Memories of Barking

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

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

Shops In Barking

I remember the shops in Barking very well when I was a child. One of my favourite shops was Bullies the Jewellers, you couldn't miss it because it had a great big clock flush with ...Read full memory

Rosebank Caravan Park Clacton

Does anyone remember rosebank caravan park on the london rd going into Clacton ? (little Clacton I believe) the robin hood pub was close by and right next to the caravan ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Kevin Edwards

Durell Road, Martins Corner

What a place! If you're not born here, run for the hills! But I love it, I still see faces of long ago that do too, or why didn't we move away a long time ago!! My mum and ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Michael Jacob

1949 1966

I was born at 16 Roding Avene, the prefabs right next to the River Roding. Across the main London Road was Delayneys, also the Masters Match factory with its tall chimmney. I remember seeing ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Yvonne Tilbury

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

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

Living In Tanner Street Barkng

When I was four years old our family moved from Benfleet Essex to Barking. M y Farther took a position as Manager of a Corn Chandlers In Tanner Street, and we lived at ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by lawrand

Born In Barking

I was born at 38 James Street, Barking on Christmas day 1965 (25/12/65.) My father was called Barrie Cook, and my mother Maggie Cook (Neè: Coe). I am very interested in finding photos of ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by David Cook

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