Memories of Romford

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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by John Gower

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 ...Read full memory

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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Helen Scott

Romford Market

Mum and Dad took me from Elm Park to Romford where I became lost in the Romford market! I remember being sat upon a stall by a policeman where I was found by my parents! I barely remember all of it!!! We lived on Warren Drive in Elm Park! Marlene (nee) Bennett. I live on Vancouver Island now

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 in a pram waiting for a 174. I held tight ...Read full memory

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 be a jungle and had its end boundary with ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Roger Harley

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, ...Read full memory


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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Romford by Gloria Friend

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