Memories of Barking

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

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

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 Time In Barking

My nan and grandad were Barking people, my nan was born on a fishing smack moored in the quay at barge aground area of town. My grandad was a hero of the battle of Jutland. My uncle ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Bob Warren

Man Hung

i remeber one night walking from keith road over to the harrow pub to get some fags for me mum cos me dad was compere at most of the pubs around barking and as i walked past eatsbury house i saw ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Bob Warren

The Road Where I Was Born October 1944,Earliest Memory Approx 1944

Opposite the Odeon cinema, the spotted dog and off licence. I'm certain it was Tommy Keene from Axe St who would be on Wakering Rd ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Lesley Hawken


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


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

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

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