Maypole of the 1950s

This page has been constructed from donations by Maypolechippy - real name to follow in the near future we hope !

The below images can be seen a little more clearly in their original pdf format if you go to the bottom of the page and click on the relevant underlined title


Maypole of the 1950s - History of Maypole, Dartford Heath


Maypole of the 1950s - History of Maypole, Dartford Heath

Maypole of the 1950s - History of Maypole, Dartford Heath




In an E Mail from Maypolechippy


"Having left the Maypole in my early twenties (when I got married) and having lived in Canada for the past 42 years, I had naturally lost touch with most things Maypole.

My recently widowed sister (who still lives in the Bexley area) visited my wife and me this summer and we had a good time reminiscing about life on the Maypole in the 40’s and 50’s. We had great fun trying to name the other children living on the Maypole at that time, which led to us to develop a list of names and best guesses of their addresses. The result is a sketch of the Maypole as we remember it from that time and an accompanying list of names.


We were also interested to see Stephen Parker’s Sunday School Outing photo of which I also have a copy. We tried to fill in the missing names in Stephen’s photo and made a record of them. I would like to share these memories with you in the hope that in their small way they add another snippet the ever evolving recorded history of the Maypole".


Kindly donated by 'Maypolechippy' are three attachments - and very well produced they are too, we might add !



Click on any of them below and you will be able to see their content in the original PDF image format. As you will see they have been created in great detail and are invaluable to those who wish to recall or discover.

We look forward with great relish to further contributions from Maypolechippy.

Plan of the Maypole Housing Estate c1950

Names of residents living on the housing estate

Sunday School Outing with coach in the background - photo with names



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