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.

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 Aldborough Rd. We would compete to see who could reach the highest up the wall (if you know what I ...Read full memory

A memory of Seven Kings by Ian Wilman

Downshall School

I used to live in Chester Road, and it seemed miles to walk to school. I attended the infants, primary and secondary schools of Downshall, before moving to St. Albans in the 60s. I remember the baker shop in Meads Lane and given the task of buying a loaf, and a loaf of bread arriving home minus all the poppy seeds, no ...Read full memory

A memory of Seven Kings

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 dark purple. The school seemed so big and when I look at this photo it looks like something out of ...Read full memory

A memory of Seven Kings by Linda Bell