Memories of East Ham


Born in Ilford 1947 I lived just a few yards from Barking Park. I spent a lot of happy times there in the outdoor swimming pool, running around the field, riding on the little train, ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham

East Ham 1943 To 1971

I moved to East Ham as a nipper in 1943 and lived in Bartle Avenue. During the war I contracted diphtheria and spent eight weeks in an isolation hospital somewhere in Woodford. ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham

Visits To Brick Lane

Further to my other memories. I have just found a picture of My Father & I having just returned from Brick Lane. Everyone knows Petticoat Lane by Aldgate East Station. My Dad ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by George Davidge

Visiting My Nan And Grandad

I remember as a young girl going to visit my grandparents house in Monega Road, Manor Park.  They lived in a three-up, two-down with a funny type coal shed under the ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Jenny Watts

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

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

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

T A Centre Vicarage Lane

My dad was in the army and we left Nairobi in Kenya and went to live at the TA Centre on Vicarage Lane in East Ham. I went to Burges Manor School for girls and next door was ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Grace Brown

The Dumps

My mum and dad owned the Lonsdale off-licence during the 1960s and 1970s. I went to Brampton Manor, a few teachers stick in my memory but Dr Groom has to be the world's best physics teacher. ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Brett Jolly

Growing Up

I moved to Manor Park in 1948 aged 4 - my stepfather ran Chan's Restaurant. Memories - catching the 101 bus to Woolwich and spending all day going backwards and forwards on the Woolwich ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Philip Chung

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