Friends and Neighbours
The move from Twelve Acre Crescent to
Johnson Way took place on 10th November 1958.
The dates on the photographs and the decor reveal that old friends made one or more trips to the new address.
August 1958 - August 1959 - August 1958.
Rosemary Knight, Anne Pickering and Margaret Reid playing cards. The larger view of Margaret includes an additional image.
Anne became a nurse, the Reid family emigrated to America circa 1960.
There are more pictures of Anne and Margaret on the
Coronation party pages.
Margaret, Anne and Rosemary examine the photograph album. The photograph on show in the album is
Marion Mack and her sister Honora. See also the
section of this site. The larger view of Honora includes an image from 1958.
Ian Hockney and his cat. Snowy was a kitten of the Knights cat Fluff which originally came from
The photograph on the right is mainly included to settle discussions on whether the houses at Twelve
Acre Crescent had any form of central heating. If one radiator fed by a coke boiler in the kitchen is central heating, then the answer appears to be Yes.
The three pictures above were all taken in the Hockneys house in December 1959. However whether it
is 65 Twelve Acre Crescent or their later address in Broomhill Road is unknown.
December 1959 - December 1958 - March 1960.
Ian Hockneys step-mother Marjorie on a visit to
Johnson Way. Several return visits were made to the Hockneys who moved from Twelve Acre to Broomhill Road at about the time the Knights moved out. Ian and his brother Geoffrey may also be seen in these
Mrs. Byrne from No. 69 after the Macks moved out and Mrs. Pawsey and daughter from Johnson Way.
May 1959 - December 1958.
Lindsey Pratt whose father worked with
Leslie Knight. He was the workshop foreman and
worked with Leslie at Frank Whittles Power Jets works at
and later in the Air House at Pyestock. Lindseys father died in 1996.
On the right, Alan Parkes who lived in nearby Rafborough and shared with
a common interest in photography. A copy of Amateur Photographer rests on his knee.
Mr. & Mrs. Hitchings were originally from Ilford but had moved to Fleet in the late 1950s. Ena met
Vera Knight through the Mother’s Union and Nick was an engineer. They were frequent visitors and went on several
holidays with Vera and