Memories of East Ham

The Dumps

My mum and dad owned the Lonsdale off-licence during the 1960s and 1970s. I went to Brampton Manor, a few teachers stick in my memory but Dr Groom has to be the world's best physics teacher. I remember bunking off, walking over the ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Brett Jolly

Street Party

I am unable to say which street party this was for, either VJ or VE. Photo taken at Brampton Road. East Ham .E.6 London. My parents and Brother are featured, my brother being in Army uniform. My cousin Audrey and I are at the ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Joyce Hunt

Barking Road Hartley Infants School Granada Etc

My parents owned the Horseshoe Cafe, 146 Barking Road, and we lived in the apartment above. Next door on the corner was a bakery and next door on the other side was a 'removal' company. I also ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Helga Hurban


When I worked at Fentocraft in St Johns Road it was a small factory that did hand painting on glass and pick-a-sticks, a game. We always had a Christmas party, they would put a table down the middle and our bosses, a M and Mrs ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Pamela Mather

Mitchells Shop Lonsdale Avenue East Ham

My memories of my aunt and uncle's shop in Lonsdale Avenue spans from my earliest memory until 1978 when it was destroyed by fire. My aunt and uncle were Violet and Stanley (Mick) Mitchell. I'm not ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Joanne Andrews

Barking Road, C1965

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 ...Read full memory

Precious Memories

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Gillian Barnes

White Horse Road

My first serious girl friend lived in White Horse Road. She worked in her father's small grocery shop in Green Street. I recall I had to buy quite a few jars of jam before I could pluck up courage to ask her out on a date, as ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Brian Williams

Boundary Road/Frinton Road

Being born in Boundary Road, listening to the yells from West ham on a Saturday, the old Co op butchers and grocery shop, Brampton school/ park, the bakers, the milkman with a horse, playing in the street, calling ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham

Meeting My Future Wife

I worked for israels who had a fruit & veg shop opposite the town hall from june 1963 to 1965 in early 64 i noticed a pretty young girl walking past the shop each morning on her way to east ham station to catch the ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by David Brown

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