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. Fred Barty would walk us to the canteen, pick up the old powdered milk tins, and thats what we used ...Read full memory


Today, all the shops have changed. On the right there's an Indian resturant, a shop, a cafe, a tile shop and a salon. Directly ahead, there are 3 shops; one is also a post office. There is also a betting shop, a funeral parlour, but I think it's a hairdressers now, a kebab shop, a chip shop and an Indian take-away shop. The bus ...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 Mullards for my mother Jean (Emma Jane). She had worked there since post war and moved to Pascalls ...Read full memory