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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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
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 ...Read full memory
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
I lived there for 14 years, what happy days they were, always lots to do. Never got bored, great community spirit there we all looked out for each other then, played in the Barking rec opposite, happy days. Anyone else live at Dukes Court? I was Jacqueline east then.
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
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 ...Read full memory
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