Barking, St Margaret's Church c.1955
Memories of Barking, St Margaret's Church C1955
Married in 1966, we remember the Rev Roxborough and loved his sense of humour. He later became a bishop, I think. I am collecting stories about Barking and Dagenham for a new book on the borough.
My husband and I were married at St Margaret's Church in January 1970, we were married by the REV ROXBOUGH, he was a very gentle man and he and his wife moved to Devon in the 80s or there abouts. We went back to the church on our 25th wedding anniversary to look around and were lucky enough to get into the church, and the then Vicar gave us a blessing on our vows - so unexpected but so lovely too, he gave us a Candle to light on our actual date which was about two or three days after our visit. I remember the day we got married we should have got to the church by 3.45pm, but the traffic lights at the top of Linton Rd were out of order and our driver got out to have a word with the ...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.