Memories of Hornchurch

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

Wilton Memories

Like Gloria Friend, I spent a happy childhood in Hornchurch, attending Suttons Primary School where my mother (Mrs Wilton) was deputy head and Mr Occomore our headmaster. We were ...Read full memory

School Days In Hornchurch

I was born in Hornchurch and attended North Street School, I can still smell the greens from the canteen. We had little beds put up in the hall and after dinner we had to ...Read full memory

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

Suttons Secondary Modern Boys' School, Hornchurch

My Dad, Dennis (Den) Smith lived at 69 St. Andrews Avenue with his widowed mother Iris and his younger sister Mary. During WWII the area suffered bomb ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornchurch by Debra Budge

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

Happy Days

I lived in Hornchurch 1946-58. Went to school at North Street Primary and then for a brief time to Dury Falls before we moved in 1958. My father ran Cramphorns Corn and Seed Merchants, ...Read full memory

Boyhood Reminiscences

I was born in Vicarage Road and went to Rainsford Way Primary School. This was near the Hornchurch Bus Garage and us boys would watch the big red Routemaster buses swinging ...Read full memory

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

I Now Live Here

I now live in Hornchurch, since 2003, and the High Street looks nothing like this (apart from the pub, the Bull, still the same but is now the Fatlin & Furkin)  picture in 1955.

A memory of Hornchurch by Eddie Tait

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