Barnehurst, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Appledore Ave, Barnehurst

I lived in Appledore Avenue, for the first 17 years of my life.(1956 - 1973) Happy memories. My parents were married at St Paulinus Church in 1954. I went to Barnehurst Primary and Junior School. the headmistresses were Miss Cardy and Miss Mumford. I go back every so often to rekindle my earliest memories... its such a long time ago Steve Tull Ramsgate Kent.

A memory of Barnehurst by Steve Tull