Memories of East Ham

Grangewood St Railway Yard E6

I have fond memories of watching the railway wagons in the goods yard from Grangewood st Just behind the off licence in Plashet Grove. There was a crane with a huge magnet on the end that used to load the wagons with sheet metal off cuts. If you stood near the footbridge in Park rd nearby you would see a diesel ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by petecarrington

Knights Toy Shop Green Street E13

Would be interested to know if anyone remembered Knights toys that opened in Green Street in the early 80's. It was a double fronted shop on Tesco's side of the road and was something to do with Mark for toys in East Ham high street E6. It wasn't there for very long though. I remember going in there with my mum and noticing that there didn't seem to be enough toys to fill such a large shop.

A memory of East Ham by petecarrington

Green And Silley Weir

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

A memory of East Ham by beattiedolly


What about the Trebor factory?- that smelt awful, such a sweet musty smell- I can still smell it now!

A memory of East Ham by Karen Baker

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 and George and her sister Joan who still lives in Langdon Crescent.Her father worked for BICC as ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Gillian Barnes

Iris Jackson

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

A memory of East Ham by Iris Cardy

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 Cleaners on the corner. Before the Fish & Chip shop was Pat & Ken's (Eagle sewing machines), ...Read full memory

Visits To Brick Lane

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

A memory of East Ham by George Davidge


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

A memory of East Ham by Pamela Mather

Memories Of Byron Avenue East Ham

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

A memory of East Ham by David Lawes

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