Once Upon a Time: Recollections of an Edwardian Childhood in Colliers Wood

Local History Notes 15: by James B Bass of Millers Mead


These engaging reminiscences, put on paper between 1966 and 1970, have been edited by Eric Montague. Mr Bass, who was born in 1897, recalled with affection the ‘compact community’ of early 20th-century Colliers Wood, the games, treats and semi-rural pleasures of childhood in the days of horse-buses; the annual highlights of Epsom Week and Sanger’s Circus; and the coming of the electric tram and the cinema.


Review by Judith Goodman in MHS Bulletin 132 (Dec 1999)