Memories of Romford

My Early Days In Romford

I was born in 1929 in my parent's house at 40 Medora Road, adjacent to the old football ground. Any time I hear the Sousa march - 'Liberty Bell' - I am reminded of Saturday ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Geoffrey Styles

Romford Market

My grandad, used to take me to Romford Market as a young child, to see the cattle and sheep in the pens ready for auction, exactly where the market stalls are held now. We used to go in ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Norma Dignum

Memory Joggers

We moved to Romford in 1954. First we lived at Mawneys and attended the primary school there. In 1955 we moved to Oaks Avenue and I attended Pettits Lane Secondary Modern School. I left ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Brenda Gower

Early Childhood In Romford

I was born in 1953 and lived for the first 3 years in an old house in Junction Road (Number 8) with my parents and Mum's mum (Granny). The back garden of the house seemed to ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Roger Harley

Bbc Documentary About Harold Hill

The BBC is looking at the day that Margaret Thatcher introduced the 'Right to Buy' scheme, allowing people in council houses to buy their own homes. The film will ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Real Life Media

When Buses Ran Past Lloyds Bank .....

I am told that once upon a time buses ran through Romford Market towards Gidea Park. Apparently I was happily standing in the queue with my mother and newly-born sister ...Read full memory

Miss Bubbers

I recall Miss Bubbers, in fact I wrote a poem about her in recent years, recalling the way she strode through the corridors with her gown flowing behind her, and her beady eyes ready to ...Read full memory

Oldchurch Hospital 1956 57

I have such memories as a 17 year old of working in the 'Admins Office' in Oldchurch Hospital. I think I just walked in one day, got an interview and started on the Monday - ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Glyn Mallett

Homeleigh Chidrens Home/ Gwen Cotterill

My mother was in a childrens home in Manor Road, Homeleigh and Placents, Miss Erskine was the Matron and she remembers all the children as if it was yesterday, ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford

Memories Of Romford

I was born in 1940 at Recreation Avenue, London Road and have many happy memories of my birthplace. I attended London Road Junior School from 1946 to 1951 and remember three ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Bernard Strutt

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