Memories of Romford

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, she has been looking for Margaret Cole for 57 years. She remembers Bobby Simpson, Primrose Burton, to only name a few, if anyone has anything they can tell me I would appreciate it. Many Thanks.

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Shopping

My mother used to take me from Hornchurch on the 66 bus when i was a small child. She always went to Lous' stall opposite the cinema (flea pit as we called it) She knew him well and could rely on him. We would go and see the cattle being weighed and the sheep and pigs being tagged ready for sale. It was always very busy and noisy ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Gloria Friend

Home From 55 To 64

Mawney Road School 55 Pettits Lane 55 to 59 Married 64 at Good Shepherd Church Mildmay Road and Oaks Avenue Worked at Grenvilles Men's Clothing on the Eastern Avenue Maiden Name Cummings Loved my teenage years. Enjoyed school, teachers I remember are Miss Henn MrsHounsell Mrs Rogers Nimbus dance hall every Sat night, ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Brenda Gower

Smart Weston

I remember very well the giant tennis racket outside of Wards Sports. A little further down was a menswear shop Smart Westons, and what was the name of the coffee bar that was near to both of these shops? Romford was a clean, and enjoyable place to shop in those days. To see it now is very depressing.

Late Mother Attended School

My mother died recently aged 89 in South Africa. I am currently writing an article on her life and have discovered from her brother that she passed her 11 plus exams to enter Romford County High School in 1933/34. She always spoke fondly of the school and mentioned that she had a teacher that used to travel a ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Moira Rowan

Romford And Havering Atte Bower,Very Fond Memories

We moved to Romford in 1951 from Havering where we lived with Nan and Grandad in Pinewood Road. It was an exciting time for me but also an unhappy time leaving Nan and Grandad's house. We moved in a council house in Chelmsford Ave, I made friends with a boy called Raymond Crane, we started ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Helen Scott

Sherry And Comos

my friend and I went to sherry a lot and then I work there not for long the little old man that owen it was a well not a very nice. we uses to go to comos as well.

We The Harris Family Lived In 86 Dagenham Road

Hi all, I was born at No 86 Dagenham Road which at the time was Harris and.sons Greengrocers shop born in 1943 and lived there until1961. My Brothers Richard John and Norman used to manage the shop until my Mother Violet Gladys Harris sold it to my Aunt Nell and cousins Tony and Peter Butler. ...Read full memory

Memory Of Warren Drive

Found this memory from Marlene Bennett i to lived i warren drive went to benhurst school remembered MR Tew Miss McDonald Mrs Nelson who I was terrified of used to make all sorts of excuses not to go to school ,we used to play over the park a lovely place then cornfields woods the river that we used to jump ,unfortunaly it ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford

Market Day

I would catch the 252 bus to Romford Markets on a Saturday morning, I was learning to play the piano and singing pop songs. There was a music stall there with single sheet music and books. I would buy the latest pop songs of Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw, Lulu and go home and play and sing them. I lived in Cross roads at number 66. My Dad ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by suzyq

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