Memories of Sandra Webb re the Hogans of Baldwyns Road

Some of you may just may remember the Hogans..

Bill Hogan was born in Crayford in1906 (my granddad), a few years later he moved in to no 30 , his dad died in approx. 1920, granddad had an older brother Thomas born 1904 he died in 1919 of TB.

Kathleen was born in 1908 she attended the Maypole school and in 1919 also recorded as died of TB.

Horace ( Jim) was born in 1911, he married a Scottish lady and they had 2 boys, he died in Scotland in 1946. (throat infection)

Ernest was born in 1913, he was in the army when he died in 1940 (also with a throat infection) not married.

Christine was the last child to be born in1917 but alas died in 1920 of TB.

Grandads mum died about 1928 of TB also. Grandad had married my nan Grace, they had Cyril 1927 , Daphne (mum)1928 June 1929 and Michael, all are still with us.

Mum has lots of memorys as does aunt June . The dell sledging, Edgwothy the police man. Mr Curdling .aunt nan next door, the Colegates, the Hut, Barretts and of course Charlie Lawrence, he was a good friend of granddads, they both loved motor bikes!!!!

Grandad was at first with the home guards, he was put on the big gun Betha he called it) on the heath and shot down a plane ( well that's what he told us ) ? he was as Charlie conscripted and went to the desert where he became a staff sargent and was mechanic on the lorrys, there. mum went into the land army and june the wrafs.Cyril went into the army all at the end of the war. I also have some very happy memorys too of the maypole, going down the hut, playing around the air raid shelter in the back garden the outside toilet(no bathroom then) the shop up the top of the road, and the starlings used to make so much noise in the evenings, and so much more ........

From the Maypolehostory team . . . . .

Records on the School Register show the following:-
Katherine HOGAN entered Maypole School on 2/6/1913. Father shown as Thomas. A record dated 6/4/1914 shows deceased.
Horace Arthur HOGAN entered Maypole School on 4/5/1914. Father shown as Thomas. Left the school on 9/4/1925 through age.
Willie HOGAN entered Maypole School on 7/9/1914. Father shown as Thomas. Left the school on 29/7/1920 through age.
Ernest HOGAN entered Maypole School on 7/5/1917. Father shown as Thomas. Left the school on 20/12/1917 withdrawn for time.
Cyril HOGAN entered Maypole School on 7/9/1931. Father shown as William Edward. Left the school 29/7/1938 to go to West Central.
Daphne HOGAN entered Maypole School on 13/6/1932. Father shown as William Edward. Left the school on 4/8/1939 to go to West Central.
June HOGAN entered Maypole School on 18/9/1933. Father shown as William. Left the school on 2/8/1940 to go to Dartford West central for girls.
Michael HOGAN entered Maypole School on 15/9/1941. Father shown as William Edward. Left the school on 1/8/1947 to Dartford Modren for Boys.

Grace Ethel HOGAN and William Edward HOGAN are shown in the voters register of 1937 and 1958 as living at 30 Baldwyns Road

A Messr J HOGAN (presumably Horace ?) and an F HOGAN are shown in a newspaper cutting of 1914 "MAYPOLE DAY FUN AND FROLIC LET LOOSE" as taking part. This can be found on the page entitled - "The annual procession and sports day."

The below copied from that cutting

25 yards boys, 1, P Ivy; 2, S. Burt; 3, L. Colegate; 4, J. Hogan.
25 yards girls, 1, C. Elliman; 2, N. Thompson; 3, Jessie Taylor; 4, D. Barber.
Three legged race, 1. Cliff. Rose and Clem. Burt;2, F. Hogan and P. Skevington; 3, C. Jibb and Rex Baxter.

The HOGANS were well remembered and mentioned by the late Gordon LENNOX.

A photograph of the Maypole Institute Football team of 1922 shows a Mr HOGAN in the line up. This photo can be found on the page entitled "Maypole Institute (Hut!)"







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