My grandad, used to take me to Romford Market as a young child, to see the cattle and sheep in the pens ready for auction, exactly where the market stalls are held now. We used to go in a cafe for a cup of tea and a cake. The cafe is still there today but is now up in the new building in what was the old arcade, they have ...Read full memory
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
I remember going to the Saturday morning picture in the Laurie Hall, it cost 6d. We lived in North Street and going back through the churchyard to the next street there was an ice factory threre and on a hot day they would give us a pieceof ice to suck on the way home. Great memories.
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.
I worked in Romford shopping hall in 1960 for Learners Curtains and Fabrics. l was only fourteen and l worked there every Saturday and Wednesday and Friday after school. A good place to work, very busy in those days. Worked with many guys includin Fred Rich and Len Pugh.
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
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
The BBC is looking at the day that Margaret Thatcher introduced the 'Right to Buy' scheme, allowing people in council houses to buy their own homes. The film will look at the benefits for several million people who became homeowners, and the difficulty for councils in replacing the stock of social ...Read full memory
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
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
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