Memories of East Ham

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by David Lawes

Plaistow In The 1940s & 50s

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

A memory of East Ham by George Davidge

Hammer Of The Year Dance

At the end of the 1972/1973 football season, and at the age of 17, I went for the first (and only) time to the annual Hammer of the Year dance at East Ham town Hall organised by West Ham United. I went with my friend ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Ann Martin

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

Growing Up In East Ham

I was born in what used to be the Aldersbrook Maternity Home and lived in Shakespeare Crescent, Manor Park until my parents moved in 1983 to a flat in Aldersbrook which had been the maternity home - talk about coming ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham


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

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

East Ham

Born in East Ham in 1943. We are 4 sisters. Favourite place was Central Park after school each day. Playing rounders or on the swings with the Parkie blowing his whistle after 10 mins to get off for the next lot to get on. Sunday ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Anita Loe


How funny, a friend got in touch with me through this web site, she said I got lost in the park because we had one of those terrible fogs that were green, couldn't see a hand in front of your face. I was wandering around trying to find ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Pamela Mather

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

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