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

Early War Years

This is very much a shot in the dark. My parents, Jim & Eva Davidson, moved to Barnhurst in the late 1930s and lived in a maisonette, ground floor I believe. My father worked at the Woolwich Arsenal ordinance factory and I was around 3-4 years old, having been born in Ilford in 1936. Obviously my memory is minimal but ...Read full memory

Albion Road

I used to live in Albion Road, when it was used as a small single road. People used it to access Hides car park, now the new dreaded shopping centre. I used to work in the greengrocers in Hides on a Saturday morning. I lived in a large detached house called 'Highfield' in Albion road before we sold it to the British Legion, ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnehurst by Dave Button

A Pool Of Evocative Tears

I was 8 years old when this picture was taken. It is hard to express how evocative this innocuous little picture is to me. Is that a box of tissues on the right?. Well this picture really set me off blubbing. At this end of the pool was a toddlers pool, part of but fenced off from the deeper part. I was there with ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnehurst by jeanhaedicke