Barking, East Street c.1965
Memories of Barking, East Street C1965
I was born at 38 James Street, Barking on Christmas day 1965 (25/12/65.) My father was called Barrie Cook, and my mother Maggie Cook (Neè: Coe). I am very interested in finding photos of James Street at around that time, or speaking with anyone who may have known my parents. I am also very interested in finding a street plan that will show me the longitude and latitude of 38 James Street, as the houses are now gone. Please get in contact via email, if you have any information that may help me. D.Cook
I remember going to the pictures on a Saturday and watching 'Old Mother Riley', also going to Timothy Whites and buying a Christmas present for my mum in there.
If I remember rightly, coming round the corner from Ripple Road into East Street, there was a hole in the ground courtesy of the German bombers. Later, Timothy Whites was built there. Anyway, as youngsters, we used to head for the Capitol cinema for the Saturday morning club, but before we got to the cinema we used to stop at a covered arcade (market) where we used to swap and buy comics - Beano, Dandy, Marvel Topper, you name it, there was a comic of your choice. Does anybody remember the Saturday morning shows at the Capitol cinema? I would be interested to find out. There used to be a pie and mash shop in Ripple Road just past the police station on the right hand side. I used to have to carry a large pudding dish and plate ...Read full memory
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.