Barking, Curfew Tower c.1955
Memories of Barking, Curfew Tower C1955
I was born in Upney Hospital 53 years ago. My husband and myself were married at this church on October 15th 1977. It was a very nice warm day and we were lucky to have a beautiful sunset when we had our pictures taken on the steps at the back of the abbey. There were about 100 guests all standing on the steps. As we walked through the tower they rang the bells of the church. My husband and myself still live in Barking, we lived just around the corner to each other and never knew it. His mum used to see my mum with me in the pushchair and say "What a lovely little girl". Little did she know I would grow up to be her daughter-in-law! We had three children and now we are waiting for the birth of our 6th grandchild....happy days.
Memories of Barking
I remember Blakes Corner and Blakes Market - my friend Ann (now my sister-in-law) used to buy our stockings at Fannie Shaws market stool in the market.
I so remember Barking like this. I wasn't born until '59 but it still looked a lot like this picture. I often wonder how it changed so much. It's not at all how I remember it now. I go back to see family occasionally, but since my mum died, it's not the same. Sad but true...
I was born in Williams ward in Upney in 1957. We lived on Thames View in a small flat near the top end of Bastable Avenue. We then moved to Bredo House – I will always remember the flat, it had a downstairs and a staircase up to the 2 bedrooms, bathroom and toilet. There was a door at the top of the stairs leading onto ...Read full memory
Can anyone confirm if there was a bomb dropped on the school in Chitty Lane. Thanks.