Memories of Beale's cafe

Your Nostalgia picture on February 4 brings back many memories for me. I think it is about 1944 as I recognise Beale s caf� in the foreground. My mother worked in the kitchen there at the time and I well remember having a holiday job when I was only 12 ye

Your Nostalgia picture on February 4 brings back many memories for me.

I think it is about 1944 as I recognise Beale's caf� in the foreground. My mother worked in the kitchen there at the time and I well remember having a holiday job when I was only 12 years old, helping the girl who worked there creaming the buns.

The girl I worked with was named Joyce Mason, and I think she came from Arrington, I'd love to know if she is still around. Her sister was Jean Watson, who lived in Mill Road at the time and was a waitress at the caf�. Also there was Daphne Blows, a Miss Gilby, and another Daphne who I believe was married to the late Dennis Watson, a conductor or driver on 108 bus.

There were several others, including Miss Hughes and Molly Hines, and the thing I remember is the lovely smell of coffee that wafted out of the door as you walked by the caf�. I well remember we had an outing to Southend that year with Carter's coaches and the driver was Bill Corington from Guilden Morden, who later became a friend of my late husband.


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Royston has certainly changed a lot since those days with all the old characters gone.

Mrs Lily Mead

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Ps. I agree with Matt Gooding's write-up on the Iraq war enquiry, what a waste of money on all these enquiries which will go nowhere. We don't know half of what these politicians get up to.

Also on council spending our money on consultants, obviously they have too much money to waste on these things which should be spent where it is actually needed.

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