I worked for Green and Silley Weir in Royal Albert Docks in the mid 1960's. I remember there being a nice bunch of people working there. Every Christmas us girls in the offices used to get a few big boxes of chocolates from the men who worked in the different *shops*. There were Blacksmiths, Engineers, electricians ...Read full memory
What about the Trebor factory?- that smelt awful, such a sweet musty smell- I can still smell it now!
My mum Jane Deal was born in West Ham on the 7thJune 1926 and later moved to East Ham 185 Central Park Road on the corner with Ladysmith Avenue. She lived there with her parents Jane and Arthur Deal. and her brothers Arthur and George and her sister Joan who still lives in Langdon Crescent.Her father worked for BICC as ...Read full memory
Born in Upney Hospital in 1954. We lived in Davington Road, and later in Halibutt Street. I went to Dorothey Barley and Erkenwald School, as did my sister Jenny and brother Joe. In the early 70's I worked in Stanley Morris hairdressers in Barking, a very (at that time) fashionable salon and very busy, and I worked with a great ...Read full memory
The photograph on Barking Road c1965 brought back some childhood memories. I was born in Dukes Court in 1955. I can remember the shops in the photo, the Fish & Chip shop, Johns the Greengrocer's, Walkers, Aflecks, the Dry Cleaners on the corner. Before the Fish & Chip shop was Pat & Ken's (Eagle sewing machines), ...Read full memory
Further to my other memories. I have just found a picture of My Father & I having just returned from Brick Lane. Everyone knows Petticoat Lane by Aldgate East Station. My Dad avoided it because he thought it sold mostly tat. We would always go further on to where all the Debris around Brick Lane were situated. On these ...Read full memory
Can anyone remember Coronation Day in Stokes Road? It's so clear in my mind but I have only one photo. We had a long table in the street . My sister was dressed as a Dutch girl and the boy next door called Lenny Moss was a jockey but his outfit was made of crepe paper and it split. I was dressed in baggy trouser and a crop top ...Read full memory
My late father, Don Lawes, grew up at no. 121 Byron Avenue on the Poets Estate in East Ham (off High Street North) during the '40s and '50s and attended East Ham Grammar School from 1938 to 1944. My late paternal grandmother, May Lawes, was a councillor on East Ham borough council (and mayor for a term) ...Read full memory
Can anyone remember Fentocraft Ltd, it was off St John Road. I left school, was good at art and got a job there hand painting on glass, I loved it, but it was so cold in there. The glass would come in tea chest unpacked outside, they were like ice. The Co-op was on the corner, opposite was a bus stop, 101. It went to the ...Read full memory
I was at Roman Rd School in East Ham in 1967/68 where my father Reg H Hill (born in Tyrone Rd in 1926) was my teacher and also the school's Deputy Head. I am now semi-retired, living in Tokyo Japan where I am pursuing, amongst other things a freelance writing career. My current project is to put together an article ...Read full memory
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