Hackbridge, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Hackbridge and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Hackbridge And Elmwood

Although born in Hackbridge, and bombed out also, we lived with my grandparents at 142 London Road and went to the infants school, junior, and then Elmwood. I was in 4B later, I think it was a bit of a rebel's class. ...Read full memory

Elmwood School Mullards

I was checking the street views on Google Earth and for fun eventually found myself checking out HACKBRIDGE for which I have very mixed feelings. Like another of your writers I used to wait by the factory gates of ...Read full memory


I lived in Orchard Avenue, number 4, when the whole road was mock Tudor exteriors. I had quite a shock to revisit a few years ago to see them all plastered over and looking very tired.  In the l950s and early 1960s when I ...Read full memory

A memory of Hackbridge by Janis Read