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 ...Read full memory
Hi I was Maxine walker back then I used to go to joyce williams school of dance I started when I was 6 till 13 yrs as we moved we used to have the working men's club in barking and we also done all our exams there ...Read full memory
Living in the prefabs in Ilford Lane I could walk into town up Fanshawe Avenue, or go via Tanner Street and then Glenny Road or, and my memory may be playing tricks on me but I think it was Harpur Road and then ...Read full memory
I grew up at 90 Victoria Road, then we moved to 75 Salisbury Avenue, I remember it well. The front of the house was chocolate brown paint and the garden in the back was overgrown like a jungle. Over the years my dad painted ...Read full memory
Come out of there and you were at the Magistrates Court in the square I remember a big tree in the back behind black iron fencing and thinking that's where they did the hangings right in front of Barking indoor swimming ...Read full memory
Looking at the wonderful reflections on Barking I wanted to add my memories. I was born in Aveley. I spent many happy days out in Barking. I remember getting dressed-up, packing fish paste sandwiches and spending long summer ...Read full memory
What a place! If you're not born here, run for the hills! But I love it, I still see faces of long ago that do too, or why didn't we move away a long time ago!! My mum and dad were the best, I never got hit by them ...Read full memory
I was born 1954 in St Mary's Road, Barking and use to go to Saturday morning pictures with my friends and the Barking Park Lido. The town has changed a lot over the years, you might recognize some bits and a lot of the pubs have since closed, I used to go to Eastbury Comprehensive and left in 1969.
I was born in 1953. Mr Aston the head, my teacher was Miss Wynne, a great school.
Sorry to one of your correspondents, males never wore hats in the shops of J.Sainsbury to my knowledge. The females wore nylon head scarves. I worked at the Barking branch for several years, are there any more of the staff ...Read full memory
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