Ilford, The High Road And Old Houses c.1965
Memories of Ilford, the High Road and Old Houses c1965
My father and grandfather, Henry Reeve and Frank Jobson, owned the newsagent facing the main Valentine's Park Gates. I was born 1968, in the bedroom above, and arrived with the newspapers. I spent such a great childhood residing in lford and sadly had to leave 1979 when the lease could not be renewed, as the buildings were being demolished. But very happy memories I still hold close to my heart.
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 dad was lucky on the 'horses' my dad used to take us for a milkshake in the Rainbow Cafe near the Pioneer Mkt. Happy memories
Memories of Ilford
I remember Ilord townhall we used to go dancing (ballroom) every saturday night that is when we had live bands.I lived in hainault does any body remember going dancing at ilford townhall.I now live in herfordshire.arnold.
I can recall going with my father up to Barkingside after an air raid during the Second World War and seeing a farm that had been hit. There were fire hoses all over the road and pigs running up the High Street. The farm was just across the road from the cinema (The State?). We too were to be bombed out of our house, at the bottom of ...Read full memory
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 brass band on a Sunday afternoon in Valentines Park, Valentines Park lido, walking down Ley Street, ...Read full memory
This is not a memory - more of a request for info/stories please. I used to live in Barkingside in the 1990's when I was a child. I have since moved away but I am still very interested in the history of the area, especially anything about the second world war. As someone who is deeply interested in history, I am wondering if ...Read full memory