Childrens Home

A Memory of Buckhurst Hill

I was once at the children's home in Palmerston Road from about 1953 to 1957 when I went back to Stepney. I went to the school in Princes Road that backed on the Lord's Bushes. I remember impaling my foot with a garden fork at the school. Also at the bottem Queen's Road at the junction with Victoria Road there was a shop that had a train set in the window that if you put a penny in a slot set in the window frame it would do a few laps. Also used to go swiming in the river Roding.

A memory shared by Ronald Milligan , on Jan 29th, 2008.

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