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

The Man That Barton Under Needwood Didn't Want

this is a strange but true story and I hope that one day I can meet the family of the above man. Arthur Warrington was born in the village i believe, he went to war in the first world war and also ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford

Valentines Park Ilford Gants Hill

Hi there. I'll always have fond memories of Valentines Park, those beautiful swans and Canadian cygnets at the Cranbrook Road end, Gants Hill Odeon, library, the bird cage in Valentines Park, the boat lakes, the ...Read full memory

A memory of Ilford by bevjoemorris