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
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.
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
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
I well remember as a small girl going to the top of Kensington Road to watch the cattle being driven to the market on a Wednesday morning, I think they were from Fowlers Farm but not too sure about that one, then we used to go to the market and watch the cattle being auctioned and also to watch Lou the handbag man selling his bags and ...Read full memory
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.
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 brilliant teachers. I used to box for the school and left to become a butcher until 1964; the next 10 years driving lorries and buses and in ...Read full memory
Has anyone a memory of Anns Corset Shop or Sarahs, in Romford? I do need people to talk to me regarding corsets and foundation wear. Did you work in a department store selling foundation wear or a shop? I need you to tell me about your experiences with customers or your experiences with foundation wear, no matter how whacky or off ...Read full memory
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
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
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