Memories of Leytonstone
I lived in Granleigh Road in Leytonstone. I was born in Forest Gate Maternity in Forest Lane. I can remember going to Leytonstone football ground situated at the bottom of Granleigh Road as a child with my dad on many a Saturday afternoon, they were in their day a very good amateur football side. I also started ...Read full memory
I was asked to read a lesson by my teacher at St Johns Church, Leytonstone for one of our school services. To my horror, she had me practice reading loudly in the school corridors and left me standing there, reading aloud, when all the other kids came back in from playtime. However, when it ...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 !
Moved to Hall Road Leyton, Schools, CANHALL ROAD, LAKEHOUSE SECONDARY SCHOOL,. Mates included: David Connelly, Michael Crabb, John Peak, Raymond Ellis.Joined 7th of Leyton Boyscouts 1960. Remember playing Isle of Ponds, Eaton Mannor Tip,Ride Motor Bikes to Southend with David Connelly, John Peak.