'Robin Edmonds is 50'
Born in 1955 in Battersea, London to Ron & Lucy, the early
years were spent at Mount Pleasant Road and Courthill Road with the
growing family, plus Nanny & Granddad Day and Aunty Joyce.
attended Hither Green Primary School, becoming a star pupil and
receiving a prize from the Lady Mayoress of Lewisham for his
painting of a balloon seller, which was displayed as part of a
school art competition in the Co-op, Lewisham. His
achievements at the time include owning the fastest tortoise in
Lewisham (as measured in competition at the Cheesemans department store) and passing the
11plus, enabling him to move on to Brockley County Grammar School.
move to Leahurst Road coincided with the start of grammar school.
The time at school was not as successful as the time at home. But
the holidays were always good. This photo from the Blue Anchor
caravan site at Seasalter, Whitstable, 1967. No idea who the kid far
followed 5 years of terror and boredom at Brockley, broken only by
moving from Leahurst to Handen Road, then Brownhill Road, and the formation of the Leegate Legirons football team and social group
from co-workers at the world famous Keymarkets supermarket in Lee
Green. Few sensible photographs remain from that time, except this
one from a boys vs girls match at Sutcliffe Park, the nightly
haunt for the Legirons, who would spend all evening from the end of
shelf filling duties until after dark playing football. Or
A marriage to Jane Harley occurred, much to everyone's amazement.
Especially Jane, who thought that it was a birthday party. This
ended after a few years, leaving 4 cats to be divided between the
The Milton Keynes years
romance with Jackie sort of happened against her wishes. That'll
teach her to dare a BT engineer to find out her phone number. A trip
to see 'Superman-the movie' ended with the decision to visit Milton
Keynes as we weren't busy on the Sunday. The combination of the
surroundings and a stroppy estate agent provided the spur to buy a
house in MK and
up from London. Marriage followed, Robin not having learned from the
first time, Jackie knowing no better and the cats needing proper
parents. A magnificent day spoiled only by Robin's tinted lenses on
Little did they know when they tied the knot that 3 lovely
children would spew forth in the space of 9 years, though some after
a bit of a struggle (no names, Lora !).
But with (or more probably without) his help, his family have
turned out OK.
And, hopefully, they'll be around to celebrate the next 50 years.