Memories of Barking

The Capitol Cinema

I used to look forward to the weekend so I could pay my 'tanner' and go to the Saturday morning pictures at the Capitol (now Marks & Spencer I believe). I was born and raised in ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Peter Hutt

Dancing School Joyce Williams

Hi I was Maxine walker back then I used to go to joyce williams school of dance I started when I was 6 till 13 yrs as we moved we used to have the working men's club in ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by goldilockaxine

Thames Road Huts

I remember the huts in Thames Rd - I lived in No.14, adjacent to the allotments from birth until I was 5 yrs old. Then moved to 46 Howard Rd Barking between Abbey Rd and Gascoigne Rd ...Read full memory

My Memories Of Home

I remember going to the Ripple Road School. I started in the middle of the year 1949 I think. I left about the middle 1950s. I remember going to the corner shop to buy sweets like ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Pat West

Nissan Huts Barking Park

Id love to here more about the Nissan Huts in Barking Park, my late husband Allan Longden had so many happy memories of his childhood days there, swimming in the lake and the lido. Can anyone tell me wherebouts the huts were located. Sue Longden

A memory of Barking by Susan Longden

Fish And Chips

Looking at the wonderful reflections on Barking I wanted to add my memories. I was born in Aveley. I spent many happy days out in Barking. I remember getting dressed-up, packing fish ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking

Hearts Lane, Barking

My Nan, was Mrs Ring, we used to stay with her in her house in Hearts Lane opposite the Asbestos Co , next to the Thames Plywood Co (where I worked a few years later). Nan's house ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Terence Flood

Memories Of Growing Up

My first real memory of the town was Mum taking me to Blakes corner which has been bombed and me peering through the wooden safety wall, to look at the hole down below. I think ...Read full memory

Barking Station 1960 1966

As a school-boy I had a job working for W.H.Smith at Barking Station. I started when I was twelve on a paper round, but after a short while the shop manager, Albert Hedges, ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Joss Ollett

Barking Park

I have many happy memories of Barking Park in the 1950s; the lake with the paddle boats; the swimming pool where my school summer holidays were spent relaxing in the sunshine; the carnival ...Read full memory

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