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Barking Park

A Memory of Barking

I have many happy memories of Barking Park in the 1950s; the lake with the paddle boats; the swimming pool where my school summer holidays were spent relaxing in the sunshine; the carnival with the huge fairground once a year in the park.
A meeting place where people could get together with friends & family; we used to walk from Pelham Avenue where I lived with my parents, two sisters & my brother; they were great times with none of the worries that are around today; children were allowed to be just that, children.

A memory shared by Rita Ovenden Nee Edwards , on Sep 27th, 2010.

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