Ilford, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Harrison Gibson Fire

I remember the H-G fire well. I was sixteen at the time and was on my way home from evening classes at the South West Essex Tech, as it was called in those days, in Longbridge Road Barking. As soon as I left the college on ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford

Ron's Music Shop And Redbridge Photographic

The former Ron Pakeham (spelling?) owned one of the stores in Pioneer Market and sub-let half (and eventually all) that store to Redbridge Photographic, where I worked some evenings and Saturdays ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford by Douglas Allchin

I Remember

I was born in Ilford in 1961, in Stanley Road, opposite the cemetery of St Mary the Virgin! I remember well shopping trips 'Up Ilford' with Mum or Dad as a child. I remember too, going into C&A for clothes, and visiting the Clarkes ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford by Linda Rozee