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.

Memories Rose & Crown Pub Ilford

I lived opposite the Rose & Crown pub in the old 3 storey victorian houses, they were demolished years ago but I clearly remember looking out of my bedroom window at chucking out time and laughing at the 'drunk' people staggering down the road - I was around 3-4years old then. As a treat on a Saturday and if my ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford

Ilford Hippodrome

The Pantomime Cinderella was performed at the Ilford Hippodrome from Dec 28th 1942 – Jan 4th 1943. When the pony hauling Cinderella’s coach stopped on the stage it went and dropped a load of poo. The children all thought it was great fun, including me. Sadly the Ilford Hippodrome was destroyed by the Germans when a V2 ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford by Edward Lawrence

My Flat

This is such a clear photo of where I lived! I used to stand on the balcony right under that big clock! x

A memory of Ilford by Rae Sharman