Ham, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Photo Books on Ham

Browse 72 photo books on Ham and the surrounding area.

Best Years Of My Life

Oh yes, the memories flood back. My mate Peter Leonard worked at Elsons. Mr Cox was the manager at the CO-OP with Mrs Budd (had a crush on her daughter Kathleen). Also THE BENCH which led to Jessops in BACK LANE. Don't forget the Pits and the concrete barges, apple island and the firing range. I remember them building ...Read full memory

A memory of Ham by Malcolm Hughes

A Ham Family

My mother and father lived in Evelyn Road - the cul-de-sac opposite the large white house in the distance - mother still there - lived in two of the houses for all her eighty years - married the boy next door (well.. at the top of the cul- de- sac!). I'm 53 and it is how I remember itn into the early 1960s - Elson the grocer on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Ham by John Clifford

37 Ashburnham Road From 1955 To 1966

I spent my first eleven years in the above address. The houses were all council houses. There was an Anderson shelter in the back garden from the second world war. The houses were quite ordinary but Ham was a very special place. We were totally free to come and go without parents and I played with friends ...Read full memory

A memory of Ham by Lesley Winkworth