Bank Holiday Book Sale - 15% off every title

Barking, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Born In Greatfields Road In 1952.

Went to Eastbury School, Dawson Ave. Was friends with Joan Petchey, Jane Peterson, Joan Palmer, Wendy Roberts, Doreen Spooner, Janice Bridgeman,Linda Etty, Heather Saint. Now live on Canvey Island as do Doreen and Linda. Heather and I used to live next door to each other and now we live a few streets away ...Read full memory

How Good Barking Was In The 1950s

I was born in Shirley Gardens in 1935, right opposite Barking Park where I spent most of my childhood at Barking open air lido. What a magnificent place that was! My father was a policeman in Barking so we always knew what was going on! In winter we would go swimming at Barking indoor pool and always have ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Shirley Bates

The Road Where I Was Born October 1944,Earliest Memory Approx 1944

Opposite the Odeon cinema, the spotted dog and off licence. I'm certain it was Tommy Keene from Axe St who would be on Wakering Rd with his barrow selling sea food by the half and pint on Sunday. The co-op chemist, then the Insurance shop with a ship in a glass case in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Lesley Hawken