Romford, Cattle Market c.1950
Memories of Romford
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.
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
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
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.