Leytonstone, Whipps Cross, View From Hollow Pond 1906
Memories of Leytonstone
Remember being there 1970-1974, English Teacher and head of year Mr. Richardson. I lived in Bulwer Court. Fond memories of the wanstead flats fair and cathall baths.
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
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 !
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