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Memories of East Ham

Precious Memories

My mum Jane Deal was born in West Ham on the 7thJune 1926 and later moved to East Ham 185 Central Park Road on the corner with Ladysmith Avenue. She lived there with her parents ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Gillian Barnes

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham

Grocer Shop....Green St.

I wonder what ever happened to Linda Winters and her sister. Their father had a shop in Green Street and also worked at the Dorchester hotel.

A memory of East Ham by Brian Williams

Living In East Ham During The War

I remember living in Rutland Road, Forest Gate in 1944, after being evacuated to Yorkshire, we lived at number 21 Rutland Road, my grandparents lived at no 19, and ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Robert Munn


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

Notting Hill. London W.11 [ Originally Notting Dale ]

I was born in 1944 in Great Haywood, Staffordshire, but grew up in Notting Hill. I lived in a prefab in Lancaster Road, W.11. My childhood was full ...Read full memory

The Good Old Shops

I was born in Hatherley Gardens in 1951. My memories are of all the lovely shops that were around, I wonder if anyone can remember some of them? Salters Prams, Larkins Sweet ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by David Rennie


I can remember sitting in our front room (every one had a front room) with my mum playing a card game called Happy Families and the house that joined us had all their family there and you ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Pamela Mather

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Brett Jolly

Up The Hammers

My grandfather, John Williams, lived in a victorian terraced house in Seymour Road with his parents and four brothers. The house was knocked down and replaced with the large block of ...Read full memory

A memory of East Ham by Julian Hight

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