Seven Kings, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Seven Kings and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Downshall Secondary School

I have very fond memories of Downshall Secondary where I was between 1958 and 1962. I used to live in Downshall Avenue, and we used to walk everywhere, to school, to Seven Kings Park and the park up Meads Lane. ...Read full memory

Downhall School

I arrived at the Infants School aged 6, fresh from a tiny village school in rural Somerset. My abiding memory was of the outside communal toilets with a trough at the base of a wall which used to back on to the pavement of ...Read full memory

A memory of Seven Kings by Ian Wilman

Walking To School

I went to Downshall Infants and Primary up to the age of 12 when I then went to Ilford Country High in Gants Hill. I remember the daily walk along Meads Lane calling for a sour grapes gob stopper that would dye our mouths ...Read full memory

A memory of Seven Kings by Linda Bell