Barkingside, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Barkingside and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Jj Double And Gearies Scool

What an amazing site! I went to Gearies in 1949 and left in 1953 and if I remember correctly Doubles was the motocycle shop on the corner. It is now nearly sixty years ago so my memory of the streets in the area is a bit hazy but the photos certainly brought back a load of memories. The Rossie's I remember was ...Read full memory

V2 Rocket Dropped On Hatley Avenue

Late in Feb 1945 (I think it was the 25th) I was at Geary's school when during the dinner break a neighbour of my own age Sheila Solomon told me that my house had been bombed. At the time I lived at 39 Hastings Ave. The house immediately behind us was in Hatley Ave and it together with ours was ...Read full memory

A memory of Barkingside by John Zammit

When I Was Born.

When I was born we lived at 8 Longwood Parade, Longwood Gardens, Barkingside. Yet when my husband took me back there two years ago Longwood Parade seemed to have gone and the houses are all numbered as Longwood Gardens. Anybody know why? Ann Hall (nee Moller)

A memory of Barkingside by Ann Hall