Over 50s Lifestyle Vlogcast

Lamlash Street: A Portrait of 1960’s Post-War London Through One Family’s Story

July 31, 2023

Do you ever take time to reminisce about growing up. Where you lived, your neighbourhood, your childhood memories?

We all have a story we could tell and my guest today, J.M. Phillip shares her story of growing up in South East London in the ’60s. Jill is the author of Lamlash Street: A Portrait of 1960’s Post-War London Through One Family’s Story is a heartfelt historical memoir. If you like non-stereotypical female characters, working-class endurance, and rallying from abundant loss, then you’ll adore Jill Phillips’ moving recollection.

Explore a world that can’t be visited anymore—South East London, 1963.

On Lamlash Street, Cockney families have more life and character than money, living among the bombed out and condemned buildings. Post WWII London will evolve swiftly into the era of The Beatles, Twiggy, and modern, swinging London.

Experience the lively true story of a girl on her way to being a young woman, coming-of-age at a moment in London’s history unlike any other. It’s a time when a local factory shutting down could mean families torn apart and relying on questionable yet quirky neighbors as they find inventive ways to survive the trauma of the past. 

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Meet Jill

J.M. Phillips is a family storyteller with a passion to inspire families to connect through the telling of their past. She started life on Lamlash Street in London, emigrated to Canada, where she obtained her master’s degree, and spent 30 years working as an Occupational Therapist and Hospital Manager. Motivated by her family’s experiences in1960’s London, Jill shares their stories to celebrate a time of close family connections in difficult life situations and a way of life which is fondly remembered. Learn more atwww.jmphillipsauthor.com.

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Lamlash Street by J.M. Phillips

I hope Jill’s story inspires you to reflect on your story and perhaps take it further and write your story for future generations.

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Retirement Reflections July 31, 2023 at 09:01

    What an inspiring story! Thank you so much for introducing Jill to us!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 3, 2023 at 16:09

      Jill was interesting to talk to and some of her childhood mirrored my life in Australia x

  • Reply Gail Is This Mutton August 9, 2023 at 16:16

    Hi Sue – enjoyed this and have recommended it in my blog post today.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 9, 2023 at 17:11

      Oh thanks so much Gail. I appreciate you sharing the episode. x

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