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.

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 whilst at school and later college. The manager was Val Goldstein, who knew everyone in the trade! Chick ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford by Douglas Allchin

Harrison Gobson Fire 1959

I was a young child with my Mother and sibling stranded at Romford Station on the night Harrison - Gibson burned down, after a visit to GrandMa because the power had also been turned off to the overhead power lines on the railway behind the store putting a stop to the electric trains. Think we ended up taking ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford

Sally Lunns Restaurant And Prudential Building

I was born in Gantshill in 1947 and my formative years were spent all around the area. I remember my meeting my mum for lunch at Sally Lunns sometimes during the school holidays as she worked at the Prudential Building. I went to Gearies girls school which no longer exists and when I left ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford by Barbara Budd