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Memories of Romford

Doing The Shopping

I lived a mile or so east of Rush Green, in Barton Avenue but my mum would send me with a note to get the shopping for the family. She would sometimes give me eight half crowns or ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Tony Davis

Chase Cross School

My memory of that year was attending Chase Cross School and enjoying my four years there. The teachers were Mr Race, Mr Matthews, Mr D Shaw and in the last year, Mr Whittnel - all ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by David Ogilvie

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Brenda Gower

Night Of The V1 Bomb

After we were bombed out in London my parents bought a house in Romford, Essex. My father was working for the Ford Motor Company that had converted its assembly lines to ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Ray Tricker

First Home

I was born in Hornchurch in 1934, but my mother, father and myself were the first residents of 121 Warren Drive, Elm Park.  My brother was born in the house at 121, in 1945. ...Read full memory

Football & Veg

It was 1971 and as a 7 year old I remember my dad Stanley Mason (1921-2002) taking me to "Brooklands' stadium to watch Romford FC. We always stood in the same place on the terrace. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Glyn Mason

Romford's Market Town Long Gone!

I lived at 81 Junction Road from the age of 3 - 11 from 1946 - 1953. The house was one of 4 large detached houses close to the railway which have been demolished, ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Mary Hill

Heather Jones

I was in Manor Road Children's Home and at Xmas we stood in a line to pick a second-hand toy from a tressel table which people gave to the home. I was at the back and I picked a doll with a china head that had a hole in, but to me it was wonderful. Oh, so many memories...

A memory of Romford by Heather Woolf

Worked In Coop And Armstrong

Remember it well worked London coop south street in bedding and curtains.remember many names including miss peters,Mrs ruff,Mr fantham the manager of department,Margaret perry. Also worked in high street at Richard Armstrong hairdressers.remember names of tony,Jan and the boss richard .

A memory of Romford by Peter Bailey

School Days

Mawney Road School and Pettits Lane were my schools and I had two best friends who lived up Dorsit Ave; one friend was Kay L------ and Peter Ph------ we always walked to school together or Peter would give me a ride on the cross bar of her bike. I often wonder what happened to them both!

A memory of Romford by Heather Woolf

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