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London- Croydon and Brighton

all seasons in one day 18 °C

Today I went to C roydon to visit where Angela grew up, first up I went to Kings Cross Station to organise my ticket to Edinburgh on Sunday as I only had the voucher at this point, I then caught the subway to Victoria station and then a Southern Rail train to East Croydon. I got a map from the tourist office and surprisingly enough managed to find my way to what use to be their house...okso it wasn't that diffcultbut I am sure Angela gave me a helping hand. Their house is still probably one of the better kept ones and there was a rose bush in the garden and I wondered how long it had been there because Nanny(Angela's mum) always liked Roses. I spoke to a couple of the residents of the area but they had moved in about 5-6 years after mums family had migrated to Australia, they did show me where the local primary school was but also pointed out that the original had been knocked down. I felt quite emotional after this and so took a slow alk back to the station...I am so glad I did it, my regret is that I was not able to come here with Angela. After lunch I caught another Southern Railways train to Brighton where great Nanny lived and where I remember Angela saying they used to go for some holidays. Brighton is on the coast but the beaches are so different they are all pebblesand not all that small, but nice and clean and you can hire deck chairs to sit on the beach ( in some of the Parks here as well you can hire deck chairs to use cost is around one pound 50 and hour). I went down Brighton Pier..it is just like I have seen in some movies. and bought some Fish and Chips cos everyone does and while they may not have been the best fish and chips that I've had I acn say that I have done it!! I spoke to a local couple who had lived at Hove which is bout 5minutes away from Brighton, for most of their lives and they filled me on all the changes that would have happened over the years since mum migrated to Australia.
I hope you have had a chace to look at the few photoes I have put up I will try to put some more up know.

Posted by Brians RTW 12:53 Archived in England Tagged round_the_world

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