Memories of Barking

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

Faircross And My Early Teens

I was born in Upney Hospital 1944, my mum and dad lived in Stratton Drive, went to Park Modern School as did my 2 older sisters and my brother. Most of my parents families ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Bernard Stevens

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

Upney Lane

I was born in the Cottage Hospital in Upney Lane in 1950 and lived in Beccles Drive (Glenny Estate) until I married in 1976. My grandparents lived at 26 Upney Lane, next door to Mr and Mrs ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Susan Mitchell

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

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

Faircross

I was born in Barking Hospital in 1967 but my family moved into Upney House at Faircross in 1953 I believe, this may have been when these were first built. I have lots of memories of ...Read full memory

Steam

I remember the old Barking Station and loving the smell of the steam trains; standing on the bridge and watching the train from (Tilbury or Southend?) disappearing in a cloud of steam. ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Susan Mitchell

Shopping In Barking

I was born in 1947,  so anyone that reads this of that era can relate to the great shopping and Barking people. You could never walk through the shops without seeing a friend ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Edna Reynolds

An amazing community has grown around our request to Share Your Memories.

You've shared 49603 memories of 29091 towns & villages, right across the UK!

So many of these are filled with extraordinary, irreplaceable detail that will now be preserved.

Keep them coming!

Start Now

It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the Add Your Memory links to begin.

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history & people?

Visit our US site?

You are browsing the UK verison of our site. We think you might be better looking at the US version instead.

For delivery within North America please use our US site.

For delivery outside North America, please use our UK site.

Stay on UK version
Use the US version