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Shepherd Street, Bow.

A Memory of Barking

Does anyone remember Shepherd Street in Bow? The Widow's Son pub was on the corner (famous for its hot cross buns legend). The pub is still there but the road is now warehouses of some kind. I ask because my father lived down this short road as a child, his name Edward Pryer. Does this name ring a bell with anyone? They say, if you were born within the sound of Bow bells that you are a cockney.......my dad used to say, if you wer born within the sound of the Spratts factory hooter you were even more of a cockney.

A memory shared by Roy Pryer , on May 9th, 2013.

Comments & feedback

Tue May 10th 2016, at 6:48 pm

dave.paxton commented:

I used to live in Shepherd Street when I was a boy during the early 70's - David Paxton

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