I grew up in Merton (1947 to 1963) and was at the Coronation Street Party in Oxford Avenue (Wimbledon Chase) in 1953. I would be delighted to know if there is to be a Jubilee party there, or nearby, this year.Original photographs can be seen on Page 2 of my History Pin Channel at http://www.yourtotalevent.com/My%20Life/YTEHistoryPin.htmRegards to Merton!Mike
Mike Strange ● 3936d4 Comments
The link to my photographs has changed it is now and starts with a video giving a short message.https://www.historypin.org/en/jubilee-party-in-oxford-avenue-recreating-195/geo/51.410898,-0.21677,5/bounds/38.339123,-13.575115,61.583956,13.141575/paging/1/pin/85296
Mike Strange ● 1815d
Mike, It is still a great place to live - especially Ox Ave / The Chase. Very friendly area with a real sense of community. There were some plans for a jubilee BBQ / party on Ox Ave but I think they have wobbled as everyone thought it was a good idea but have struggled to find the time to organise it. I'll let you know if it changes and you can be our guest of honour.Grahame.
Grahame Darnell ● 3934d
Hi Mike - what great photos! I'll try to get them on the main part of the site. I'm awaiting the official list of street parties in Merton and will let you know if Oxford Avenue is on there. I'll also see if anyone else has heard of any plans for a street party.Thanks for posting on the forum.
WimbledonSW19 Editor ● 3935d