Memories of Romford

Sherry's Romford

Sherry's was a milk, ice cream and coffee bar, as you say opposite the Odeon. My father and mother were the managers there in the 60's. My dad made the best milkshakes and ice cream sundaes. Many top bands appeared at the Odeon and used the bar before and after performances. There was an autograph book which was kept by the ...Read full memory

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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, but the row of shops in Carlton Road still exist. I remember shopping at the sweet shop with a ration book and buying Tizer and Idris at the corner ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Mary Hill

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 - no job centres or CVs needed then. The boss was Mr Totts and Mr Izzard and Mr Jarvis were his under colleagues. I used to have to walk across ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Glyn Mallett

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.  This is the last view I had of the street, as we left in a taxi, to sail to Canada in 1946.  Made a brief visit to Warren Drive in 1956. ...Read full memory

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 manufacture Bren gun carriers and other war time vehicles. In his absence my mother and I typically slept in a bomb shelter in our garden, but on this ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Ray Tricker

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.

1935 To 1952

I moved to 146 Warren Drive at the age of one and lived there till I was 18 years old. I went to Benhurst Avenue School then to Suttons Lane Secondary Modern. I remember the bomb dropping in the school gateway in Warren Drive, also of playing in the park. My friends were Betty Ward, Monica Sidey & Pat Craddock - they lived at ...Read full memory

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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Rush Green Romford

Hi, I'm an ex Romford lad, I lived in 61 Douglas Road from 1942-1958. When I left school in 1950 I started work in the London Co-op in Park Lane as an errand boy. I bought my first bicycle from Sisselys in Rush Green, it was a Sunbeam, I had that for a good many years and went out weekends on it. I did a couple of trips to ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by John Gower

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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