Memories of East Ham

Plaistow In The 1940s & 50s

I was born in Sutton Road, Plaistow (Plaster to us locals) in 1944 and from the age of 4 I was free to roam. Things were different then! Barking Road for all the shops, and ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by George Davidge

1970's And 1980's East Ham Memories

I left East Ham behind around 1983 for Essex, my mother and father told me we were moving because East Ham was changing, becoming dirty and run down, I was ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham

Barking Road, C1965

The photograph on Barking Road c1965 brought back some childhood memories. I was born in Dukes Court in 1955. I can remember the shops in the photo, the Fish & Chip shop, Johns the ...Read full memory

Street Party

I am unable to say which street party this was for, either VJ or VE. Photo taken at Brampton Road. East Ham .E.6 London. My parents and Brother are featured, my brother being in Army ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Joyce Hunt

East Ham Town Hall

Happy hours with my friend Ella Hyde whose father was caretaker in the Town Hall. Hiding in the gallery to watch the ballroom dances. We both swam for East Ham swimming club for ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Anita Loe

Growing Up In East Ham

I was born in what used to be the Aldersbrook Maternity Home and lived in Shakespeare Crescent, Manor Park until my parents moved in 1983 to a flat in Aldersbrook which had ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham

But You Cant Take The East Ham Out Of The Boy

I was born at Howard's Road Hospital in 1954. My parents lived with relatives in Walpole Road then Elm Park before coming back to East Ham. We moved about ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Ted Hannaford

East Ham Technical College 1963 1966

This picture takes me back a long way. I was a student at this college from Sept 1963 to July 1966. I lived in East Ham at the time so I could easily walk to it in ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Colin Wood


I always think of East Ham at Christmas, going to the Co-op to see Father Christmas, it seemed like magic how they did it. Then when older I remember my dad sat down our shed at 61 Stokes ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Pamela Mather


The best toast in the world was served by the two old ladies in the Town Hall swimming baths; then you'd come out and go in the library next door. Saturday mornings off to the shack at Brampton ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Brett Jolly

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