Leytonstone, Whipps Cross, View From Hollow Pond 1906

Leytonstone, Whipps Cross, View From Hollow Pond 1906

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Memories of Leytonstone

Vicarage Road Visits

I was born in Pimlico in 1946, but always have the fondest memories of my many visits to Leytonstone to, whom I knew at the time as, my Auntie Joyce and Yugoslavian Uncle Michael who lived in Vicarage Road during the 1950’s. I would travel with them on the bus from Victoria via Piccadilly changing at Hackney at ...Read full memory

A memory of Leytonstone by Arthur Bell

Picnics With Sandwiches And A Bottle Of Pop With Mum, Paddling In The Pond

We used to have lovely picnics, mum took sandwiches and some pop in a bottle, a towel and a flannel to wipe dirty hands and faces. We spend all day paddling and catching minnows with our net. My brother Tom always used to send a model boat out and they usually got stuck or sunk by a wave !

A memory of Leytonstone by Dawn Smith


Bearmans was the big department store, the site which is now occupied by the Coop or Leo's. I remember the toy department at Christmas was fantastic with an enormous model train layout in the centre of the floor which would take you ages to walk right round, everything painstakingly assembled in miniature for the kiddies. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Leytonstone

Leytonstone In The 1950s

I was born in Walthamstow in 1952 and moved to Drayton Road in Leytonstone in 1953. We lived there for 10 years and my brother and sisters were born there. I went to Goerge Tomlinson School from 1957 to 1963, my teachers as I remember were: Miss Maslin, Mrs Isaacs, Mrs Hawkes, (infants), Miss Martin, Miss ...Read full memory

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