Acton, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Acton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Acton

Browse 72 photo books on Acton and the surrounding area.

Corner Tuck Shop

I remember as a small child living in a flat at Spencer Road, Acton. My cousin  lived with his parents in the flat above. We always enjoyed our trip to the corner tuck shop where we could buy brill ice cream and drinks. I remember Acton as a clean, lovely place to live with its tall well-kept buildings and people were very ...Read full memory

A memory of Acton

Acton The Good Old Days

We moved down to Acton from Stafford in the midlands in 1949 when I was 4 years old. We were given a flat in The Vale, my first school was East Acton infants up East Acton lane, a cracking little school. I was very happy there until they moved me to East Acton House close to Bromyard Avenue. Oh happy days there, the ...Read full memory

A memory of Acton by Roger Brown

Tony Bros Ice Cream

I worked in the Tony Bros Ice Cream factory as a school holiday job in 1967 or 68. I vividly remember Tony Tedeschi, who chain smoked Benson and Hedges, Derek the gentle giant who took me under his wing and the lovely Yolande. It was hard work, but good fun and it's a shame it's all gone now. We definitely made the best choc ices in the area.

A memory of Acton by Hugh Macken