Memories of Hornchurch

Wood Hall Parade

I can remember most of the shops here. The off-licence, Stowells; where Robert Harlow and his family lived and served. Then Draytons, the sweet shop - Mr Drayton had rather red ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornchurch by Paula Kent

Elm Park 1950 1985

The MORLEY family of nine who squeezed into a new house in Rosewood Ave, Elm Park 1950s - 1980s, did a 'down memory lane' trip 28 July 2011 (Romford Recorder), brilliant to go ...Read full memory

Fynn Family

My great grandfather was a blacksmith in Rainham from 1875 until 1922 when he died. His name was Frederick Fynn and he worked in back lane. My grandfather and father were also born in Rainham, but I was born in Dagenham in 1946.

A memory of Hornchurch by Bernie Fynn

Spar Shop Run By Eric Pearce

My father used to run a shop in Hornchurch. I have lovely memories of those days, playing in what I think was an old quarry at the back of the shop. The lady who ran the ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornchurch by Erica Pearce

Great Times

Hi my name is Doug Wilson. This site brought back so many memories. I was born in a bungalow in Wingletye Lane in August 1954 but moved to Great Gardens Road when I was 9 months ...Read full memory

St. Andrews Church.

I used to go to Sunday school here, every Sunday afternoon. I was an angel in a Nativity play, and have a lovely black and white print of the play with numerous friends in, to name ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornchurch by Paula Kent

Ex Benets Rd Resident

I remember many of the shops, the hairdressers was called Christine's I think. We lived in Benets Road nearby. My dad taught at Suttons in the sixties, he taught English, Mr Walsh.

A memory of Hornchurch by Anne Keane

Odeon Cinema, Hornchurch Road

This is the Odeon cinema on the way to the swimming pool (now the sports centre). Used to go there and watch one film through twice just for fun.

A memory of Hornchurch by Nick Sibley

Suttons Secondary Boys School Hornchurch

I attended Suttons Secondary School whilst living in Elm Park from 1946 to 1948, after that we moved to Scotland. I enjoyed Suttons and can remember several ...Read full memory

All Coming Back To Me Now!

Hi from New Zealand, so good to see this site, found quite by accident. I was born in Oldchurch Hospital in 1946 and spend my childhood living at Laburnum Walk, Elm Park. ...Read full memory

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