Wednesday 23 May 2001 2.33am
I was born at 142 Blacfriars Rd in 1923 and lived in Peabody Sq until 1953 when I moved to Stevenage New Town, My Mother and Sister lived in peabody's until their deaths in 1978 and 1984 respectively.
I remember quite vividly the opening of the Trocadero, as a kid we could get in there on a Saturday morning for a penny, could somebody tell me what happened to the old Troc.
Of course anybody of my vintage must remember May 10 of 1941when the whole darn place nearly got wiped out ,I was 17 at the time and was in the arp wardens post #6 at the time, the wardens post was in a basement underneath the Sons Of Temperence building, almost next door to The Kings Head Pub and across the road from the Crown, I wonder if those old watering holes still exist.
I now live in S West Florida and since leaving the U K in1965 I have lived in Australia for a few years and 25years in California, we have now been in Florida for 8 yr's and have reached the ripe old age of 77.If anybody over there remembers me I'd love to hear from you George Kalotta