

Nos. 1 and 1a Roundwood Park recently replaced a house, possibly of the 1950s. Does anyone have a photo of the earlier house?

R Ross, September 2018

This page was added by Rosemary Ross on 26/03/2019.
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No 1 Roundwood Park, the original house, was not built until after WW2. Throughout the war it was a blank plot on which small boys would play. Containing a pile of unerected fence panels you could climb inside them. Each panel could be twanged so as to make a noise like a Bren gun firing to the accompaniment of much schoolboy shouting and enjoyment.

Early occupants of No 1 were keen liberals when the party was in decline. In 1958 they displayed a huge yellow poster proclaiming TORRINGTON in block capitals. In the spring of 1962when I was helping my parents move out to Common Lane I recall seeing a banner ORPINGTON commenorating the latest liberal by-election victory - my last recollection of Roundwood as a resident.

By John Wyborn
On 30/04/2019

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