Sandown Road

Who are the children?

By Josie Campbell

Clip clop, clip clop - not the normal sound to be heard in Sandown Road and it brought Cyril Campbell out of his house to take this photograph in the early to mid 1970's. But who are the children? No-one has ever been able to find out.
Can you identify them?  If you can, leave a message in the comments below.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Sandown Road' page
This page was added on 15/01/2007.
Comments about this page

I lived in Sandown Road at that time and although I cannot say who they are, they definitely didn't live in the road.

By Sandra Buckle (nee Bunney) (09/07/2008)

I used to live just a few doors away from you Sandra and it was a close community back then and I don't know who they are. It looks like they were outside Mony Doris's house.

By Mark Chatfield (15/02/2011)

I definitely agree with you there Sandra, but in the background I think is the German lady (Mrs Marchant/Marshall ?). And Josie I remember your mum and dad, they always had a 3 wheeler car, and your dad gave my dad advice on how to get his disabled bay installed. We lived at number 63, weren't they number 47?

By Tracey Fournier (11/04/2011)

Tracey - it was the Diplocks you remembered who had the 3-wheeler car, they lived in the flat below my husband's parents.

By Josie Campbell (31/05/2011)

Hi, have just stumbled across your website and saw this photo, I used to live at no.29 between 1963 and 1987 and like the others I don't recognise these guys at all. My brother Colin and I used to play with Gary Diplock and, yes, it was his dad who had the 3-wheeler. The German lady was as far as I recall either Margret or Margot and her huband was Ronald and they lived in 33. I think the Patchings still live in no.1 and a shame that the Homewoods had to give up their corner shop a good few years ago. Does anyone remember the 1977 Jubilee street party we had? Happy days!

By Malcolm Bodle (21/09/2013)

I lived at number 2 and my mum only left the flat at Christmas 2015 when she passed away after living in Sandown Road for  61 years. I remember the Jubilee party and I also remember Mr Diplock and he was still there about four years ago.

By Sharon Bament (22/08/2017)

They may have been gypsy travellers passing through. Who else would be riding bareback? I am not familiar with this street so I can’t speak with any knowledge. But we all seem to remember the travelling tradesmen like the knife grinders. Not impossible to imagine these youngsters might be family.

By Sandra Bohtlingk (23/08/2017)

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