Went to London to see Step Sister for the Weekend,Greeted by being told as Brother in Law had got me a Job in Beckton Gasworks,11 years in the retorts and Gas Ovens,met the Wife who was working in Canteen,managed to get a prefab,better than the relief of Mafeking,many good memories,Ferndale Pub etc.Anyone remember Betty Rolfe,Ken Currie???
I was born in Beckton in the house I spent the first 17 years of my life in. It was a small community between the Royal Albert Docks and the Beckton Gas works. My mum was born there, we went to Winsor school, different building but same sight. Great childhood in the days when we knew all our neighbours and could ...Read full memory
I was born in newham hospital in 1981, and have fond vivid memories of helping my mum whilst pregnant with my Sister go canvassing for the borough council. I used to walk with my dad over the enclosed sewer embankment at the rear of Lonsdale ave towards the high ...Read full memory
I was born in Sutton Road, Plaistow (Plaster to us locals) in 1944 and from the age of 4 I was free to roam. Things were different then! Barking Road for all the shops, and the pubs. Rathbone Street market on a Saturday, when it was down Rathbone Street not on the Barking Road. Seeing all the stalls with food ...Read full memory
I started work for Austin's of East ham in 1978, and work their other factories in barking I have done research on Austins as no one seems to know about the company now that were the largest joinery company in the country, they had a magazine in the 30s called Austin chips, in it tells of the founder of the company, ...Read full memory
We used to live in Sherrard Road and I attended Monega Road School. I remember some real pea soupers where I'd walk to school by following the walls of the houses as I went along. Otherwise couldn't see more than a few feet. But also remember great Christmases as friends of my parents lived just down the road and they'd always spoil me rotten. Sadly I've lost touch with them.
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 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 remember a tobacconist and further down a place where I would spend my pocket money buying a small ...Read full memory
Hello Ann, I worked with Brian at StanChart, it would be fun if he remembered me, Chris Peckham. I worked as a messenger and then went to the 4th floor communications dept. I have such wonderful memories of my years at Bishopsgate and then the Clements Lane office...Cheers
does anyone know Sheila swinhoe who moved to barking road east ham in the 1950s her mother was called daisy and her fathers name was james she moved from sunderland with them all those years ago if she remembers me Charlie winter I would like to hear from her
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